Government welcomes #YouCanTalk campaign

The Morrison Government welcomes the #YouCanTalk campaign, which encourages Australians struggling with their mental health to reach out and find support.   The awareness campaign is a collaboration between several organisations, including Beyond Blue, Everymind, headspace, Lifeline, ReachOut, RU OK?, SANE Australia, the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention,…

Red Nose and University of Queensland to share stillbirth education funding

The Morrison Government is investing $3 million through two organisations to improve community education and awareness about stillbirth.   Tragically, six babies are stillborn every day in Australia, with 2000 families affected by stillbirth every year.   Red Nose Limited and the University of Queensland, Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence (Stillbirth CRE) will each receive…

$5 million investment for international research to prevent cancer

The Morrison Government is investing $5 million in a new funding round for research into the primary and secondary prevention of cancer, through the National Health and Medical Research Council’s partnership with the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD).   GACD is a unique collaboration of fifteen of the world’s leading publicly funded health research agencies…

Making Australia an international leader in medicinal cannabis

The Morrison Government is maximising the economic potential of Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry, with Major Project Status granted for the development of new facilities in South East Queensland and regional Victoria. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the medicinal cannabis industry can boost exports and create jobs, with the potential to grow…

Over $140 million to address alcohol and drug harm

The Morrison Government is investing over $140 million to prevent and reduce the harms from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.   This investment continues the Government’s support for frontline services for Australians battling alcohol and drug issues, along with targeted research to inform our policies and activities.   $131.5 million will be distributed to Primary…

Psoriasis sufferers, asthmatics, UCD patients to save thousands as key medicines are added, expanded on the PBS

Australians living with psoriasis, severe asthma and urea cycle disorder are set to experience significant financial relief, with breakthrough medicines to be added and expanded on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), on December 1. Patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis will have access to the new psoriasis drug Skyrizi® (risankizumab). Psoriasis is a long-term…

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island childhood vaccination rates hit record high

  The Morrison Government’s ongoing commitment to immunisation education is protecting more children from infectious diseases, with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island childhood immunisation rates hitting a record high.   New data for the September 2019 quarter shows immunisation coverage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is at record levels across all three age…

$100 million to link clinical trial participation

The Morrison Government is investing $100 million to improve the health of Australians in rural, remote and regional areas through access to innovative clinical trials.   Australians in rural, regional and remote areas face barriers to taking part in clinical trials; including distance, cultural difference, geographical isolation and workforce capacity.   Clinical trials are a…

Speech – Association Of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI) Dinner

E&OE…                       Topics: World HIV/Aids Day; CliniKids Autism Centre; Australian medical contributions; Long Term National Health Plan; funding for medical research and critical infrastructure; Indigenous health; Suicide prevention grants; ovarian cancer grants.   GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Bernie, to Jonathan Carapetis, to the amazing array of people in this room tonight.   And…

$20 million for ovarian cancer research

The Morrison Government’s $20 million for research grants into ovarian cancer opens today.   Ovarian cancer is estimated to be the tenth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian women and currently has no reliable early detection screening test.   We are supporting research that leads to improved diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer.   The…