Transcript – FIVEaa interview with Leon Byner

E&OE… Topics: $68 million to support the establishment of Australia’s first Proton Beam Therapy facility; Budget LEON BYNER: Let’s talk to Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Greg, thanks for joining us today. GREG HUNT: Pleasure Leon. LEON BYNER: What was it that you decide to put this beam here in Adelaide? GREG HUNT: Well South…

Budget to support establishment of world-leading proton beam therapy facility

The Turnbull Government will provide $68 million to support the establishment of Australia’s first Proton Beam Therapy facility at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute in Adelaide. This major investment is a significant boost for Australian health and medical research, and for patients across the country who are set to benefit from this…

Supporting Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017

The Turnbull Government is providing $500,000 for the historic Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 tournament to be held in November this year in Sydney and Brisbane. For the first time in the sport’s history, the Women’s Rugby League World Cup will be held in conjunction with the men’s Rugby League World Cup, which will…

Prostheses reforms to deliver better value for private health insurance

The Turnbull Government is continuing to work with the private health insurance industry to make premiums more affordable for Australians. We know that every dollar matters to Australian families and we are working with the sector to deliver further savings which will reduce private health insurance premium growth in 2018. Prostheses such as artificial hips…

Transcript – FIVEaa interview with Leon Byner

E&OE… Topics: Local Drug Action teams in South Australia LEON BYNER: Greg Hunt, tell us. Ms Vlahos suggests, look, wasn’t me, it’s the Primary Healthcare Networks. What do you say? GREG HUNT: Look, with great respect it’s completely and utterly wrong. Ice is just a terrible killer and a destroyer of individuals, of families, and…

Delivering $200,000 for CCTV cameras in Rye

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt MP visited Rye on Friday to meet with community members to announce the transfer of funds to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for the installation of CCTV cameras. “I am delighted that the Turnbull Government has provided $200,000 for the installation of six CCTV cameras on the Rye foreshore…

First imports of medicinal cannabis arrive in Australia

The first two commercial shipments of medicinal cannabis products to be legally imported to Australia have arrived in Melbourne and Perth, following action taken by the Turnbull Government. Children suffering from epilepsy and patients dealing with side effects caused by cancer treatment are most likely to benefit from these products if a doctor believes a…

Boosting digital literacy skills at Wallaroo Primary School

Wallaroo Primary School in Hastings is expanding its digital technologies curriculum thanks to $20,000 in Federal funding. The grant is part of the Turnbull Government’s Digital Literacy School Grants Program. Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt said the funds would allow Wallaroo Primary School to create a Digital Hub and support learning in digital technology…

Making $310 million of new vital drugs available for Australian patients

The Turnbull Government is continuing to subsidise more life-changing and life-saving drugs on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) as part of our rock solid commitment to ensuring that Australians have access to vital medicines when they need them. New medicines worth $310 million have been added to the PBS today. Ivacaftor (Kalydeco®) is now available…