$125 million to help our scientists make the next great medical discovery

The Turnbull Government is backing Australia’s world-leading medical researchers and scientists with $125.3 million to support their work in making the next major medical breakthrough. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding includes almost $39 million to fight multiple types of cancer facing children and adults, marking a significant investment on World Cancer…

MELBOURNE DOORSTOP

E&OE… Topics: Launch of the Turnbull Government’s $125 million NHMRC funding into medical research GREG HUNT: Australia has an extraordinary tradition of medical research and today, World Cancer Day, is an advance on that extraordinary history. We think of Howard Florey, and Macfarlane Burnet, Ian Fraser, and the Australian of the Year this year Alan…

Making more cancer drugs affordable for all Australians

From today, Australians have subsidised access to new drugs for ovarian and lung cancer – which would otherwise cost more than $100,000 per course of treatment – but are now available for just $6.30 for concessional patients and $38.80 for general patients. Olaparib (Lynparza®) is used in the treatment of high grade serous ovarian, fallopian,…

Appointment as Minister for Health and Sport

Health touches the lives of every Australian. It is essential that people can see a doctor when they need to and have medicine when they are not well. For this reason, I am deeply honoured to take on this new and very important responsibility. My mother was a nurse. My wife is a nurse. All…

Transcript – Frankston Hospital doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Appointment as Minister for Sport and Health GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Sue Williams, the CEO of Peninsula Health and Chris Crewther, the Member for Dunkley who fought so hard for the funding to expand MRI services here with $6 million over the next four years to help local residents access better…