Record $24 million for cardiovascular disease research

The Turnbull Government will invest a record $24 million to support landmark research into cardiovascular disease by The George Institute for Global Health. With 4.2 million Australian adults having a disease of the circulatory system, including 1.2 million with cardiovascular conditions such as stroke and heart disease, research investment is critical. This is National Health…

Doorstop – The George Institute, Sydney

E&OE… Topics: The Turnbull Government’s $24 million funding for landmark research into cardiovascular disease GREG HUNT: Well, welcome everybody to The George Institute. It’s an absolute privilege to be here at not just one of Australia’s, but one of the world’s great medical research institutes and to meet patients such as Lorraine and John. Today…

$70 million boost for Australia’s next generation of medical researchers

The Turnbull Government is today announcing an additional $70 million for Australian health and medical researchers to help boost their research capability and to find innovative, practical solutions for better health care. This investment is being made over the next five years from 2017-18 through the Turnbull Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Next Generation…

Statement on Australian Same Sex Marriage Postal Survey Result

I am a passionate supporter of Australian democracy and the right of the Australian people to express their views. In that context the Australian people have now voted and expressed those views. 61.6 per cent of responding Australians have voted yes to supporting same sex marriage. In Flinders 70 percent of respondents voted yes. I…

Upgrades on the way for Forest Drive and Nepean Highway

The intersection of Forest Drive and Nepean Highway in Mount Martha is set for much needed upgrades as part of Federal Government funding. The Australian Government has committed $200,000 towards an initial upgrade at the Forest Drive and Nepean Highway intersection to improve access and safety. The upgrades, scheduled for completion before the end of…

Newcastle University to receive $12.2 million medical research boost

The Federal Coalition Government is today announcing significant support for medical research at the University of Newcastle with $12.2 million to fund 19 major medical research projects. Provided through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), these grants will allow Newcastle University to continue its work in driving innovative, high quality research into the…

Continuing work to help combat antimicrobial resistance

The Turnbull Government is today launching a new online resource for industry and the community as part of our ongoing work to tackle the rise of antimicrobial resistance. The launch comes at the start of Antibiotic Awareness Week – which is a timely reminder for all Australians to take action to stop the overuse of…

New appointments to the Australian Sports Commission Board

I am pleased to announce the appointment of three new directors to the Board of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). Gabrielle Trainor, Andrea Mitchell and Mark Textor will add broad and extensive experience to the ASC Board, chaired by John Wylie AM. I am also delighted to announce the extension of ASC Board member Andrew…