New appointments to the Australian Sports Commission Board

I am pleased to announce the appointment of three new directors to the Board of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). Gabrielle Trainor, Andrea Mitchell and Mark Textor will add broad and extensive experience to the ASC Board, chaired by John Wylie AM. I am also delighted to announce the extension of ASC Board member Andrew…

Golden Wattle comes to Bass Coast Shire

The Australian Government’s Mobile Service Centre, Golden Wattle, is a purpose built office on wheels providing personalised access to government services and is heading to the Bass Coast and Gippsland in November. After a decade on the road, travelling more than 700,000 kilometres, the Mobile Service Centres continue to deliver Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support…

Doorstop following COAG Health Council Meeting

Topics: Outcomes of COAG Health Council meeting GREG HUNT: I’m delighted with the outcome of today’s COAG Health Ministers’ meeting. We’ve made enormous progress on a series of fronts. Firstly, it’s about protecting patients. There will be a new national approach, which will be protecting patients from medical procedures in relation to cosmetic surgery. They…

Boost for mental health services in the bush begins today

From today, people living in rural and remote regions of Australia will get improved access to psychological services, under a new telehealth initiative. A major barrier to rural residents accessing vital mental health treatment will be removed with the introduction of a new Medicare rebate for online videoconferencing mental health consultations with psychologists, social workers…

$35 million boost for new medical breakthroughs

The Turnbull Government is investing $35 million to identify and develop new medical solutions to improve the health of Australian patients. The funding will be drawn from the Coalition’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and back Australian companies and entrepreneurs to make medical discoveries. The first $5 million investment under the new BioMedTech Horizons program…

New mental health services now available for Mornington Peninsula

Starting from today, Mornington Peninsula residents will have access to a new range of free mental health support services. The new services are part of an Australian Government’s $11 million funding package for mental health services across South Eastern Melbourne. The new services include: • Accessible Psychological Interventions (APIs) to support those with mild/moderate mental…

Weekend Sunrise Interview with Matt Doran and Monique Wright

Topics: Turnbull Government’s $100 million fund to fight brain cancer; citizenship MATT DORAN: Joining us now from Melbourne is the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Good morning, Greg, thanks for joining us. GREG HUNT: Good morning. MATT DORAN: Let me ask you, how is this funding and the partnership initiative going to actually help brain…

Press Conference – Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Melbourne

Topics: $100 million brain cancer fund launch; High Court decision GRANT MCARTHUR: Welcome, everybody, to the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, and pay my respects to their elders past and present. Today…

$100 million fund to fight brain cancer

The Turnbull Government is today announcing a $100 million fund in an effort to defeat brain cancer and provide a better life for those suffering from this terrible disease. The Australian Brain Cancer Mission is a partnership between the Federal Government, philanthropists, medical experts, patients and their families. The Mission aims to double survival rates…