Delivering $33 million to help fund our next medical breakthrough

The Turnbull Government will provide $33 million to fund world-leading medical research trials and fellowships, supporting doctors and scientists to uncover the next breakthrough and improve the health of all Australians. The funding will provide doctors, nurses and medical researchers with necessary tools to test their research in a clinical environment while safely speeding up…

New pathology centre delivers for Bunbury

Patients at Bunbury Regional Hospital are receiving faster diagnosis and an improved range of treatments as a result of the hospital’s redeveloped pathology centre. The Federal Coalition Government provided $4.8 million for the redevelopment, which more than tripled the size of the PathWest pathology centre’s testing capacity. The new pathology laboratory has enabled the hospital…

New headspace centre for Mandurah

The Turnbull Government will establish a new headspace in Mandurah to provide mental health services to young people in the region. Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said young people in the local area faced many challenges and this new service would provide a significant boost of support. “The establishment of a headspace in Mandurah…

Transcript – Bunbury doorstop

E&OE… Topics: $4.8 million new pathology centre at Bunbury Regional Hospital; Budget; PBS listings; WA shark policy NOLA MARINO: Well, I think it’s just fantastic to have the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt here in the southwest of Western Australia, particularly in this wonderful laboratory and the investment of the Federal Government in this. GREG…

Transcript – Mandurah doorstop

E&OE… Topics: New headspace for Mandurah ANDREW HASTIE: Well, good afternoon everyone. It is my absolute pleasure to welcome the Health Minister Greg Hunt to the Peel region, specifically at the Billy Dower Centre today in Mandurah. It’s a very important announcement that he’s about to make, but I just want to seed it within…

Medical Research Future Fund delivering better health outcomes for Victorians

The Turnbull Government will provide $2 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to Monash Partners to support collaborative health and medical research into ways to make the health system work better for Victorians. This support is part of a new $10 million Rapid Applied Research Translation program announced in the 2017-18 Budget to…

Strongest bulk billing rates since Medicare’s inception

More Australian patients are visiting their doctor without having to reach for their wallet than ever before, with GP bulk billing rates for the March 2017 quarter increasing to 85.6% compared to 85.1% in the same quarter last year. This is the highest bulk billing rate for any March quarter since the inception of Medicare.…

Transcript – ABC AM interview with Matt Wordsworth

E&OE… Topics: Turnbull Government guaranteeing Medicare, record bulk billing figures, MATT WORDSWORTH: I’m joined now by Health Minister Greg Hunt. Minister, welcome. GREG HUNT: Good morning Matt. MATT WORDSWORTH: More people than ever are accessing bulk billing. What’s driving this long-term rise? GREG HUNT: Well I think that the important point is, as you say,…

Transcript – 2GB interview with Ben Fordham

E&OE… Topics: Sportsbet ad; Newspoll; record bulk billing figures BEN FORDHAM: I understand that television networks have received a significant number of complaints after screening this ad over the weekend, and now the federal Sports Minister Greg Hunt is calling for the ad to be pulled. Greg Hunt joins us on the line. Minister, good…

Transcript – ABC interview with Tracey Holmes

E&OE… Topics: Commonwealth Games; sport funding; AOC and ASC relationship; TRACEY HOLMES: Well Minister, thank you for joining us once again. Let’s talk about the federal Budget. There was a one off injection for the Commonwealth Games athletics preparation of about $15.5 million and that looks like about it. Other than that, it looks like…