Professor Anne Kelso reappointed NHMRC CEO

Highly distinguished and respected medical researcher Professor Anne Kelso AO has been reappointed as CEO of the Australian Government’s leading health and medical research agency for a further five years—until 2023. Professor Kelso was first appointed CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in April 2015 and has performed an outstanding role…

AFL superstar joins push to get more Aussies into clinical trials

The Turnbull Government is launching a national awareness campaign to get to get more Australians into ground-breaking clinical trials, opening up access to life-saving new medicines and treatments. The Helping Our Health awareness campaign will be led by four-time AFL premiership player and Hawthorn Football Club Captain, Jarryd Roughead. Roughhead will be the official ambassador…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                        Topics: Launch of the Helping Our Health awareness campaign to get more Australians to participate in clinical trial.  GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be here today at the amazing VCCC and Peter Mac. This is a national treasure and Peter Mac is about…

Draft National Action Plan for Endometriosis released for consultation

The Turnbull Government has today released the initial draft National Action Plan for Endometriosis and called for further public input. The draft plan was developed with endometriosis patient advocates, researchers and clinicians from around Australia earlier this year. This first draft of the National Action Plan for Endometriosis is now open for public consultation. I…

Interview with Sabra Lane – ABC AM

E&OE…                        Topics: The extension of the National Suicide Prevention Trial with a further $13 million investment; Record mental health funding in the Budget SABRA LANE: Mental health is a big beneficiary of money from the Federal Budget. Millions of dollars are being poured into…

More support for suicide prevention programs

The Turnbull Government is extending a ground-breaking suicide prevention trial by a further year with a $13 million investment to ensure local communities have more time to trial services and report on what works.  The National Suicide Prevention Trial is based in 12 locations across Australia and will now run until 30 June 2020.  These…

$6 million for Melbourne Academic Centre for Health Research

The Turnbull Government is providing $6.1 million to the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health to support vital ongoing health and medical research being undertaken by the centre. This investment will enable the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health to build on research work it has undertaken in relation to asthma, retinal photography and artificial intelligence, the…

Labor offers nothing to support older Australians

Last night Bill Shorten offered nothing to support older Australians.  In comparison this week alone, the Turnbull Government delivered a record $5 billion Budget boost. Funding is growing from $18 billion in 2017-18 to $23 billion in 2021-22 – totalling $86 billion.  Under the Coalition, every year home care packages are up, residential aged care…

Better health outcomes through My Health Record

The My Health Record system is delivering better health outcomes for patients and their treating doctors and specialists.  To inform how My Health Record data can be used and protected for public health and research purposes, the Australian Government has developed a framework in consultation with consumers, clinicians, medical researchers, industry experts, privacy advocates and…