Funding available for local Men’s Sheds

Boys love their toys and men are no different – Men’s Sheds are always looking for new tools and equipment to add to their collections. Round 15 of the National Shed Development Program is now open for applications until July 7 for grants of up to $10,000. These organisations play an important role in our…

$11.8 million for Residential Aged Care on the Mornington Peninsula

Older residents on the Mornington Peninsula will have better access to residential aged care services with the Australian Government announcing 180 new residential aged care places worth an additional $11.8 million per year. This additional funding will benefit thousands of older Australians considering a move into residential aged care. Additional residential care places are being…

Transcript – Doorstop Canberra

E&OE… Topics: Coalition’s commitment to public hospitals and private health insurance, Labor’s plan to scrap the private health insurance rebate. GREG HUNT: I just want to respond to a story in the papers this morning about private health insurance and public hospitals. The story does not reflect Government policy. It will not be Government policy.…

Transcript – ABC Insiders interview with Barrie Cassidy

E&OE… Topics: Coalition’s commitment to fully fund the NDIS, Labor’s refusal to fund the NDIS, Medicare, Cricket Australia, National Sport Plan BARRIE CASSIDY: Minister, good morning. Welcome. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Barry. BARRIE CASSIDY: That issue around fairness, it continually comes back to the question of the company tax cuts and that low and middle-income…

Providing $47 million for suicide prevention work across Australia

The Turnbull Government will provide a $47 million boost to front-line services for suicide prevention and directly address a growing community need. Services will be available right across Australia and will include training for at risk families and support groups, face-to-face support for individuals in need, training for emergency response services and support for communities…

First BTF investment aims to improve lives through innovation

The development of a promising new treatment for peanut allergy in children will be the first project to receive $10 million in funding under the Turnbull Government’s Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF). The Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, and the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Arthur Sinodinos, today announced the first investment commitment under the…

Investing $5.9 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The Turnbull Government will invest $5.9 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to help tackle the threat of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses or parasites becoming resistant to standard medical treatments. Resistance results in standard medical treatments such as antibiotics, antivirals or anti-malarials becoming ineffective, allowing infections to persist and possibly spread. Infections…

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…