Providing $400,000 life-saving drug to Australian kids with rare disease

The Turnbull Government will provide a life-saving treatment to Australian patients who have a rare medical condition known as Morquio A Syndrome, at no cost. Vimizim® (elosulfase alfa) will be available under the Life Saving Drugs Program from 1 August. With treatment costing around $400,000 each year, many Australian children suffering from Morquio A have…

Transcript – Sky News interview with David Speers

E&OE… Topics: Medicinal cannabis; Coalition’s commitment to strong national security; Women’s World Cup bid in 2023; Clean Energy Target DAVID SPEERS: With me now is the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt. Thank you for your time this afternoon. GREG HUNT: It’s a pleasure. DAVID SPEERS: So we’ve spoken about this before, this issue. Remind us…

Transcript – Canberra doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Medicinal cannabis, Coalition’s commitment to strong national security GREG HUNT: I'm going to make a brief statement about the vote in the Senate today to remove the safeguards and to remove the protections against unsafe medicinal cannabis. Let me say this, this is a deeply concerning and disappointing decision. Mr Shorten and others…

Supporting medical innovation to deliver better health for Australians

The Turnbull Government is providing $5.2 million to support researchers and small and medium start-up businesses to deliver innovative health and medical breakthroughs, and better health outcomes for Australians. For many years, Australia has had an enviable international reputation for delivering ground-breaking health and medical research outcomes that make a real difference to the lives…

Transcript – ABC Brisbane interview with Steve Austin

E&OE… Topics: Labor’s hospital funding lie; medical research; terrorism; environment policy; obesity STEVE AUSTIN: Well my guest is Federal Health Minster Greg Hunt. He’s in Brisbane today to announce research funding or funding for medical research in Brisbane, we’ve asked him in the studio. Minister, thanks for coming in. GREG HUNT: Good morning Steve. STEVE…

Transcript – Press Conference Brisbane

E&OE… Topics: $5.2 million to support medical research and medical breakthroughs; Labor’s hospital funding lie IAN FRASER: My name is Professor Ian Fraser and I’m here in my capacity as chair of the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board, advisory to the Minister Greg Hunt on the use of the Medical Research Future Fund. And it’s…

$73 million to support the mental health of Australian children

The Turnbull Government will invest $73 million in two new mental health programs to ensure Australian children and young people receive the support they need during their school years. Under the National Support for Child and Youth Mental Health Program, training and resources on mental health issues will be provided to people who regularly interact…