Jay Weatherill gives up on health

Jay Weatherill has today abandoned all South Australians, turning his back on more than $1.5 billion of additional funding for South Australian hospitals.  He has chosen cheap politics ahead of better care for patients. We welcome the decision by the New South Wales and Western Australian Governments to sign onto an agreement that will deliver…

Interview with Leon Byner – FIVEAA

E&OE…                        Topics: Record levels of Commonwealth funding for Australian hospitals LEON BYNER: So let’s talk to Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Greg, thanks for being on the program… GREG HUNT: Good morning, Leon. LEON BYNER: Tell us, what is the fight basically about? GREG…

Daniel Andrews is short-changing Victorian patients

It is disappointing that Daniel Andrews has turned his back on more than $7 billion in additional funding for Victorian hospitals.  Today he has put politics ahead of patients. We welcome the decision by the New South Wales and Western Australian Governments to sign onto an agreement that will deliver record funding for their hospitals. …

Applications close on February 19 for Local Drug Action Teams

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has urged organisations in the Flinders community to apply for up to $40,000 worth of funding as part of the Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program. The LDAT program provides funding for community groups to plan and execute programs that identify, respond to and prevent alcohol…

Ground-breaking ovarian cancer project to save lives

The Turnbull Government will provide almost $3 million to support a new ground-breaking project that helps women identify whether they are at risk of developing ovarian cancer. We are committed to tackling ovarian cancer and this funding builds on the $33 million we have already provided for dedicated research related to ovarian cancer since 2013. …

Interview with Virginia Trioli – ABC News Breakfast

E&OE…                        Topics: Turnbull Government providing $3 million for ovarian cancer project, Bill Shorten’s economic recklessness, Newspoll VIRGINIA TRIOLI: The Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now from Canberra.  Greg Hunt, good morning. GREG HUNT: Good morning. VIRGINIA TRIOLI: So, what's the project that…

Remarks – Ovarian Cancer Teal Ribbon Breakfast, Canberra

E&OE…                        Topics: Turnbull Government providing $3 million for ovarian cancer project GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to the amazing Jane and Paula, and Jane, thank for your beautiful acknowledgement of Indigenous Australia.  To all of the leaders and women within Ovarian Cancer Australia, you…

Shorten’s plan to dismantle private health insurance

Labor took the axe to private health insurance when they were in government and now they want to dismantle it. What Labor has announced today is nothing more than a smokescreen to distract from their plans which will actually see premiums skyrocket. They’re making policy up on the run. This isn’t a plan for lower…

World Cancer Day 2018: We can. I can.

World Cancer Day is an opportunity to raise awareness and consider what actions we can all take to tackle this disease. Australia has very good cancer survival rates but of course we can and must do better – and we’re continuing to strive to do this. And while medical research, better screening, diagnosis and treatment…