Record $24 million for cardiovascular disease research

The Turnbull Government will invest a record $24 million to support landmark research into cardiovascular disease by The George Institute for Global Health. With 4.2 million Australian adults having a disease of the circulatory system, including 1.2 million with cardiovascular conditions such as stroke and heart disease, research investment is critical. This is National Health…

Doorstop – The George Institute, Sydney

E&OE… Topics: The Turnbull Government’s $24 million funding for landmark research into cardiovascular disease GREG HUNT: Well, welcome everybody to The George Institute. It’s an absolute privilege to be here at not just one of Australia’s, but one of the world’s great medical research institutes and to meet patients such as Lorraine and John. Today…

$70 million boost for Australia’s next generation of medical researchers

The Turnbull Government is today announcing an additional $70 million for Australian health and medical researchers to help boost their research capability and to find innovative, practical solutions for better health care. This investment is being made over the next five years from 2017-18 through the Turnbull Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Next Generation…

Press Conference – The Kirby Institute, UNSW, Sydney

E&OE… Topics: $70 million boost for Australia’s next generation of medical researchers; same sex marriage PROFESSOR TONY KELLEHER: So, Minister, thank you very much, I’d like to welcome you to the University of New South Wales and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales. It’s a great pleasure to have you…

Newcastle University to receive $12.2 million medical research boost

The Federal Coalition Government is today announcing significant support for medical research at the University of Newcastle with $12.2 million to fund 19 major medical research projects. Provided through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), these grants will allow Newcastle University to continue its work in driving innovative, high quality research into the…

Continuing work to help combat antimicrobial resistance

The Turnbull Government is today launching a new online resource for industry and the community as part of our ongoing work to tackle the rise of antimicrobial resistance. The launch comes at the start of Antibiotic Awareness Week – which is a timely reminder for all Australians to take action to stop the overuse of…

Transcript – Interview with Jon Faine – ABC 774 Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Sam Dastyari, citizenship issues, same sex marriage postal survey, private health insurance premiums, Government. JON FAINE: Greg Hunt is Federal Member for Health and Sport and the Member for Flinders in the Turnbull Government inner sanctum, in the Cabinet. Mr Hunt, good morning to you. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Jon, and I’ve just…

New appointments to the Australian Sports Commission Board

I am pleased to announce the appointment of three new directors to the Board of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). Gabrielle Trainor, Andrea Mitchell and Mark Textor will add broad and extensive experience to the ASC Board, chaired by John Wylie AM. I am also delighted to announce the extension of ASC Board member Andrew…