Free continuous glucose monitoring devices for young Australians

From today, the Turnbull Government is providing free continuous glucose monitoring devices to eligible children and people under the age of 21 years with type 1 diabetes. This new lifesaving technology will reduce the hassle of the daily finger-prick for people with diabetes who use this new product. It will also provide much needed support…

Commemorating Comm Games with currency

Borobi, the official mascot of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), has not only found a spot in many Australian hearts, he has also now taken over one of our currency – the $1 coin – revealed today at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra. Sports Minister Greg Hunt, Tourism Minister Steven Ciobo and…

World Bipolar Day

Each year over 4 million Australian adults experience a mental health condition. This is a shocking statistic and it highlights the significance of an issue that touches the lives of almost every family. Today is World Bipolar Day and it is important to reflect that almost two per cent of adults in this group experience…

Transcript – ABC AM Interview with Sabra Lane

E&OE… Topics: ex-Cyclone Debbie, Turnbull Government’s commitment to mental health SABRA LANE: I’m joined by Greg Hunt. Minister, good morning and welcome to AM. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Sabra. SABRA LANE: Just on the cyclone, what can you tell us about what medical aid and assistance that will be needed in Queensland? GREG HUNT: So…

Millions of Australians set to benefit from new and cheaper medicines

Going to the pharmacy is set to be cheaper from next month, with the cost of more than 1100 medicine brands being reduced and with vital new drugs being added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. The Turnbull Government is committed to making medicines available and more affordable for all Australians. We have a rock solid…

Turnbull Government appoints new mental health advisory panel

The Turnbull Government is establishing a new mental health advisory panel to support our commitment to improve services to those that need them. Mental health is a deep personal passion and a significant issue of national importance. It is a key element of our Long Term National Health Plan. The Primary Health Network Advisory Panel…

Supporting community street soccer with $4 million boost

The Turnbull Government will provide an additional $4 million in funding over the next four years to continue The Big Issue’s Community Street Soccer program. Today I was honoured to present the 2017 Street Socceroos team with jerseys ahead of their travels to represent Australia at the Homeless World Cup in Oslo, Norway. Since 2007,…

Funding to help sporting groups tackle illegal drugs

More than a thousand community sport clubs across the country are being encouraged to take part in a Turnbull Government program to reduce the impact of illegal drugs on Australian communities. As part of the Turnbull Government’s National Ice Action Strategy, the Good Sports program is being expanded with an additional $4.6 million in funding…

Sky News Agenda interview with Peter Van Onselen and Paul Kelly

E&OE… Topics: Snowy Hydro; energy security; Medicare; mental health; PETER VAN ONSELEN: As mentioned off the top of the program, our guest now is the Health Minister, Greg Hunt. He joins us live from Melbourne. Thanks very much for your company. GREG HUNT: Good morning Peter, and good morning Paul. PETER VAN ONSELEN: Now obviously…

John Wylie reappointed as Australian Sports Commission Chair

I am delighted to announce the reappointment of Mr John Wylie as Chair of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) board for a further three years. The ASC board is responsible for the performance of the Commission, which coordinates the Government’s contribution to the sports sector from grassroots through to high performance. Mr Wylie has been…