5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission; Private Health Insurance   LEON BYNER: I caught up a few minutes ago with Minister Greg Hunt.   GREG HUNT: It is a very powerful and very moving report and that’s exactly why we called it.   We called it after we saw the reviews into the tragedy…

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Transcript – ABC Insiders interview with Fran Kelly

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission; Mental Health Productivity Commission; Private Health Insurance   FRAN KELLY: Greg Hunt, welcome to Insiders.   GREG HUNT: Good morning Fran.   FRAN KELLY: Minister, will the Government stop neglecting older Australians right now? And announce more funding for these home care packages right now?   GREG HUNT:…

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Doorstop – Perth

E&OE…                       Topics: National partnership for mental health; Eating disorders; Safe use of medicines; E-cigarettes; Hospital services; Peel Health Campus eating disorder centre; Royal Commission into Aged Care.   GREG HUNT: I want to welcome today’s progress through the COAG Health Ministers meeting.   In particular, there was a historic agreement to work for a…

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Sky News interview with Chris Kenny

E&OE…                       Topics: Royal Commission into Aged Care; Mental health Productivity Commission; Private Health Insurance; Drought.   CHRIS KENNY: The Health Minister Greg Hunt is with us live now, joining us from Perth.   Thanks for joining us Minister. Just on that (inaudible), first up on aged care, obviously it’s not your direct responsibility as…

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5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: PBS medicines listings; Correcting inaccurate PBS news story; Drugs shortages   LEON BYNER: Minister, thanks for joining us. You would be aware that News Limited did some work and they are alleging that there are lots of drugs that have been approved for use but are not on the PBS.   They…

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Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Cystic fibrosis medicines listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   GREG HUNT: Delighted to be here at the Great Strides Fun Run. Today is about great strides for patients with cystic fibrosis.   To be here with Nettie Burke and Karin, who are representing the cystic fibrosis community, with David and…

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ABC Radio interview with Cathy Van Extel

E&OE…                       Topics: Mental Health; Antibiotics repeats; Legalising Euthanasia; Turkish Offensive in Syria.   CATHY VAN EXTEL: Nearly half the Australian population will have a mental health condition in their lifetime and in any one year, about a million adult suffer depression.   Today marks World Mental Health Day. Greg Hunt is the Federal Health…

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Sunrise interview with David Koch

E&OE…                       Topics: Cheaper medicines for over 500,000 patients; Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme price reductions; expanding the expiry date of prescriptions.   DAVID KOCH: Now, changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme will see more than half a million Aussie patients get cheaper medicines.   The plan, which comes into effect tomorrow, will cut the price of…

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ABC Interview with Jon Faine

E&OE…                       Topics: New funding for childhood cancer; new medication for short bowel syndrome; new initiatives for regional healthcare access; children’s anxiety over climate change; Australia’s emissions; Plastics in the ocean; Vaping; ACT cannabis legislation, W.A assisted dying; Liberal Party spill books; Frydenberg, Liu court of disputed returns.   JON FAINE: Greg Hunt is the…

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Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Inaugural Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness; Cannabis legalisation in the ACT   OWEN FINEGAN: Just obviously first going to welcome all the stakeholders on behalf of the Kids’ Cancer Project. It’s been a really exciting three or four years for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month during September and really excited about the announcement today…

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