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.…

Support for patients battling rare cancer

The Turnbull Government is providing $280,000 to help support people diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumours – a rare and often misdiagnosed cancer. The Unicorn Foundation will receive funding to help patients diagnosed with the condition, no matter where they live in Australia, to access information, either by phone or online, helping them understand the challenges and…

ABC Melbourne – Interview with Jon Faine

E&OE… Topics: Four year parliamentary terms; same sex marriage; plebiscite JON FAINE: Greg Hunt is the Minister for Health in the Turnbull Coalition Government, the Member for Flinders, and someone who has previously publically spoken about the need for reform of exactly this kind. Greg Hunt, good morning to you. GREG HUNT: And good morning,…

Health funding to protect Australians

The Turnbull Government is providing $27 million to strengthen the planning and response to a national health emergency, should one be triggered by bioterrorist attack or contagious disease outbreak. This funding will support the detection and identification of biological agents of security concern and high risk contagious diseases. The security and safety of every single…

Funding Approved for New Phillip Island Roundabout

The Australian Government will provide $3.5 million to build a dual-lane roundabout in Cape Woolamai, matching $3.5 million funding from the Victorian Government. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the project would reduce queueing and the risk of crashes at the intersection of Phillip Island Road and Woolamai Beach Road. “Across the…

Reclink national program a winner for Australia’s disadvantaged

The Turnbull Government is supporting Reclink’s national program which breaks down the barriers of isolation and inactivity among disadvantaged Australians to promote fitness, fun and social skills. Our investment of $2 million over two years will support Reclink Australia to reach out to some of our most disadvantaged Australians and engage them in new sport…

Additional support for treatment of polio survivors

The Turnbull Government is providing funding of $450,000 to Polio Australia to run clinical practice workshops for health professionals to improve their awareness of post-polio syndrome. Federal Health Minister and Member for Flinders Greg Hunt said a greater professional understanding of the symptoms associated with the late effects of polio would lead to improvements in…