Everybody loses with Labor’s secret plan to gut Private Health Insurance

Labor’s secret plan to abolish or slash the Private Health Insurance rebate, as revealed today by The Australian, would be devastating for millions of Australian families. Labor has always hated Private Health Insurance. In Government, Labor cut $4 billion from the Private Health Insurance rebate and means tested it. Tanya Plibersek has even gloated about…

Interview with Carrie Bickmore Channel Ten, The Project

E&OE… Topics: Brain cancer funding CARRIE BICKMORE: Well, Greg Hunt is the Health Minister and he joins us now. Minister, we understand that you’ve spoken to Chloe’s dad, Dustin, this afternoon. What did you have to say to him? GREG HUNT: Thanks very much, Carrie. I did speak with Dustin, and as a dad of…

Budget to deliver telehealth boost for rural psychological services

People living in rural and remote regions of Australia will get the same access to psychologists as those living in our major cities, under a new telehealth initiative set to roll out later this year. A major barrier to rural residents accessing vital mental health treatment will be removed with the introduction of a new…

2017 influenza vaccines now available

Vaccinations to protect Australians against four strains of this year’s influenza virus are now available – and are free of charge to those most at risk of getting sick this flu season. I urge all Australians to consider getting a flu shot this year. Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for any person six months of…

Transcript – Sydney doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Launch of the national influenza vaccine program for 2017; budget; Medicare GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be here today at the Northbridge Medical Practice with Dr Brian Morton, with the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy and of course the Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman. Today we are launching flu shots and…

Transcript – Interview with Leon Byner FIVEAA

E&OE… Topics: Incorrect Adelaide Advertiser article regarding My Health Record LEON BYNER: Let’s talk with the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Greg, thank you for coming on today. GREG HUNT: Pleasure Leon. LEON BYNER: Are you aware of these accusations and if you are, have you done any digging to find out what’s happened? GREG…

$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…