Medical research reforms to improve our future health

The Turnbull Government provides more than $800 million through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) each year to fund life-changing research. Health and medical research is one of the four pillars of the Government’s Long-Term National Health Plan. It saves lives and plays a critical role in improving our health system. I am…

Transcript – SEN radio interview with Francis Leach

E&OE… Topics: National Sport Plan; sport integrity tribunal; sports lottery; AFL; Essendon; Richmond Tigers FRANCIS LEACH: Greg Hunt is the Federal Minister for Sport, he’s been good enough to join us today. G’day Greg, how are you going? GREG HUNT: I am very well, thank you. FRANCIS LEACH: So where’s this proposal come from? GREG…

Transcript – 3AW interview with Ross and John

E&OE… Topics: Launch of the National Sport Plan ROSS STEVENSON: Greg Hunt is the Minister for Sport, Minister good morning to you. GREG HUNT: And good morning guys. ROSS STEVENSON: So are we going to mirror that, we’re going to have our own lottery are we? GREG HUNT: Well that’s what I’d like to see,…

Transcript – Canberra press conference

E&OE… Topics: Launch of the National Sport Plan; Labor’s split on funding the NDIS GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Kate, to Matt and Craig, to Lynn, to Michael, to Shelly, to Matt Favier and all of the magnificent staff here at the Institute. There could barely be a more Australian thing than to love…

National Plan for elite sport and participation

Today I invite all Australians and the sporting community to play a part in shaping the Turnbull Government‘s new National Sport Plan. The Plan will be a long-term strategy for the whole of sport and will examine four key pillars of participation, performance, prevention through physical activity, and integrity. A national lottery, to be developed…

More support for Men’s Sheds across Australia

The Turnbull Government is providing funding for 105 Men’s Sheds across Australia to support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of men in our communities. A total of 123 grants totalling $400,000 have been awarded to Sheds across Australia. This is an important program for men in the community to connect with each other,…

Delivering $33 million to help fund our next medical breakthrough

The Turnbull Government will provide $33 million to fund world-leading medical research trials and fellowships, supporting doctors and scientists to uncover the next breakthrough and improve the health of all Australians. The funding will provide doctors, nurses and medical researchers with necessary tools to test their research in a clinical environment while safely speeding up…

New pathology centre delivers for Bunbury

Patients at Bunbury Regional Hospital are receiving faster diagnosis and an improved range of treatments as a result of the hospital’s redeveloped pathology centre. The Federal Coalition Government provided $4.8 million for the redevelopment, which more than tripled the size of the PathWest pathology centre’s testing capacity. The new pathology laboratory has enabled the hospital…

New headspace centre for Mandurah

The Turnbull Government will establish a new headspace in Mandurah to provide mental health services to young people in the region. Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said young people in the local area faced many challenges and this new service would provide a significant boost of support. “The establishment of a headspace in Mandurah…

Transcript – Bunbury doorstop

E&OE… Topics: $4.8 million new pathology centre at Bunbury Regional Hospital; Budget; PBS listings; WA shark policy NOLA MARINO: Well, I think it’s just fantastic to have the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt here in the southwest of Western Australia, particularly in this wonderful laboratory and the investment of the Federal Government in this. GREG…