Funding for Bass Coast initiative to increase organ donation

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP today announced funding of $6,780 to the Bass Coast Breakers Women’s Football Team to encourage more local community members to discuss with their families and register to become organ and tissue donors. “This is about saving and changing lives,” Minister Hunt said. “The funding is an…

Supporting Australia’s plan to be a global leader in clinical trials

The Australian Government will make it easier for researchers and companies to start up and run clinical trials by developing a new national one-stop-shop process. Working with state and territory governments, we will reduce red tape and end duplication, making it easier to conduct clinical trials in Australia.  This will mean Australian patients will have…

$22 million for a breakthrough kidney disease treatment

An Australian medical breakthrough that could revolutionise the way kidney disease is treated, supporting millions of patients, will receive $22 million.  Through the Federal Government’s Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF), fund managers Brandon Capital Partners will invest funding in Certa Therapeutics. The funding will help commercialise Certa’s cutting edge kidney disease treatment, providing Australian patients with…

Supporting Big Freeze 4 to help cure MND

The Turnbull Government will support Australians getting access to life-saving clinical trials and help find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease (MND). As part of the Big Freeze 4 fundraising event at the MCG, the Coalition Government will match donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $2 million to invest in new clinical trials for Australians suffering from…

Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                        Topics: Apology to the Katherine Mayor   GREG HUNT: Good morning. I just want to address some comments in the papers last night.  In December, I met with a delegation from Katherine.  During the course of the conversation, I used strong language.  I have…

Locals reflect on history this National Reconciliation Week

Residents from all around the electorate of Flinders are being encouraged to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history this National Reconciliation Week and embrace the 2018 theme Don’t Make History a Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow. To commemorate National Reconciliation Week 2018, the Coalition Government is investing $3.6 million into Reconciliation Australia to…

Funding for research to prevent anxiety and depression

The Turnbull Government has launched a new research hub focused on preventing anxiety and depression. The Prevention Hub is benefiting from $5 million in Government funding. It is collaboration between the Black Dog Institute and Everymind and brings together research, clinical education and policy experts to work on prevention strategies. The Hub will implement and…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…              Topics; The listing of new medicines on the PBS for Australian patients  GREG HUNT: Look, thank you everybody for joining us today at this magnificent Monash Health Centre.  This centre is about saving lives and protecting lives and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme is about saving lives and protecting…

Interview with Leon Byner – 5AA

E&OE…                        Topics: More medicines added to the PBS; Newspoll; by-elections; company tax cuts; reducing medical costs LEON BYNER: Greg, good morning and thanks for joining us.  GREG HUNT: Good morning, Leon.  LEON BYNER: Tell us about this COPD treatment. GREG HUNT: So, COPD is…

New medicine to improve the lives of more than half a million Aussies

More than half a million Australians with severe breathing difficulties from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are set for a boost with the listing of a new medicine which significantly improves their lung capacity.   COPD is a progressive disease which causes shortness of breath, coughing and excess mucus production. Patients describe their daily battle as…