New law to protect patients against medicine shortages

The supply of critical and life-saving medicine to Australian patients will now be protected with the Parliament passing the Morrison Government’s landmark legislation last night.   Under the new law, medicine companies will now have to report shortages of important medicines as soon as they occur.   In addition, if a critical drug is being…

$10 million for six new clinical trials

The Morrison Government is investing $10 million to fund six new rare cancer and rare disease  clinical trials focused on turning the tide on low survival through testing new treatments.   This funding will support patients who are facing a terrible battle against some of the most deadly cancers and diseases.   The aim is…

Remembrance Day Centenary pack arrives in Flinders schools

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP is pleased to announce schools around the Flinders Electorate will soon be receiving their annual educational kits in preparation for Remembrance Day, this year marking the centenary of the First World War Armistice.   “Australians around the country know 11 November as Remembrance Day, but not…

More support for women with endometriosis this Women’s Health Week

The Morrison Government will provide more support for women with endometriosis by helping educate employers, doctors and nurses on managing this common but little known condition that affects over 700,000 Australian women.   Safe Work Australia will develop workplace-specific materials to educate employers on the prevalence and impact of endometriosis, so that they are better-equipped…

$12 million to combat prostate cancer

The Morrison Government and Movember Foundation are teaming up to combat prostate cancer by investing $12 million into ground-breaking new research aimed at reversing the significant number of deaths caused by the disease.   Prostate cancer is Australia’s second most deadly cancer, claiming the lives of around 3,500 men in 2018. It is a complex disease…

New appointments to drive better mental health support

The National Mental Health Commission advisory board will be strengthened with the appointment of four new members who will continue to drive better support for the four million Australians who experience some form of chronic or episodic mental health condition each year   I am pleased to announce that Ms Kerry Hawkins, Professor Maree Teesson…

$9 million boost for youth mental health

The Morrison Government will invest $9 million to boost mental health support for young Australians through Orygen’s National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health.   The funding will support Orygen work in delivering more research to support better services and treatment for young people, as well as the development of new clinical services, education…

More support for children living with type 1 diabetes

The Morrison Government will invest $6 million to better support children living with diabetes, with the launch of a new program across Australian schools.   The Type 1 Diabetes Management in Schools program will support around 6,000 children living with the condition by providing a training and education program for teachers on the management of…

Landmark Cystic Fibrosis Medicine Listed

The Morrison Government will subsidise a life-changing cystic fibrosis medicine which significantly extends the lives of patients while saving families up to a quarter of a million dollars a year.   Orkambi® will be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 October 2018 for all patients over the age of 6 years who…

Thousands benefit from ADHD and rheumatoid arthritis treatment

From today, the Morrison Government will make medicines that treat rheumatoid arthritis and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cheaper, with new additions to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) on September 1. Over 400,000 Australians suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease that targets the lining of joints and causes inflammation and joint damage resulting…