Medical Research to improve healthcare in the Hunter

The Turnbull Government will invest more than $6 million into medical research projects in the Hunter and Northern NSW region, aimed at improving healthcare options for patients. NSW Regional Health Partners, which aligns clinicians and researchers across the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid-North Coast districts, will receive $6.1 million over three years from the Medical…

Medical research to uncover better treatment for Indigenous Australians

The Turnbull Government will invest more than $6 million in a health science centre in Alice Springs which is focused on addressing health challenges faced by Indigenous Australians. The Central Australia Academic Health Science Centre will receive $6.1 million over three years from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).   This funding will support better treatment…

Providing Sanctuary to the Critically Endangered Orange-Bellied Parrot

The Coalition Government is investing in an innovative project to help the critically-endangered orange-bellied parrot survive winter. Every year the birds migrate between Victoria and Tasmania. But a high proportion of wild-born first year parrots fail to complete their first migration. Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP, was pleased to announce that local wildlife…

Medical research to uncover better treatment for Indigenous Australians

The Turnbull Government will invest more than $6 million in a health science centre in Alice Springs which is focused on addressing health challenges faced by Indigenous Australians. The Central Australia Academic Health Science Centre will receive $6.1 million over three years from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).   This funding will support better treatment…

Language learning for preschoolers in Flinders

Around 550 children at 16 preschools in Flinders will be given the opportunity to learn a second language this year, thanks to the Turnbull Government’s Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program.  Federal Member for Flinders, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said it was encouraging to see to see so many Flinders preschools taking part in…

New partnership to drive better healthcare research and development

The Turnbull Government has set up a new advisory board to work with the United States to promote technology and innovation in healthcare. The Australian Advisory on Technology and Healthcare Competitiveness will partner with America’s top technology leaders from the United States Council on Competitiveness. Australia has a unique opportunity to lift the level of…

Better support for patients with low survival cancers and diseases

The Turnbull Government is calling for applications from the country’s best and brightest researchers to help find new treatments for low survival cancers and diseases. Researchers will share in $10 million to improve the survival rates and outcomes for patients. Low survival rate cancers are estimated to cause nearly 40 per cent of total cancer…

Record hospital funding delivering more patient services

The Turnbull Government is delivering record hospital funding to the states and territories in each and every year which is providing more doctors, more nurses and importantly more services for patients. We reject claims made in the media today about historical funding levels. The figures quoted do not relate to current Federal Government funding but…

Record Medicare bulk billing rate a win for patients in Flinders

More patients in Flinders are seeing their doctor without paying a cent, with the bulk-billing rate increasing to a record 79 per cent in the first half of the 2017–18 financial year.  This is the highest local GP bulk-billing rate on record for the July to December period and it is more than 6% higher…

5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE… Topics: Highest bulk billing on record; diagnostic imaging; Bupa; South Australia’s record hospital funding LEON BYNER: Let’s talk to the Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt. Greg thanks for coming on today.  GREG HUNT: And good morning Leon. LEON BYNER: Every time I open up the lines on health matters, callers will ring me and…