Marking National Headspace Day

Headspace supports tens of thousands of Australians each year who are struggling with mental health problems by providing vital counselling services in person and online. That’s why the Turnbull Government is supporting headspace with more than $92 million funding this year, to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young Australians. 100 headspace centres operate…

A new vaccine to strengthen the health of young Australians

From the start of 2018, young Australians will have free access to the new Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, protecting against more strains of HPV infection. This new and improved vaccine is a significant breakthrough and will provide Australian children with even greater protection against HPV. Gardasil 9 is the most comprehensive and effective HPV vaccine…

Tourist Boom for the Mornington Peninsula

International visitors to Australia are flocking to the Mornington Peninsula, with new figures revealing tourists are staying longer and spending more in the region. The International Visitor Survey (IVS) shows more than 61 thousand international visitors toured the Mornington Peninsula last financial year, spending more than $1,000 per person. Minister Hunt welcomed the growth in…

Safer Communities Fund now open for applications

Local organisations in the seat of Flinders are invited to apply for the second round of the Turnbull Government’s Safer Communities Fund. The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure. Local councils and community groups are invited to apply through this open competitive round for funding for…

More than 1,400 medicines more affordable from today

The Turnbull Government is continuing to make medicines more affordable with new drugs being subsidised and price reductions for more than 1,400 medications coming into effect today. Millions of Australians suffering from a range of health conditions will benefit from lower priced medications – with savings worth more than half a billion dollars for patients…

Transcript – Melbourne doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Launch of 3D printer at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; guidelines for SIDS GREG HUNT: The 3D printer here at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is about a very simple thing, it’s about saving lives and protecting lives. It’s about beautiful young children, such as Aubrey, having the possibility of a better life, a…

Memorandum of Understanding on Sport Cooperation with Singapore

Australia’s athletes will benefit from a stronger sporting partnership under a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed today by the Australian and Singaporean Governments. I met with the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth of Singapore, Ms Grace Fu, today and signed the MoU to further strengthen the healthy sporting relationship between our two countries.…

Media Release – FIVEaa interview with Leon Byner

E&OE… Topics: Turnbull Government’s new anti-drug campaign, local drug action teams, polls LEON BYNER: Now, first of all let’s talk to the Health Minister, Greg Hunt. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Leon. LEON BYNER: Greg, you’re doing a media assault on this. Tell us why and what you hope to achieve? GREG HUNT: So, as you…