Expert committee to consider out-of-pocket medical costs

The Turnbull Government will work with the medical profession to address the large and sometimes unanticipated out-of-pocket medical fees some patients face.  A new expert committee chaired by the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, will investigate out-of-pocket costs and options to ensure that consumers are better informed of fees before agreeing to treatment.…

Interview with Chris Kenny – 2GB

E&OE…                        Topics: $3 million to save lives in the water, gang crime in Victoria CHRIS KENNY: I’m joined on the line now by the Health Minister Greg Hunt who was at that press conference. Thanks for joining us, Greg. GREG HUNT: It’s a pleasure,…

More than $300 million for new life-changing medicines

Around 800 Australians each year suffering from lung cancer and relapsed refractory multiple myeloma will benefit from affordable access to new medicines from 1 January 2018. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells. This can prevent healthy plasma cells from working the way they should, making the bones weaker and leading to the spread…

Interview with Sam Maiden – Sky News

E&OE…                        Topics: Kristina Keneally; Surf Life Saving Australia’s 2017 National Coastal Safety Report SAMANTHA MAIDEN:      Greg Hunt, you have attacked Kristina Keneally over the claims that she has made in relation to Medicare. She said that she had to wait an hour,…

$10 million funding boost for Tokyo 2020 athletes

The Turnbull Government will boost high performance sport funding with an additional $10 million as part of a targeted drive towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The extra investment will be injected across 18 Olympic and Paralympic sporting disciplines, supporting hundreds of athletes bound for Tokyo 2020. The Turnbull Government has previously boosted…

New national plasma agreement ensures supply for Australian patients

The Federal Coalition Government has guaranteed the provision of a safe, secure and affordable supply of plasma products and services with the signing of an important new agreement. The National Blood Authority has executed a new national contract with CSL Behring Australia for the manufacture and supply of fractionated blood plasma products. Plasma products are…

Kristina Keneally continues to peddle Labor’s lies

Once again today we see Kristina Keneally continuing to make baseless claims about Medicare – and forgetting her appalling track record as Premier. It’s hardly surprising from the protégé of Obeid and Tripodi. The reality is you simply can’t believe anything Keneally says about health. Let’s look at some facts: Bulk billing rates in Bennelong…

Time for action on endometriosis

The Turnbull Government will create the first National Action Plan for Endometriosis, providing much needed support for women who face this often misunderstood medical condition.  The Plan will seek to improve the treatment, understanding and awareness of endometriosis, which affects around one in ten Australian women.  It will be developed in collaboration with the Australian…