ABC 7.30 interview with Leigh Sales

E&OE… Topics: Suicide prevention trial extended to four regions; Medicare; Cory Bernardi LEIGH SALES: With me now from Canberra is the federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Do you reckon minister you would be able to find some time and head up there and meet with that dad and go for a drive with him and…

3AW Talking Health interview with Sally Cockburn

E&OE… Topics: Launch of the Turnbull Government’s $125 million NHMRC funding into medical research SALLY COCKBURN: Welcome and congratulations on your new portfolio. You were previously the Environment Minister and now you’re looking after Health. We love it. GREG HUNT: Look, it’s an incredible portfolio. And over the last six months I also had responsibility…

MELBOURNE DOORSTOP

E&OE… Topics: Launch of the Turnbull Government’s $125 million NHMRC funding into medical research GREG HUNT: Australia has an extraordinary tradition of medical research and today, World Cancer Day, is an advance on that extraordinary history. We think of Howard Florey, and Macfarlane Burnet, Ian Fraser, and the Australian of the Year this year Alan…

$125 million to help our scientists make the next great medical discovery

The Turnbull Government is backing Australia’s world-leading medical researchers and scientists with $125.3 million to support their work in making the next major medical breakthrough. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding includes almost $39 million to fight multiple types of cancer facing children and adults, marking a significant investment on World Cancer…

Making more cancer drugs affordable for all Australians

From today, Australians have subsidised access to new drugs for ovarian and lung cancer – which would otherwise cost more than $100,000 per course of treatment – but are now available for just $6.30 for concessional patients and $38.80 for general patients. Olaparib (Lynparza®) is used in the treatment of high grade serous ovarian, fallopian,…

Apply now for Round One of the Building Better Regions Fund

Community groups and local councils are encouraged to apply for funding under the Building Better Regions Fund, which is available for community and infrastructure projects. The Turnbull Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) is an opportunity to invest in rural, regional and remote Australia. The fund is aimed at creating the kinds of regional communities…

Construction of the nbn gathers momentum

I am pleased to announce that construction is underway to connect a further 73,600 homes and businesses to the nbn in the Flinders electorate. This will provide superfast broadband at affordable prices that will be revolutionary for small businesses, students and people working from home. I hope residents and businesses will take advantage of this…