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…

3AW interview with Neil Mitchell

E&OE… Topics: Announcement to deliver faster supply of medicinal cannabis products for patients with the necessary approvals NEIL MITCHELL: On the line, the Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt. Good morning. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Neil. NEIL MITCHELL: Through your actions as announced today, will medicinal cannabis be more freely and quickly available? GREG HUNT: So…

Transcript – 2GB Drive interview with Ben Fordham

E&OE… Topics: Announcement to deliver faster supply of medicinal cannabis products for patients with the necessary approvals BEN FORDHAM: On the line, the Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt. Mr Hunt, good afternoon. GREG HUNT: And good afternoon Ben. BEN FORDHAM: Thank you for taking the time to talk to us. You are easing restrictions…

Turnbull Government committed to tackling obesity

The Turnbull Government is taking action to tackle the challenge of obesity and encourage all Australians to live healthy lives. But unlike the Labor Party, we don't believe increasing the family grocery bill at the supermarket is the answer to this challenge. We already have programs in place to educate, support and encourage Australians to…