New movement guidelines to help keep Aussie kids happy and healthy

New movement guidelines to help parents and carers create healthy daily practices for babies and young children have been released today by the Turnbull Government. The 24-Hour Movement Guidelines have been developed by experts across Australia with input from national and international stakeholders, and in partnership with Canada, which developed the world’s first 24-hour movement…

Record $24 million for cardiovascular disease research

The Turnbull Government will invest a record $24 million to support landmark research into cardiovascular disease by The George Institute for Global Health. With 4.2 million Australian adults having a disease of the circulatory system, including 1.2 million with cardiovascular conditions such as stroke and heart disease, research investment is critical. This is National Health…

Doorstop – The George Institute, Sydney

E&OE… Topics: The Turnbull Government’s $24 million funding for landmark research into cardiovascular disease GREG HUNT: Well, welcome everybody to The George Institute. It’s an absolute privilege to be here at not just one of Australia’s, but one of the world’s great medical research institutes and to meet patients such as Lorraine and John. Today…

$70 million boost for Australia’s next generation of medical researchers

The Turnbull Government is today announcing an additional $70 million for Australian health and medical researchers to help boost their research capability and to find innovative, practical solutions for better health care. This investment is being made over the next five years from 2017-18 through the Turnbull Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Next Generation…

Press Conference – The Kirby Institute, UNSW, Sydney

E&OE… Topics: $70 million boost for Australia’s next generation of medical researchers; same sex marriage PROFESSOR TONY KELLEHER: So, Minister, thank you very much, I’d like to welcome you to the University of New South Wales and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales. It’s a great pleasure to have you…

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…