Boosting Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry

The Morrison Government will boost the nation’s medicinal cannabis industry by prioritising projects that have been granted Major Project Status (MPS) and ultimately driving economic growth.   MPS, managed through the Department of Industry is awarded to projects which will make a significant contribution in the areas of exports, jobs and industry development, particularly in…

Labor caught misleading on MRI licences

Labor’s Anthony Albanese and Chris Bowen have both been caught out misleading the Australian public.   During an Adelaide radio interview today the Leader of the Opposition stated Labor only provided Medicare licences for MRI’s to public hospitals when in office.   ALP Claim: ~31 July 2019 – ALBANESE… “when Labor was in office that…

Interview with Radio 2moro – Arabic

E&OE…   Topics: New PBS listings; Medicare and private health insurance.   SUZAN HOURANI: The Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced PBS listings of drugs that will make the lives of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and a number of other conditions such as brain tumour and inflammatory disease easier.   It’s good…

Public Consultation: Mission for Cardiovascular Health

The Morrison Government’s unprecedented $220 million for a 10-year Mission for Cardiovascular Health takes the next vital step forward today, with the release of the draft Roadmap for public consultation. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 43,500 deaths in Australia each year. One Australian dies of cardiovascular disease every 12 minutes, with one Australian experiencing a…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $56 million investment in Cancer and Inflammatory Disease medicines, Minister Angus Taylor.   KATIE ALLEN: I’m Katie Allen. I’m the Member for Higgins and we’re here at Cabrini Hospital.   I’m very proud to be part of an announcement being made today by Minister Greg Hunt. It’s about protecting lives, saving lives…

$56 million investment in Cancer and Inflammatory Disease medicines

The Morrison Government will invest $56 million that will provide affordable access to four new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping patients fighting aggressive forms of cancer and inflammatory conditions.   Under the PBS, treatment for brain tumours, leukaemia and inflammatory disease of the large blood vessels will be available to patients…

2GB interview with Steve Price

E&OE…             Topics: Private Health Insurance.   STEVE PRICE: A lot of debate, and a lot of it centres around the fact that youngsters are not signing up to private health insurance.   Well, the Federal Health Minister has ruled out, as I just mentioned, the scrapping of Medicare.   It was used as a…

Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: AMA Informed Financial Consent Guide; Medicare rebate; fee transparency website   TONY BARTONE: Welcome everyone. Thank you for being here this morning and good morning.   Thank you to Minister Hunt for launching our Informed Financial Consent – a collaboration between doctors and patients (inaudible) today.   Today’s announcement is all about…

Informed Financial Consent (IFC) guide – Launched

The Morrison Government and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has today jointly launched a new guide that aims to better aid Australians when faced with making decisions around medical treatments.   The AMA’s Informed Financial Consent Guide; A Collaboration Between Doctors and Patients will help patients better understand medical treatment fees and out of pocket…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Infants with Cystic Fibrosis to breathe easier with new PBS listing; Temporary Exclusion Orders Bill; Newstart allowance.   DAVID ARMSTRONG: Good morning everybody. Welcome to Monash Children’s Hospital. I’m David Armstrong, Head of the Paediatric CF Service.   It’s my pleasure to welcome Nettie Burke the CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Australia, the…