Young cancer patients to access new treatments

Hundreds of young Australians with rare and aggressive forms of cancer will now access four new clinical trials from September, providing ground-breaking treatment and therapy options to patients. The Turnbull Government is providing CanTeen with $3.6 million to run four clinical trials which will support 260 patients with very rare and highly lethal cancers. These…

Bass Coast Breakers put on footy showcase for organ donation

This Sunday, the Bass Coast Breakers will host their second annual DonateLife Women’s Football Showcase at Dalyston Recreation Reserve. The Club received $6,780 through the Australian Government’s Community Awareness Grants Program to encourage more local community members to discuss with their families and register to become organ and tissue donors. The showcase coincides with DonateLife…

$328 million available to help financially vulnerable Australians

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has called on local service providers to apply for funding to help them support financially vulnerable Australians access critical services in times of need. Minister Hunt said the Turnbull Government was providing $328 million in grant funding for community organisations to administer financial crisis assistance and…

$1 million for Maddie’s Vision to beat bone marrow failure

The Turnbull Government will provide $1 million for Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision to bolster medical research to better understand bone marrow failure and ultimately help save lives. The organisation, which is dedicated to ultimately finding a cure for bone marrow failure syndromes, is named after the late Maddie Riewoldt. Maddie, the sister of AFL legend Nick…

Greg Hunt laces up for autism in 2018

In October and November this year, Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP will embark on his third 500km Walk for Autism around the electorate to increase awareness for Australians living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). From the 29th October to the 16th November 2018, Minister Hunt will visit schools and local towns…

$50 million to provide life-saving support to cancer patients

The Turnbull Government will provide $50 million to support some of Australia’s sickest patients, battling the most aggressive and deadliest cancers, to access potentially life-saving medical treatment. The new national program – The Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Program – will treat more than 5,000 patients nationally, from every state and territory. I want to thank…

$6 million for medical research projects in South Australia

The Turnbull Government will invest $6.1 million to fund new South Australian medical research projects aimed at delivering faster medical breakthroughs for South Australian patients. The funding will go to the South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre, which is undertaking vital research projects in areas such as bowel cancer, cardiac rehabilitation and reducing…

$1 million for mental health services in rural and regional South Australia

The Turnbull Government will provide more than $1.17 million to boost mental health services in rural and regional South Australia helping about 1,300 people with mental illness. Minister for Health Greg Hunt said the extra funding over two years will allow the Country SA Primary Health Network (PHN) will support current demand on mental health…

Funding boost for children with brain cancer

The Turnbull Government will provide $5 million to ensure all Australian children with high risk brain cancer have access to life-saving clinical trials and genetic testing. The Government’s $105 million Australian Brain Cancer Mission will provide the funding to boost the Zero Childhood Cancer initiative. We are able to provide this funding boost to health…

Interview with Peter Stefanovic – Weekend Today

E&OE… Topics: private health insurance; new cancer medicines PETER STEFANOVIC: Health Minister Greg Hunt joins me live now from Melbourne. Good morning to you, Minister. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Peter PETER STEFANOVIC: This is designed to make a very complicated system much clearer but many people, such as pregnant mothers and people suffering from chronic…