Thousands support Gift of Life DonateLife Walk

Minister for Health and Sport, Greg Hunt, and Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health , Ken Wyatt, today joined thousands of Canberra residents to show their support for organ and tissue donation by participating in the annual Gift of Life Walk around Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. Minister Hunt and Minister Wyatt…

Local Sporting Champions take on the world

Greg Hunt congratulated several local athletes from the electorate who have been recipients of Local Sporting Champions grants over the past year at an official presentation ceremony held on February 17. “I was delighted to meet these dedicated young athletes and learn more about their sporting accolades,” Mr Hunt said. “Some have competed for their…

Transcript – Grafton doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Suicide prevention support for Grafton KEVIN HOGAN: Good morning everyone and thank you for being here. It’s with a lot of delight actually that I welcome the Health Minister Greg Hunt to our community today. It’s not a secret that this community, our community has had trauma over the last year or so.…

Suicide prevention support for Grafton community

Grafton will be the first location in Australia to get one of ten new headspace youth mental health services, providing an increase in support available to young people and their families during times of need. Health Minister Greg Hunt and Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, were joined by headspace’s CEO Jason Trethowan and Professor…

Action to deliver faster supply of medicinal cannabis products

The Turnbull Government will facilitate faster access by qualified doctors to medicinal cannabis for patients with the necessary approvals. We will authorise controlled importation by approved providers from approved international sources for interim supply in Australia, until domestic production meets local needs. At present, doctors approved to supply medicinal cannabis products must import the product…

Funding delivered to open gut research centre

The Turnbull Government has delivered on its election commitment to provide $4 million funding to make Australia’s first dedicated micro gut health research centre a reality. The Microbiome Research Centre at Sydney’s St George and Sutherland Hospital campus will investigate microbiota in the gut, looking at how disturbance occurs and then how it causes disease,…

ABC AM interview with Sabra Lane

E&OE… Topics: Announcement to deliver faster supply of medicinal cannabis products for patients with the necessary approvals SABRA LANE: Good morning Minister, welcome to AM. GREG HUNT: Good morning Sabra. SABRA LANE: I understand that this means that there will be supply now stored within Australia in about two months time. How many more people…

ABC Sydney interview with Robbie Buck

E&OE… Topics: Announcement to deliver faster supply of medicinal cannabis products for patients with the necessary approvals ROBBIE BUCK: Well, from today sale of marijuana products for medical use in Australia will officially be legal. It’s set to be announced by the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, who joins us this morning. Good morning. GREG…

Sydney doorstop with David Coleman MP

E&OE… Topics: $4 million funding to open a micro gut health research centre; announcement to deliver faster supply of medicinal cannabis products for patients with the necessary approvals GREG HUNT: Today with Professor Emad El-Omar here at St George, and also in particular with David Coleman, the Member for Banks, the incredible galaxy of researchers…