Newcastle University to receive $12.2 million medical research boost

The Federal Coalition Government is today announcing significant support for medical research at the University of Newcastle with $12.2 million to fund 19 major medical research projects. Provided through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), these grants will allow Newcastle University to continue its work in driving innovative, high quality research into the…

Continuing work to help combat antimicrobial resistance

The Turnbull Government is today launching a new online resource for industry and the community as part of our ongoing work to tackle the rise of antimicrobial resistance. The launch comes at the start of Antibiotic Awareness Week – which is a timely reminder for all Australians to take action to stop the overuse of…

Transcript – Interview with Jon Faine – ABC 774 Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Sam Dastyari, citizenship issues, same sex marriage postal survey, private health insurance premiums, Government. JON FAINE: Greg Hunt is Federal Member for Health and Sport and the Member for Flinders in the Turnbull Government inner sanctum, in the Cabinet. Mr Hunt, good morning to you. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Jon, and I’ve just…

New appointments to the Australian Sports Commission Board

I am pleased to announce the appointment of three new directors to the Board of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). Gabrielle Trainor, Andrea Mitchell and Mark Textor will add broad and extensive experience to the ASC Board, chaired by John Wylie AM. I am also delighted to announce the extension of ASC Board member Andrew…

Golden Wattle comes to Bass Coast Shire

The Australian Government’s Mobile Service Centre, Golden Wattle, is a purpose built office on wheels providing personalised access to government services and is heading to the Bass Coast and Gippsland in November. After a decade on the road, travelling more than 700,000 kilometres, the Mobile Service Centres continue to deliver Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support…

Doorstop following COAG Health Council Meeting

Topics: Outcomes of COAG Health Council meeting GREG HUNT: I’m delighted with the outcome of today’s COAG Health Ministers’ meeting. We’ve made enormous progress on a series of fronts. Firstly, it’s about protecting patients. There will be a new national approach, which will be protecting patients from medical procedures in relation to cosmetic surgery. They…

Boost for mental health services in the bush begins today

From today, people living in rural and remote regions of Australia will get improved access to psychological services, under a new telehealth initiative. A major barrier to rural residents accessing vital mental health treatment will be removed with the introduction of a new Medicare rebate for online videoconferencing mental health consultations with psychologists, social workers…

$35 million boost for new medical breakthroughs

The Turnbull Government is investing $35 million to identify and develop new medical solutions to improve the health of Australian patients. The funding will be drawn from the Coalition’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and back Australian companies and entrepreneurs to make medical discoveries. The first $5 million investment under the new BioMedTech Horizons program…

New mental health services now available for Mornington Peninsula

Starting from today, Mornington Peninsula residents will have access to a new range of free mental health support services. The new services are part of an Australian Government’s $11 million funding package for mental health services across South Eastern Melbourne. The new services include: • Accessible Psychological Interventions (APIs) to support those with mild/moderate mental…