$730 million to secure Mersey Hospital

The Turnbull Government will provide $730 million to secure the Mersey Community Hospital’s future, give certainty to 470 staff and deliver vital health services for the people of North-West Tasmania. The Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments have reached an agreement to ensure the Mersey Community Hospital, which has 100 beds, remains a key health service for…

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games – one year to go

On 4 April 2018 around 6600 athletes and team officials, from 70 nations and territories, will arrive on Queensland’s Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. For 11 days the Gold Coast will be the centre of sporting activity with 18 sports and seven para-sports being contested in front of a global audience of 1.5…

FIVEaa interview with Leon Byner

E&OE… Topics: Public hospitals incentivising patients to use their private health insurance LEON BYNER: Let’s talk to Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt. Greg, what’s your approach to this? GREG HUNT: Well the first thing is I’m very concerned. And the reason why is you have some states who are effectively driving up the costs of…

Free moves for girls at YMCA

The Turnbull Government’s Girls Make Your Move campaign and the YMCA have teamed up to give girls and young women a great opportunity to get active. One hundred YMCA Health and Fitness Centres around Australia will provide free entry to girls aged 12 to 19, for up to 30 days each. The offer is underway…

Frankston Hospital doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Announcement of the first 40 Local Drug Action Teams to tackle the challenges caused by ice and other drugs GREG HUNT: Thank you to everybody associated with the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Local Drug Action Team. Ice is an issue that affects at least 200,000 Australians directly a year and hundreds of thousands more…

Press Conference and Doorstop Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: free continuous glucose monitoring devices to eligible children and people under the age of 21 years with type 1 diabetes; private health insurance PRESS CONFERENCE: GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Judy, whom I’ve known for so long, and her work with Diabetes Australia along with Greg, and everybody who’s involved with it,…

Free continuous glucose monitoring devices for young Australians

From today, the Turnbull Government is providing free continuous glucose monitoring devices to eligible children and people under the age of 21 years with type 1 diabetes. This new lifesaving technology will reduce the hassle of the daily finger-prick for people with diabetes who use this new product. It will also provide much needed support…

Commemorating Comm Games with currency

Borobi, the official mascot of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), has not only found a spot in many Australian hearts, he has also now taken over one of our currency – the $1 coin – revealed today at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra. Sports Minister Greg Hunt, Tourism Minister Steven Ciobo and…

World Bipolar Day

Each year over 4 million Australian adults experience a mental health condition. This is a shocking statistic and it highlights the significance of an issue that touches the lives of almost every family. Today is World Bipolar Day and it is important to reflect that almost two per cent of adults in this group experience…