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…

Transcript – Sunrise interview with David Kock

E&OE… Topics: Making private health insurance more affordable and simpler to understand DAVID KOCH: Now, an overhaul of the private health insurance is promising simpler and more affordable cover. In the biggest shake-up the industry has seen, the Federal Government will today announce reforms which include discounts for young people, boosting mental health benefits, new…

Transcript – ABC Sydney interview with Robbie Buck

E&OE… Topics: Making private health insurance more affordable and simpler to understand ROBBIE BUCK: Greg Hunt is the Federal Minister for Health and joins us this morning. Good morning. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Robbie ROBBIE BUCK: Okay. Take us through what these changes are and I guess the background behind it, too. GREG HUNT: Well,…

Transcript – Holmesglen Private Hospital, Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Announcement of private health insurance reforms GREG HUNT: Well, good morning everybody. I’m delighted to be here at Healthscope’s new Holmesglen Private Hospital. Dr Raja Barua, head of the emergency department here, out with Dr Rachel David, from Private Health Australia, Matthew Koce, representing the small insurers, the leaders from Healthscope and from…

Major reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable

The Turnbull Government is today announcing a wide ranging package of reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable for Australians. We know that every dollar matters to Australian families and these reforms will get better value for families and make policies easier to understand. Private health insurance is an essential and valuable…

Transcript – ABC AM Interview with Sabra Lane

E&OE… Topics: Making private health insurance more affordable and simpler to understand SABRA LANE: Joining us now from Melbourne is the Health Minister, Greg Hunt. Minister, good morning and welcome. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Sabra. SABRA LANE: Just briefly, how do you characterise this change? GREG HUNT: This is about including additional coverage for areas…