Transcript – Doorstop Canberra

E&OE… Topics: Coalition’s commitment to public hospitals and private health insurance, Labor’s plan to scrap the private health insurance rebate. GREG HUNT: I just want to respond to a story in the papers this morning about private health insurance and public hospitals. The story does not reflect Government policy. It will not be Government policy.…

Transcript – ABC Insiders interview with Barrie Cassidy

E&OE… Topics: Coalition’s commitment to fully fund the NDIS, Labor’s refusal to fund the NDIS, Medicare, Cricket Australia, National Sport Plan BARRIE CASSIDY: Minister, good morning. Welcome. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Barry. BARRIE CASSIDY: That issue around fairness, it continually comes back to the question of the company tax cuts and that low and middle-income…

Providing $47 million for suicide prevention work across Australia

The Turnbull Government will provide a $47 million boost to front-line services for suicide prevention and directly address a growing community need. Services will be available right across Australia and will include training for at risk families and support groups, face-to-face support for individuals in need, training for emergency response services and support for communities…

First BTF investment aims to improve lives through innovation

The development of a promising new treatment for peanut allergy in children will be the first project to receive $10 million in funding under the Turnbull Government’s Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF). The Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, and the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Arthur Sinodinos, today announced the first investment commitment under the…

Investing $5.9 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The Turnbull Government will invest $5.9 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to help tackle the threat of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses or parasites becoming resistant to standard medical treatments. Resistance results in standard medical treatments such as antibiotics, antivirals or anti-malarials becoming ineffective, allowing infections to persist and possibly spread. Infections…

Medical research reforms to improve our future health

The Turnbull Government provides more than $800 million through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) each year to fund life-changing research. Health and medical research is one of the four pillars of the Government’s Long-Term National Health Plan. It saves lives and plays a critical role in improving our health system. I am…

Transcript – SEN radio interview with Francis Leach

E&OE… Topics: National Sport Plan; sport integrity tribunal; sports lottery; AFL; Essendon; Richmond Tigers FRANCIS LEACH: Greg Hunt is the Federal Minister for Sport, he’s been good enough to join us today. G’day Greg, how are you going? GREG HUNT: I am very well, thank you. FRANCIS LEACH: So where’s this proposal come from? GREG…

National Plan for elite sport and participation

Today I invite all Australians and the sporting community to play a part in shaping the Turnbull Government‘s new National Sport Plan. The Plan will be a long-term strategy for the whole of sport and will examine four key pillars of participation, performance, prevention through physical activity, and integrity. A national lottery, to be developed…

Transcript – 3AW interview with Ross and John

E&OE… Topics: Launch of the National Sport Plan ROSS STEVENSON: Greg Hunt is the Minister for Sport, Minister good morning to you. GREG HUNT: And good morning guys. ROSS STEVENSON: So are we going to mirror that, we’re going to have our own lottery are we? GREG HUNT: Well that’s what I’d like to see,…