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…

Sunrise interview with Monique Wright

E&OE… Topics: Childcare ban for unvaccinated children MONIQUE WRIGHT: Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now from Melbourne. Good morning to you, thanks for being with us Minister. GREG HUNT: And good morning. MONIQUE WRIGHT: So talk us through what’s wrong with the State Government’s current approach to vaccinating kids. We have about 93…

Weekend Today interview with Deborah Knight

E&OE… Topics: Childcare ban for unvaccinated children; WA election DEBORAH KNIGHT: Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now from the Mount Martha Lifesaving Club in Victoria. A gorgeous morning there Minister, good morning to you. GREG HUNT: It is indeed, good morning Deb. DEBORAH KNIGHT: Now this is a tough approach, what have you…

Speech – Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference

Introduction Good morning, to Kos Sclavos (APP chairman), George Tambassis (National President, Pharmacy Guild of Australia), Pharmacists, Pharmacy professionals, ladies and gentlemen. This is my first Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and I am very pleased to be here, and very impressed. It’s a huge event and it reflects the importance of pharmacy in today’s health…

Turnbull Government supports female sporting leaders

The Turnbull Government is backing the next generation of female leaders in sport with the launch of a new initiative aimed at encouraging more participation throughout Australia and a greater representation at the elite level. Minister for Sport, Greg Hunt, and Minister for Women, Michaelia Cash, today marked International Women’s Day by naming 18 successful…