$200 million research boost to improve the lives of Australian patients

The Turnbull Government is investing over $200 million in world-leading medical research projects to improve the lives of patients battling cancers, mental health illnesses and chronic disease. In addition to this significant investment in medical research, the Turnbull Government is providing $5 million to CanTeen under the Medical Research Future Fund Accelerated Research program to…

A new vaccine to strengthen the health of young Australians

From the start of 2018, young Australians will have free access to the new Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, protecting against more strains of HPV infection. This new and improved vaccine is a significant breakthrough and will provide Australian children with even greater protection against HPV. Gardasil 9 is the most comprehensive and effective HPV vaccine…

Providing affordable access to new treatment for leukaemia and lymphoma

More than 920 Australians each year will benefit from affordable access to a new medicine for leukaemia and lymphoma patients. Ibrutinib (sold as Imbruvica®) would normally cost $187,390 on average per course of treatment, putting it beyond the reach of most patients. This $466 million listing on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme will save patients hundreds…

Marking National Headspace Day

Headspace supports tens of thousands of Australians each year who are struggling with mental health problems by providing vital counselling services in person and online. That’s why the Turnbull Government is supporting headspace with more than $92 million funding this year, to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young Australians. 100 headspace centres operate…

More than 1,400 medicines more affordable from today

The Turnbull Government is continuing to make medicines more affordable with new drugs being subsidised and price reductions for more than 1,400 medications coming into effect today. Millions of Australians suffering from a range of health conditions will benefit from lower priced medications – with savings worth more than half a billion dollars for patients…

Transcript – 2017 AFL Grand Final with 3AW

E&OE… Topics: AFL grand final DARREN JAMES: Hello, Greg, good to see you in the Tigers scarf. GREG HUNT: Absolutely, and good morning guys. DARREN JAMES: Are you a Tiger for the day or is it… GREG HUNT: No, I’m a Tiger for life. I was eight years old at the 1974 Grand Final and…

Transcript – Melbourne doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Launch of 3D printer at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; guidelines for SIDS GREG HUNT: The 3D printer here at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is about a very simple thing, it’s about saving lives and protecting lives. It’s about beautiful young children, such as Aubrey, having the possibility of a better life, a…

Memorandum of Understanding on Sport Cooperation with Singapore

Australia’s athletes will benefit from a stronger sporting partnership under a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed today by the Australian and Singaporean Governments. I met with the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth of Singapore, Ms Grace Fu, today and signed the MoU to further strengthen the healthy sporting relationship between our two countries.…

Media Release – FIVEaa interview with Leon Byner

E&OE… Topics: Turnbull Government’s new anti-drug campaign, local drug action teams, polls LEON BYNER: Now, first of all let’s talk to the Health Minister, Greg Hunt. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Leon. LEON BYNER: Greg, you’re doing a media assault on this. Tell us why and what you hope to achieve? GREG HUNT: So, as you…