Response to Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report

The Morrison Government is taking strong action to respond to the three priority areas identified in the Aged Care Royal Commission’s Interim Report released on October 31, by increasing home care packages, reducing chemical restraints, and getting younger people out of residential aged care. The Royal Commission’s interim report is clear – as a country,…

Doorstop – Sydney

E&OE…                       Topics: New medicines to be listed on the PBS; David Roberts   GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be here today at the Royal North Shore Private Hospital with Trent Zimmerman, Member for North Sydney, Professor Stephen Clarke, Dr Matthew Greenwood and Bill Petch who is from the Leukaemia Foundation.   We’re really thrilled…

Game changing cancer medicines now within reach for 2,200 Australians

Australians living with non-small cell lung cancer and early stage acute lymphoblastic leukaemia will be able to access better treatment options with new listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) coming into effect on 1 December 2019. More than 2,200 patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer will now be able to access Keytruda® (pembrolizumab)…

Towards Zero Forum – suicide prevention

A landmark forum in Canberra today has moved Australia a step closer to a coordinated, national approach to suicide prevention.   The forum brought together people from diverse community organisations, the health and government sectors, and people with lived experience.   Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, attended the forum, and…

$500,000 for Men’s Sheds across Australia

The Morrison Government is continuing to support the Men’s Shed movement with today’s announcement of successful grant recipients under the National Shed Development Programme. In the latest round, 135 Men’s Sheds across Australia will share in $500,000 in grants that will help buy tools and equipment, maintain infrastructure, coordinate training and host community activities about…

Doorstop – Darwin (NACCHO Conference)

E&OE…                       Topics: New funding model for Indigenous health; Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund; Illness outbreak.   GREG HUNT: It’s just a privilege to be here at the NACCHO Conference with Donnella, with Pat, with Senator Sam McMahon.   We’ve made an announcement today of a new funding model agreed by and with NACCHO and Indigenous…