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,…

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.…