Transcript – Sky News interview with David Speers

E&OE… Topics: Labor vote in favour of dangerous unregulated drugs; medicinal cannabis; Medicare freeze DAVID SPEERS: Let me get a quick reaction from you to that headline two party preferred number. As I say, the Government’s done a lot in the last few weeks on the citizenship test, 457s, Gonski 2.0, the Budget and you…

Guaranteeing Medicare and improving access to medicines for Australians

The 2017-18 Budget delivers on the Turnbull Government’s rock solid commitment to Medicare and improving access to medicines – with increased patient rebates and a strengthened Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) as key measures of our over $94.2 billion overall investment in health, aged care and sport. The Government will establish a Medicare Guarantee Fund from…

Guaranteeing vital services for Australia’s world class health system

The 2017-18 Budget delivers on the Turnbull Government’s commitment to guarantee Medicare and ensure our health system continues to be one of the best in the world – where every Australian has access to the best doctors, nurses, hospitals and medicines. This Budget supports our Long-Term National Health Plan – based on the four pillars…

Transcript – FIVEaa interview with Leon Byner

E&OE… Topics: $68 million to support the establishment of Australia’s first Proton Beam Therapy facility; Budget LEON BYNER: Let’s talk to Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Greg, thanks for joining us today. GREG HUNT: Pleasure Leon. LEON BYNER: What was it that you decide to put this beam here in Adelaide? GREG HUNT: Well South…

Budget to support establishment of world-leading proton beam therapy facility

The Turnbull Government will provide $68 million to support the establishment of Australia’s first Proton Beam Therapy facility at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute in Adelaide. This major investment is a significant boost for Australian health and medical research, and for patients across the country who are set to benefit from this…

Supporting Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017

The Turnbull Government is providing $500,000 for the historic Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 tournament to be held in November this year in Sydney and Brisbane. For the first time in the sport’s history, the Women’s Rugby League World Cup will be held in conjunction with the men’s Rugby League World Cup, which will…

Transcript – FIVEaa interview with Leon Byner

E&OE… Topics: Local Drug Action teams in South Australia LEON BYNER: Greg Hunt, tell us. Ms Vlahos suggests, look, wasn’t me, it’s the Primary Healthcare Networks. What do you say? GREG HUNT: Look, with great respect it’s completely and utterly wrong. Ice is just a terrible killer and a destroyer of individuals, of families, and…

Prostheses reforms to deliver better value for private health insurance

The Turnbull Government is continuing to work with the private health insurance industry to make premiums more affordable for Australians. We know that every dollar matters to Australian families and we are working with the sector to deliver further savings which will reduce private health insurance premium growth in 2018. Prostheses such as artificial hips…

First imports of medicinal cannabis arrive in Australia

The first two commercial shipments of medicinal cannabis products to be legally imported to Australia have arrived in Melbourne and Perth, following action taken by the Turnbull Government. Children suffering from epilepsy and patients dealing with side effects caused by cancer treatment are most likely to benefit from these products if a doctor believes a…