Supporting construction workers on R U OK? Day

Health Minister Greg Hunt joined construction workers on site at the new Ti-Tree aged care facility in Mornington today ahead of R U OK? Day on Thursday, September 14. The Turnbull Government is supporting MATES in Construction to deliver an integrated program of training and support to prevent suicide and improve mental health in the…

Encouraging women to make health a priority during Women’s Health Week

As part of Women’s Health Week, we’re encouraging all Australian women to take time to think about making positive changes that can improve your health and wellbeing. The Turnbull Government is committed to helping improve women’s health in Australia, and we recognise the importance of providing healthcare that supports, and is responsive to, the unique…

Game On grants open to get Queensland moving

Game On Queensland grants are now available to local councils to deliver sport and recreation events and programs in the lead-up to, during and after the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The grants, funded by the Australian Government, are being delivered through the Queensland Government’s Embracing 2018 program. Federal Minister for Sport Greg Hunt said…

Transcript – Mt Martha doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Compulsory flu vaccination for aged care workers GREG HUNT: This year we’ve seen tragic outcomes in relation to the flu. 4.5 million Australians have been given a free flu vaccine. Every Australian over the age of 65 is entitled to the flu vaccine free of charge. However, after consultation with the Chief Medical…

Compulsory flu vaccination for aged care workers

The Turnbull Government will investigate ways to boost vaccination rates among workers in aged care facilities, including making the flu vaccine compulsory, following an increase in deaths this winter. Health Minister Greg Hunt has requested Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, investigate ways to ensure all aged care workers are properly vaccinated against flu.…

Launch of ‘Kids Alive – Do The Five’ app

The Turnbull Government is proud to be supporting a great new initiative to help keep Aussie kids safe in the water – with the launch of the new ‘Kids Alive – Do the Five’ app. Children need constant and active supervision when they’re in, on or around the water. With the summer months approaching, vigilance…

Transcript – Hastings doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Launch of Laurie Lawrence’s Kids Alive Do The Five app; Meningococcal vaccine; WA GST GREG HUNT: I’m really thrilled to have the great Laurie Lawrence here in Hastings at Pelican Park. This pool is about teaching kids to swim. It’s about helping parents to understand safety. Today Laurie is launching the Kids Alive…

Coalition formalises local medical places in full and on time

The Turnbull Government has today formalised its commitment to provide 50 Commonwealth Supported Places for local medical students at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital from 2019. This provides a pathway for local residents to study on the Sunshine Coast, stay where they want and then practice locally in the community, providing vital GP and other…

Transcript – FIVEaa interview with Leon Byner

E&OE… Topics: Listing new medicine on the PBS; Medicare funding for MRI prostate tests LEON BYNER: Look, there’s some good news on the horizon and when we have good news I like to let you know. As you know, we’ve got this very good system in Australia which, even though there are people who criticise…

Transcript – Sunshine Coast press conference

E&OE… Topics: Formalising arrangements for the Sunshine Coast Medical School GREG HUNT: I’m really delighted to be here at Sunshine Coast University Hospital, this magnificent new facility. But more significantly still, it will be the home not just of a hospital, but it will be the home of one of Australia’s great medical schools going…