Local veterans supported through BEST grants

I am pleased to announce that the Southern Peninsula Veterans Centre has received a Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grant of $56,440.15. This grant will enable the centre to continue its day-to-day operations, providing veterans and returned services members with practical and emotional support. The team at the Southern Peninsula Veterans Centre does…

New campaign to encourage parents to ‘Get the facts about Immunisation’

The Turnbull Government is today launching the new ‘Get the Facts about Immunisation’ campaign to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated. We know parents want evidence based information to support decision making about childhood vaccinations, so we’re making it easier to ‘get the facts’. Immunisation rates in Australia are already high,…

Transcript – Seven Sunrise

E&OE… Topics: Neil Prakash, Turnbull Government’s new $5.5 million immunisation awareness campaign SALLY BOWREY: Devastating stories of losing a baby to whooping cough will play a part in a $5.5 million push to raise immunisation rates in Australia. For more this morning, I’m joined by Health Minister Greg Hunt. Good morning to you, Minister. GREG…

Transcript – Press Conference Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Turnbull Government’s new $5.5 million immunisation awareness campaign, same sex marriage, politician’s pay GREG HUNT: Well I’m really delighted to be here today at the extraordinary Royal Children’s Hospital here in Melbourne with the CEO, John Stanway, with the Head of Immunisation, Dr Nigel Crawford, and with the Chief Medical Officer of Australia,…

Transcript – 3AW Sunday Morning

E&OE… Topics: Turnbull Government’s new $5.5 million immunisation awareness campaign, same sex marriage PRESENTER: Greg Hunt, the Federal Health Minister, has launched a new campaign this morning encouraging Australians to get their kids immunised. It's called ‘Get the Facts about Immunisation’, and the Minister joins us now. Minister, we don't need a campaign. The facts…

Government Supporting Next Generation of Athletes at Newhaven College

Newhaven College students are set to benefit from the construction of a new double-court gymnasium after the Flinders MP Greg Hunt announced today a $1,750,000 Australian Government grant. Funding through the Capital Grants Program will go towards the construction of a $6.3 million new multi-purpose gymnasium, to encourage participation and further develop the next generation…

Historic medical breakthrough by Australian researchers

Today’s ground-breaking announcement of a simple cure that will save the lives of many infants confirms the well-deserved reputation of Australia’s health and medical researchers as among the very best in the world. After more than 12 years of study, researchers at the Victor Chang Research Institute have today announced the dietary supplement vitamin B3,…

Review into integrity of Australian sport

As part of the development of Government’s National Sport Plan I have asked the Honourable James Wood AO QC to lead a specific review into the integrity of Australian sport. Mr Wood is a former Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and former Chairperson of the Law Reform Commission of New South…

Transcript – Mt Martha doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Review into integrity of Australian sport; airport security and terrorism GREG HUNT: We’re commissioning a review into Australian sports’ integrity because we want to make sure that Australian sport is the cleanest and strongest in the world. We already have one of the world’s cleanest sports systems with the highest levels of integrity,…

DOORSTOP – COAG HEALTH COUNCIL, BRISBANE

E&OE… Topics: COAG Health Council outcomes; The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan; support for doctors and nurses mental health; hospital funding; same-sex marriage GREG HUNT: Today was a huge breakthrough in terms of mental health. The Fifth National Mental Health Plan was approved by the states. What this is about is enormous…