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…

$90 million boost for indigenous health

The Morrison Government is investing an additional $90 million over three years in the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP), to further support the delivery of culturally appropriate, comprehensive primary health care.   A new way of funding primary health care has also been introduced for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS), benefiting the Indigenous health…

Doorstop – Darwin

E&OE…                       Topics: National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre; Drought; Mental Health of veterans; Rural workforce; Rural and Regional health; Vaping; NT Government; Climate Change.     UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Look, it’s a great pleasure today to have Minister Hunt, our Federal Health Minister and indeed Minister Fyles, our NT Minister for Health as well.…

Mix 104.9 interview with Katie Woolf

E&OE…                       Topics: National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre relocating to Darwin Airport, additional health funding for telehealth and NT hospitals, meeting with National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, mental health   KATIE WOOLF: Now here in the Northern Territory, we know that Darwin’s National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre do a wonderful…

$67.6 million to support National Critical Care and Trauma response centre and new facilities in Darwin

The Morrison Government has formalised $67.6 million for Northern Territory critical infrastructure, to expand Australia’s capacity to respond to disasters and health emergencies in Australia and the surrounding region.   The Darwin-based National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre’s (NCCTRC) reputation as a world leader in disaster and health emergency response continues to go from…

5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission; Private Health Insurance   LEON BYNER: I caught up a few minutes ago with Minister Greg Hunt.   GREG HUNT: It is a very powerful and very moving report and that’s exactly why we called it.   We called it after we saw the reviews into the tragedy…

Transcript – ABC Insiders interview with Fran Kelly

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission; Mental Health Productivity Commission; Private Health Insurance   FRAN KELLY: Greg Hunt, welcome to Insiders.   GREG HUNT: Good morning Fran.   FRAN KELLY: Minister, will the Government stop neglecting older Australians right now? And announce more funding for these home care packages right now?   GREG HUNT:…