Transcript – Mt Martha doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Review into integrity of Australian sport; airport security and terrorism GREG HUNT: We’re commissioning a review into Australian sports’ integrity because we want to make sure that Australian sport is the cleanest and strongest in the world. We already have one of the world’s cleanest sports systems with the highest levels of integrity,…

DOORSTOP – COAG HEALTH COUNCIL, BRISBANE

E&OE… Topics: COAG Health Council outcomes; The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan; support for doctors and nurses mental health; hospital funding; same-sex marriage GREG HUNT: Today was a huge breakthrough in terms of mental health. The Fifth National Mental Health Plan was approved by the states. What this is about is enormous…

Lang Lang benefits from $1.5 million Building Better Regions funding

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt visited Lang Lang today to announce Cardinia Shire Council’s success in securing $1.5 million in funding through the first round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) for the development of a new pavilion within the Recreation Precinct. “This project is a significant investment into the local area that…

Doorstop – Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney

E&OE… Topics: Listing of $1.1 billion cancer drug Opdivo GREG HUNT: I want to thank everybody for joining us today at the extraordinary Royal North Shore Hospital, home to over 6,000 staff across the campus. It’s an amazing facility and I want to acknowledge Elizabeth and her team and to say that today is a…

$40 million for dementia research projects

The Turnbull Government is allocating more than $40 million to medical research projects which will improve the lives of Australians fighting dementia. Dementia is one of the leading causes of death in Australia and we must do everything we can to investigate and the causes and effects of this terrible disease. People with dementia and…

New treatment for lung and kidney cancer on PBS

From 1 August, more than 4500 Australians will benefit each year from the listing of a revolutionary new medicine for lung and renal cancer on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Nivolumab (sold as Opdivo®) is used to treat both locally advanced and metastatic stages of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and Stage IV clear cell…

National approach to prescription drug misuse

The Turnbull Government will invest over $16 million to deliver the national roll-out of real time prescription monitoring for medicines to directly address the needless loss of life from misuse of these drugs. The Real Time Prescription Monitoring system will provide an instant alert to pharmacists and doctors if patients received multiple supplies of prescription-only…

Transcript – ABC AM interview with Sabra Lane

E&OE… Topics: Real time monitoring for controlled prescription medicine; Listing of Hepatitis C drug Epclusa; eating fresh food; citizenship SABRA LANE: Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, good morning and welcome to AM. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Sabra. SABRA LANE: This plan for real time monitoring, is it about stopping people from accidentally overdosing on prescription…

New drug to help over 200,000 Australians

The Turnbull Government has taken another significant step to eliminate hepatitis C from Australia by subsidising a new drug which can treat all forms of the disease with an expected success rate of 90%. The drug known as Epclusa® will be comfort for around 200,000 Australians who face many challenges of living with hepatitis C.…

More youth mental health support

Young people seeking help to deal with the pressures of life will benefit from a $500,000 Turnbull Government investment in better online mental health support. ReachOut – the online mental health organisation for young people – has today unveiled a new digital platform that significantly expands its ability to help young people and their parents.…