Major new measures to help combat rare cancers

The Turnbull Government is supporting major new initiatives that will improve access to clinical trials, particularly for people with rare cancers including children. AIM BRAIN is new genetic testing that aims to transform brain tumour classification, treatment and ultimately the survival of children with brain cancer. I am delighted to announce that Australian kids will…

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Transcript – Melbourne press conference

E&OE… Topics: Children’s brain cancer announcements; anti-vaccination doctors; Fiona Richardson GREG HUNT: I’m really delighted and honoured to be here today at the Royal Children’s Hospital, undoubtedly one of the world’s great children’s hospitals on so many fronts, but in particular, a leader in paediatric oncology. In that respect, I’m joined by Dr Jordan Hansford,…

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Lifeline Australia CEO Peter Shmigel

I want to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to Pete Shmigel for his work, dedication and stewardship of Lifeline Australia for the last two years. For more than 50 years Lifeline has helped many thousands of Australians struggling with life’s challenges through its counselling services over the telephone, web and face to face counselling…

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20 Million Trees Boost For Bass Coast Region

The Turnbull Government has awarded $50,000 to the Bass Coast Landcare Network to continue their work protecting the Powlett River Catchment and threatened species such as the growling grass frog. The Bass Coast Biolinks project, funded under the 20 Million Trees Program, will establish 25,000 trees and 5,500 understorey plants – creating two large-scale biolinks…

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Appointment of new ASADA CEO

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mr David Sharpe as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA). Prior to accepting this position Mr Sharpe’s career background includes 10 years with the Australian Federal Police leading its National Protection Operations; Serious and Organised Crime Group; Counter Terrorism Unit; and…

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Local Sporting Champions grants help young athletes reach their goals

Young athletes are urged to apply for grants of $500 to help with the costs of competing in state and national events. The Local Sporting Champions grants program is an Australian Government initiative designed to support young people participating in state, national and international sporting championships as an athlete, coach or official. The grants contribute…

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New campaign to encourage parents to ‘Get the facts about Immunisation’

The Turnbull Government is today launching the new ‘Get the Facts about Immunisation’ campaign to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated. We know parents want evidence based information to support decision making about childhood vaccinations, so we’re making it easier to ‘get the facts’. Immunisation rates in Australia are already high,…

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