Cheaper medicines for Australian patients

Australian patients and their families will save money when a mandated price drop kicks in on October 1 on over 226 medicine brands listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   The price drops will save consumers and taxpayers more than $344 million, delivering cheaper medicines for patients and more support for listing more new…

Men’s Sheds receive $400,000 in grants

Men’s Sheds across the country have received a total of $400,000 in grants from the Morrison Government to boost the health and wellbeing of men in their communities.   To mark Men’s Shed Week, I am delighted to announce that under round 17 of the Government’s National Shed Development Programme 104 sheds received grants for…

$36 million for national suicide prevention projects

The Morrison Government will invest more than $36 million in national suicide prevention projects to raise awareness of the impact of suicide and to support Australians who may be at risk.   The funding, through the National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program, will help to deliver important awareness and stigma reduction activities, research, and…

Doorstop – Sydney

E&OE…                       Topics: Free Meningococcal ACWY vaccines for 14-19 year olds; My Health Record; Australia Day   DAVE SHARMA: Good afternoon, and thank you to Sydney Boys High School for having us here today. It’s great to have the Minister for Health here with me, Mr. Greg Hunt, for an important announcement today about meningococcal…

Applications open for Medicare MRI licences

A competitive public application process has been opened to determine the location for 20 Medicare eligible MRI licences.   Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said an MRI is a commonly used medical scan which gives a detailed view of the soft tissues of the body such as muscles, ligaments, brain tissue, discs…

400,000 Australians to access lifesaving Medicare scans

More than 400,000 Australians will now be able to access lifesaving scans for cancer, stroke, heart and other medical conditions with a $175 million investment from the Morrison Government.   Patients in 30 additional locations right around Australia will now be able to access MRI scans when they need it under Medicare.   An MRI…

Today interview with Karl Stefanovic

E&OE…                       Topics: Ann Sudmalis; My Health Record; Aged Care Royal Commission   KARL STEFANOVIC: Canberra is once again in the spotlight this morning with yet another Liberal MP announcing she will quit Parliament as a result of bullying allegations. Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now on a very busy morning to talk about…

6PR interview with Gareth Parker

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission.   GARETH PARKER: Greg Hunt is the Health Minister. He joins me on the line. Greg good morning.   GREG HUNT: Good morning.   GARETH PARKER: Why call a royal commission now?   GREG HUNT: Well, really, it’s about two things. One is increasing evidence that there are…

ABC AM interview with Sabra Lane

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission; strawberry contamination.   SABRA LANE: When the Prime Minister announced the inquiry yesterday, two ministers were by his side, one of them was the Health Minister Greg Hunt, who now joins AM in our Canberra House studio. Good morning and welcome to the program.   GREG HUNT: Good…