Media Releases

Record Female Representation on new NHMRC Council

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government has announced the membership of the Council of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).   The new Council will play a key role in supporting the NHMRC in its mission of building a healthy Australia.…

Australia launches latest COVID-19 vaccine Communications Campaign

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The next phase of the Australian Government’s vaccine communication campaign launches today, with the message ‘we’re almost there Australia’, reminding people that with increasing vaccinations we are able to return to a more normal, free life.   Whilst we have…

New help for Australians on the IVF Journey

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is giving Australians new support on their IVF journey, providing Medicare rebates for testing services that can help prevent them passing serious genetic disorders onto their child.   Until now, people who know they are carriers of…

Breast Cancer Treatment Expanded on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is helping improve access to an important treatment for Australians battling a form of breast cancer.   From 1 November 2021, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing of Verzenio® (abemaciclib) will also be expanded for use in…

Medicare Rebates for Bowel Inflammation Testing

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   24 October 2021   Medicare rebates for bowel inflammation testing   From 1 November 2021, patients with chronic bowel inflammation will be able to claim a Medicare rebate for non-invasive laboratory tests, reducing the need for diagnostic endoscopy and colonoscopy…

Taking the Pressure off High Blood Pressure

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is investing $40.5 million for a new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item to improve the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure).   From 1 November, Australians will be able to claim rebates for ambulatory blood…

Preserving Local History with Grants to back Independent Cinemas

THE HON. GREG HUNT MP Federal Member for Flinders Minister for Health and Aged Care   THE HON. PAUL FLETCHER MP Federal Member for Bradfield Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government has helped three independent cinemas across the Mornington Peninsula keep their historic projectors…

Call for new Advisers on Mental Health Research

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE     The Australian Government is calling on the nation’s best and brightest mental health researchers, clinicians, implementation experts, and consumer and carer representatives to help inform the future of research in this vital area.   Expressions of interest are invited…

$85 million to Explore Australian and Global Health Challenges

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   22 October 2021   $85 million to explore Australian and global health challenges   Seventeen multidisciplinary research teams will each receive $5 million in funding from the Australian Government to find solutions to major questions in human health that cannot…

$25 million to boost stem cell research in Australia

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is boosting Australian led stem cell research through $25 million in grants, to help find and develop innovative, safe and effective treatments for devastating diseases and injuries.   Through the Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), the…