Investing $5.9 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The Turnbull Government will invest $5.9 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to help tackle the threat of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses or parasites becoming resistant to standard medical treatments. Resistance results in standard medical treatments such as antibiotics, antivirals or anti-malarials becoming ineffective, allowing infections to persist and possibly spread. Infections…

Medical research reforms to improve our future health

The Turnbull Government provides more than $800 million through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) each year to fund life-changing research. Health and medical research is one of the four pillars of the Government’s Long-Term National Health Plan. It saves lives and plays a critical role in improving our health system. I am…

Transcript – SEN radio interview with Francis Leach

E&OE… Topics: National Sport Plan; sport integrity tribunal; sports lottery; AFL; Essendon; Richmond Tigers FRANCIS LEACH: Greg Hunt is the Federal Minister for Sport, he’s been good enough to join us today. G’day Greg, how are you going? GREG HUNT: I am very well, thank you. FRANCIS LEACH: So where’s this proposal come from? GREG…

National Plan for elite sport and participation

Today I invite all Australians and the sporting community to play a part in shaping the Turnbull Government‘s new National Sport Plan. The Plan will be a long-term strategy for the whole of sport and will examine four key pillars of participation, performance, prevention through physical activity, and integrity. A national lottery, to be developed…

Transcript – 3AW interview with Ross and John

E&OE… Topics: Launch of the National Sport Plan ROSS STEVENSON: Greg Hunt is the Minister for Sport, Minister good morning to you. GREG HUNT: And good morning guys. ROSS STEVENSON: So are we going to mirror that, we’re going to have our own lottery are we? GREG HUNT: Well that’s what I’d like to see,…

Transcript – Canberra press conference

E&OE… Topics: Launch of the National Sport Plan; Labor’s split on funding the NDIS GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Kate, to Matt and Craig, to Lynn, to Michael, to Shelly, to Matt Favier and all of the magnificent staff here at the Institute. There could barely be a more Australian thing than to love…

Transcript – Sky News interview with Ashleigh Gillon

E&OE… Topics: National Sport Plan; Labor’s spilt over the Medicare levy; same sex marriage ASHLEIGH GILLON: Earlier, I spoke with the Minister for Health and Sport, GREG HUNT. I started by asking him if the Government is willing to compromise and change the point at which the increased Medicare levy kicks in. Right now, it’s…

Transcript – 2GB interview with Steve Price

E&OE… Topics: 75th anniversary event of the “Forgotten People” speech by Sir Robert Menzies; National Sport Plan; STEVE PRICE: Joining me in the studio two Victorian federal MPs, both cabinet ministers, Greg Hunt who is of course the Health Minister and Minister for Sport who’s been talking about his sports lottery today. Welcome. GREG HUNT:…

More support for Men’s Sheds across Australia

The Turnbull Government is providing funding for 105 Men’s Sheds across Australia to support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of men in our communities. A total of 123 grants totalling $400,000 have been awarded to Sheds across Australia. This is an important program for men in the community to connect with each other,…