New hope for lung cancer patients with ground-breaking treatment option to be listed on the PBS

Australians with non-small cell and small cell lung cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will benefit from new and expanded treatment options on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 March 2020.   The Morrison Government is listing Imfinzi® (durvalumab) for the first time for the treatment of non‑small cell lung cancer for patients who…

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Get the Facts about Immunisation

The Morrison Government will target parents across the country with a powerful message around the need to vaccinate their children, with an enhanced $12 million campaign rolling out this week.   Areas of low vaccination rates in one, two and five year olds will be micro targeted in every state and territory under the fourth…

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$22.3 million funding support for health and medical research

The Morrison Government is providing unprecedented funding to help our best and brightest health and medical researchers translate their ideas into new treatments and breakthrough cures for patients. The four-year, $22.3 million Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) funding program will be open for applications from Australian health and medical research innovators from 17 February 2020. SMEs…

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Australia to host world leaders at Innovation Summit

Australia will host the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils’ (GFCC) Global Innovation Summit (the Summit) in Melbourne on 18 and 19 November 2020.   The Summit will bring together leaders and innovative thinkers from numerous countries, and across the business, industry, academia and government sectors.   Humanity, Technology and Health Frontiers will be the focus…

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$5.5 million for international research collaboration in human health

The Morrison Government is investing $5.5 million in ten ground-breaking medical research projects aimed at improving outcomes in mental health, dementia, aged care, cerebral palsy, diabetes and many more life-changing conditions.   The Government’s funding contribution is part of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s commitment to international collaboration, and supports research grants awarded…

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$32 million to turn more research ideas into reality

Australia’s world leading health and medical researchers will have a greater chance of discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease, thanks to a new grant from the Morrison Government.   The $32 million investment – through the Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative – will boost Australia’s success in turning innovative…

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Press Conference – Parliament House – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus update.   GREG HUNT: Good afternoon, everyone.   I’m joined by Professor Paul Kelly, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, who is also a leading Australian epidemiologist.   So a specialist in contagious diseases. I want to begin by updating the figures on both the global and the Australian confirmed cases of…

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