Weekend Sunrise Interview with Matt Doran and Monique Wright

Topics: Turnbull Government’s $100 million fund to fight brain cancer; citizenship MATT DORAN: Joining us now from Melbourne is the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Good morning, Greg, thanks for joining us. GREG HUNT: Good morning. MATT DORAN: Let me ask you, how is this funding and the partnership initiative going to actually help brain…

Press Conference – Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Melbourne

Topics: $100 million brain cancer fund launch; High Court decision GRANT MCARTHUR: Welcome, everybody, to the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, and pay my respects to their elders past and present. Today…

$100 million fund to fight brain cancer

The Turnbull Government is today announcing a $100 million fund in an effort to defeat brain cancer and provide a better life for those suffering from this terrible disease. The Australian Brain Cancer Mission is a partnership between the Federal Government, philanthropists, medical experts, patients and their families. The Mission aims to double survival rates…

More resources to help fight opioid addiction

Opioid addiction is an international and Australian health challenge, therefore the Turnbull Government is providing over $1 million to ensure health practitioners and consumers are informed about changes to accessing codeine-containing medicines. From 1 February next year, medicines containing codeine will no longer be available over-the-counter and will instead require a prescription from a doctor.…

Statement on Jackie Crowe

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing over the weekend of National Mental Health Commissioner, Ms Jackie Crowe. Jackie was one of the most influential figures in mental health, involved in activities across Australia which brought the voice of the consumer to mental health policies and services. Jackie had recently been reappointed…

New website to support mums

The Turnbull Government is today launching a new online mental health resource to support new mums and mums-to-be through a range of perinatal support programs. The new MumSpace website offers free access to evidence-based mental health support tools, apps, helplines and resources. These include two online programs that help new parents build practical skills and…

Physical health is key this Veterans’ Health Week

Minister Greg Hunt has invited everyone in the Flinders community to join in the fun and get healthier during Veterans Health Week, which runs from Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 October. Mr Hunt said the theme for this year’s Veterans’ Health Week was ‘physical health’. “During Veterans Health Week, our local veterans, war widows, widowers,…

Transcript – Triple J Hack with Sarah McVeigh

E&OE… Topics: Making private health insurance simpler and more affordable, e-cigarettes. SARAH MCVEIGH: Well with you is the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Minister, thanks for your time. GREG HUNT: It’s a pleasure. SARAH MCVEIGH: In a nutshell, really quickly, why should young people get private health insurance? GREG HUNT: Well it firstly gives them…

More than $60 million for end-of-life care projects

The Turnbull Government is providing more than $60 million for new projects that will help improve quality and access to palliative care. The funding announced today includes $45.4 million through the National Palliative Care Projects grants initiative for 12 projects that will help people on their final journey, and their families, with end-of-life care. Some…

Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan released

Around four million Australians who experience a mental health condition will benefit from a strengthened mental health system under the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan. The Plan, which was endorsed in August by all health ministers at Council of Australian Governments Health Council, has been released as Mental Health Week comes to…