Keneally caught out on Medicare claims

Kristina Keneally has serious questions to answer about her claims regarding Medicare. Official data from the Department of Human Services shows that in the week before the October long weekend, not a single person waited over an hour at the Ryde Service Centre in the week that Kristina Keneally claimed she had an hour’s wait. …

Doorstop interview in Sydney

E&OE… Topics: Record bulk billing rates in Australia and Bennelong; Kristina Keneally caught out over Medicare claims  JOHN ALEXANDER: Good morning, and Minister, welcome to Bennelong. Welcome to the Myhealth Medical Centre. I understand you’ve got some good news on bulk billing.  GREG HUNT: I do indeed. Look, thanks very much to the amazing John…

New movement guidelines to help keep Aussie kids happy and healthy

New movement guidelines to help parents and carers create healthy daily practices for babies and young children have been released today by the Turnbull Government. The 24-Hour Movement Guidelines have been developed by experts across Australia with input from national and international stakeholders, and in partnership with Canada, which developed the world’s first 24-hour movement…

Record $24 million for cardiovascular disease research

The Turnbull Government will invest a record $24 million to support landmark research into cardiovascular disease by The George Institute for Global Health. With 4.2 million Australian adults having a disease of the circulatory system, including 1.2 million with cardiovascular conditions such as stroke and heart disease, research investment is critical. This is National Health…

Doorstop – The George Institute, Sydney

E&OE… Topics: The Turnbull Government’s $24 million funding for landmark research into cardiovascular disease GREG HUNT: Well, welcome everybody to The George Institute. It’s an absolute privilege to be here at not just one of Australia’s, but one of the world’s great medical research institutes and to meet patients such as Lorraine and John. Today…

$70 million boost for Australia’s next generation of medical researchers

The Turnbull Government is today announcing an additional $70 million for Australian health and medical researchers to help boost their research capability and to find innovative, practical solutions for better health care. This investment is being made over the next five years from 2017-18 through the Turnbull Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Next Generation…

Press Conference – The Kirby Institute, UNSW, Sydney

E&OE… Topics: $70 million boost for Australia’s next generation of medical researchers; same sex marriage PROFESSOR TONY KELLEHER: So, Minister, thank you very much, I’d like to welcome you to the University of New South Wales and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales. It’s a great pleasure to have you…