Remarks at cystic fibrosis rally in Canberra

GREG HUNT: To Nettie and to everybody with Cystic Fibrosis Australia, thank you for having me here today and thank you for the fight and commitment that you’ve made to your family members and your friends. This is what life is about, and I’m really delighted to be here with Sarah Henderson, who as the…

Sky News interview with David Speers

E&OE… Topics: Long-term national health plan; cystic fibrosis drug; Medicare; Cory Bernardi DAVID SPEERS: Minister for Health and Sport, Greg Hunt, who is with me now. Thank you very much for joining us and congratulations. GREG HUNT: And good afternoon to you. DAVID SPEERS: We haven’t spoken since your appointment in that role. Let me…

Major suicide prevention trial extended to four more regions

Four more regions across Australia with higher than average suicide rates will be the latest communities to take part in a $46 million trial aimed at delivering better mental health services. The Suicide Prevention Trial Sites will be established in Darwin, Central Queensland, Western New South Wales and Mid-West Western Australia. Each year over 3000…

ABC 7.30 interview with Leigh Sales

E&OE… Topics: Suicide prevention trial extended to four regions; Medicare; Cory Bernardi LEIGH SALES: With me now from Canberra is the federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Do you reckon minister you would be able to find some time and head up there and meet with that dad and go for a drive with him and…

3AW Talking Health interview with Sally Cockburn

E&OE… Topics: Launch of the Turnbull Government’s $125 million NHMRC funding into medical research SALLY COCKBURN: Welcome and congratulations on your new portfolio. You were previously the Environment Minister and now you’re looking after Health. We love it. GREG HUNT: Look, it’s an incredible portfolio. And over the last six months I also had responsibility…

$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,…