$4 million for medical research into gut health

The Morrison Government will support the St George and Sutherland Medical Research Facility with $4 million to further boost its important work to better understand the human microbiota, particularly our ‘gut health’.   Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs and Member for Banks David Coleman said this $4 million funding boost will help researchers…

5AA interview Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: Knee MRI scans for over 50s   LEON BYNER: Now, older Australians – we reported this to you in the last day or so, older Australians denied Medicare rebates for GP-ordered knee MRIs from November, and people will have to wait months to see a specialist or pay up to $500 for…

Support for headspace boosts youth mental health in Flinders

Mental health care for young Australians is set for a $51.8 million funding boost. Federal Member for Flinders and Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the Government’s extra investment in the national network of headspace centres and the digital portal, eheadspace, means young people will have access to around 14,000 additional services…

Doorstop – Adelaide

E&OE…                       Topics: CAR-T leukaemia treatment; Action on silicosis   GREG HUNT: Today’s been a breakthrough day for patients with leukaemia. Australia now has the prospect of helping lead the world with a new treatment called CAR-T which cannot just keep patients going, but can potentially cure them.   With the support of the states…

5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: CAR-T leukaemia treatment; private health insurance; SA health   LEON BYNER: Now onto a very exciting story. Cancers of many types are within our community, and they’re terribly unfortunate. We’re all scared of the word and for good reason. And I want to just talk about leukaemia for a moment, because if…

Today interview with Georgie Gardner

E&OE… Topics: CAR-T leukaemia treatment GEORGIE GARDNER: Well a revolutionary new treatment that has the potential to cure leukaemia might soon be available in Australia’s public hospitals. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now from Adelaide. Minister, good morning to you. This is really exciting, positive news. Just explain how this treatment works, if…

Speech to the RACGP GP18 Conference

E&OE…                       GREG HUNT: And thanks very much to Bruce (Willet), to incoming president Harry Nespolon, to Zenia for her work, to [indistinct] for giving people a sense of the future. That’s the reality that I look at and grapple with every day in talking with Karen, with Zenia, with Bastian (Seidel) who’s finishing. These…

Private health insurance simpler and cheaper for everyday Australians

New rules announced today will make private health insurance easier to understand and help Australians choose the cover that best suits them and their families from 1 April, 2019.   The rules establish easy to understand clinical categories and a Gold, Silver, Bronze and Basic classification system.   This is a no surprises approach that…

Strong Government support for mesh implant recommendations

The Australian Government will take sweeping steps to deal with the adverse effects of transvaginal mesh implants in its response to the Senate Inquiry.   The inquiry raised awareness about serious and longstanding impacts reported by some women following mesh-related procedures.   I acknowledge the strength of the women who spoke at the public hearings,…