More action to inspire Australian girls to get active

The Turnbull Government is taking action to inspire Australia’s young girls and women to get active – with the launch of the next phase of the Girls Make Your Move campaign today. One in five girls told us that the Girls Make Your Move education campaign inspired them to be more active. This is a…

Transcript – Weekend TODAY interview with Deb Knight

E&OE… Topics: No jab no pay, George Christensen DEB KNIGHT: Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us from the Mount Martha lifesaving club. Good morning Minister. This policy was introduced last year to try to lift the vaccination rates are you surprised by the figures? GREG HUNT: What we've seen so far is a very…

Transcript – 2GB interview with Luke Grant

E&OE… Topics: no jab no pay statistics, hospital funding LUKE GRANT: This is a great story. It’s, I think, a victory of public policy. More than 140,000 parents have Had their childcare payments axed after they failed to vaccinate their children. The Federal Government has revealed the alarming number of irresponsible parents who are leaving…

Ensuring safe and responsible supply of medicinal cannabis

The Turnbull Government is taking further action to enable the safe and legal distribution of medicinal cannabis products for adults and children suffering from painful and chronic conditions. We recognise that access to medicinal cannabis is of vital importance to many Australians. But we must ensure this is done in a way that is safe…

Statement on the retirement of Mike Fitzpatrick

As a player and administrator, Mike Fitzpatrick has made an enormous contribution to the great game of AFL. I would like to thank him for the commitment, passion and energy which he injected into this work as AFL Commission Chairman. Serving for over 10 years as Chairman of the Commission, Mike has contributed immensely to…

Lowest health insurance premium increases in a decade

The Turnbull Government’s action to keep the pressure on private health insurers has helped drive the lowest premium price rise in ten years – lower than any year under the Rudd and Gillard governments. Health funds will have average weighted premium increases from as low as 2.98 per cent, from 1 April 2017. The industry…

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E&OE… Topics: Lowest health insurance premium increases in a decade GREG HUNT: Private health insurances will rise by the lowest amount in a decade this year. Lower than any year under Labor. Lower than the rate at which total payouts have increased for the private health firms. So this is the lowest rise in private…

Transcript – 2GB interview with Mark Levy

E&OE… Topics: Lowest health insurance premium increases in a decade MARK LEVY: Greg Hunt is the Minister for Health. He joins me on the line right now. G'day Greg. GREG HUNT: G'day Mark. MARK LEVY: Now mate, take us through the price hike. Will it vary for people depending on which health fund or policy…

Transcript – ABC Melbourne interview with Rafael Epstein

E&OE… Topics: Lowest health insurance premium increases in a decade RAFAEL EPSTEIN: Greg Hunt is the Health Minister in Malcolm Turnbull’s Federal Government. Minister, good afternoon. GREG HUNT: Good afternoon, Raf. RAFAEL EPSTEIN: Is this going to scare people away from private health? GREG HUNT: Look, this is the lowest increase in a decade, it’s…

Transcript – 3AW Drive interview with Tom Elliott

E&OE… Topics: Lowest health insurance premium increases in a decade TOM ELLIOTT: Mr Hunt, good afternoon. GREG HUNT: Good afternoon, Tom. TOM ELLIOTT: Now, you’ve just approved a 4.8 per cent health insurance premium hike that we’ll get coming into letterboxes I think in April. Was that less than what the health funds demanded? GREG…