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…

Transcript – Weekend Today interview with Deborah Knight

E&OE… Topics: Turnbull Government’s new anti-drug campaign, same sex marriage, NRL and AFL finals DEBORAH KNIGHT: Now the government has just launched a new road toll style anti-drug campaign, to try to combat a crisis that continues to get worse. Hard hitting ads like this are being rolled out across the country. Health Minister Greg…

Helping Australians take their lives back from drugs

The Turnbull Government is today launching the next phase of our National Drugs Campaign to help tackle the use of illicit drugs, particularly ice, among young Australians. The new television and online campaign illustrates the range of risks associated with drug use and provides information on the range of resources, support and treatment options available.…

Transcript – Melbourne Press Conference

E&OE… Topics: Turnbull Government’s new anti-drug campaign, same sex marriage, party pills, ATM fees, NZ election result GREG HUNT: Well thank you everybody. It’s a real privilege to be here today at St Vincent’s. This is one of Australia’s great public hospitals as well as part of one of Australia’s great public-private hospital networks. It…

Grass roots response to win ice war

The Turnbull Government is teaming up with key community groups across the country to tackle the scourge of ice at a grass-roots level, with the next 40 Local Drug Action Teams rolling out. This means there are now 80 teams across the country delivering a targeted local response to help tackle drug use and addiction.…