Transcript – Press Conference Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Turnbull Government’s new $5.5 million immunisation awareness campaign, same sex marriage, politician’s pay GREG HUNT: Well I’m really delighted to be here today at the extraordinary Royal Children’s Hospital here in Melbourne with the CEO, John Stanway, with the Head of Immunisation, Dr Nigel Crawford, and with the Chief Medical Officer of Australia,…

Transcript – 3AW Sunday Morning

E&OE… Topics: Turnbull Government’s new $5.5 million immunisation awareness campaign, same sex marriage PRESENTER: Greg Hunt, the Federal Health Minister, has launched a new campaign this morning encouraging Australians to get their kids immunised. It's called ‘Get the Facts about Immunisation’, and the Minister joins us now. Minister, we don't need a campaign. The facts…

Historic medical breakthrough by Australian researchers

Today’s ground-breaking announcement of a simple cure that will save the lives of many infants confirms the well-deserved reputation of Australia’s health and medical researchers as among the very best in the world. After more than 12 years of study, researchers at the Victor Chang Research Institute have today announced the dietary supplement vitamin B3,…

Review into integrity of Australian sport

As part of the development of Government’s National Sport Plan I have asked the Honourable James Wood AO QC to lead a specific review into the integrity of Australian sport. Mr Wood is a former Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and former Chairperson of the Law Reform Commission of New South…

Transcript – Mt Martha doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Review into integrity of Australian sport; airport security and terrorism GREG HUNT: We’re commissioning a review into Australian sports’ integrity because we want to make sure that Australian sport is the cleanest and strongest in the world. We already have one of the world’s cleanest sports systems with the highest levels of integrity,…

DOORSTOP – COAG HEALTH COUNCIL, BRISBANE

E&OE… Topics: COAG Health Council outcomes; The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan; support for doctors and nurses mental health; hospital funding; same-sex marriage GREG HUNT: Today was a huge breakthrough in terms of mental health. The Fifth National Mental Health Plan was approved by the states. What this is about is enormous…

Doorstop – Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney

E&OE… Topics: Listing of $1.1 billion cancer drug Opdivo GREG HUNT: I want to thank everybody for joining us today at the extraordinary Royal North Shore Hospital, home to over 6,000 staff across the campus. It’s an amazing facility and I want to acknowledge Elizabeth and her team and to say that today is a…

$40 million for dementia research projects

The Turnbull Government is allocating more than $40 million to medical research projects which will improve the lives of Australians fighting dementia. Dementia is one of the leading causes of death in Australia and we must do everything we can to investigate and the causes and effects of this terrible disease. People with dementia and…

New treatment for lung and kidney cancer on PBS

From 1 August, more than 4500 Australians will benefit each year from the listing of a revolutionary new medicine for lung and renal cancer on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Nivolumab (sold as Opdivo®) is used to treat both locally advanced and metastatic stages of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and Stage IV clear cell…

National approach to prescription drug misuse

The Turnbull Government will invest over $16 million to deliver the national roll-out of real time prescription monitoring for medicines to directly address the needless loss of life from misuse of these drugs. The Real Time Prescription Monitoring system will provide an instant alert to pharmacists and doctors if patients received multiple supplies of prescription-only…