Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: AMA Informed Financial Consent Guide; Medicare rebate; fee transparency website   TONY BARTONE: Welcome everyone. Thank you for being here this morning and good morning.   Thank you to Minister Hunt for launching our Informed Financial Consent – a collaboration between doctors and patients (inaudible) today.   Today’s announcement is all about…

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Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Infants with Cystic Fibrosis to breathe easier with new PBS listing; Temporary Exclusion Orders Bill; Newstart allowance.   DAVID ARMSTRONG: Good morning everybody. Welcome to Monash Children’s Hospital. I’m David Armstrong, Head of the Paediatric CF Service.   It’s my pleasure to welcome Nettie Burke the CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Australia, the…

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ABC 7.30 interview with Leigh Sales

E&OE…                       Topics: Dental care; Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; Medicare; Australian Medical Association; Record Bulk Billing Rates   LEIGH SALES: And the Health Minister Greg Hunt is with us from Parliament House. Thanks for your time, Minister.   GREG HUNT: Pleasure.   LEIGH SALES: There are so many challenges facing the health system as our series…

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Sky News interview with Sharri Markson

E&OE…   Topics: Online fundraising campaigns; transparency system; Australian Medical Association; Charlie Teo; flu season; the stillbirth report.   SHARRI MARKSON: And welcome back to The Kenny Report. I’m joined now by the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Thanks for joining me.   GREG HUNT: Oh, pleasure.   SHARRI MARKSON: Look, I want to start…

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Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Community Health and Hospitals Program funding underway GREG HUNT: It’s an absolute privilege to be here at St Vincent’s Hospital and in particular at the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery. To be with Toby and Patricia, Angela, brilliant professors such as Peter and Mark, is to see the best of Australian medical technology,…

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Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: New Frontiers for Vision; euthanasia; stillbirths   GREG HUNT: Look, thanks very much to Professor Margaret Gardner, Professor Elizabeth Croft and Professor Christina Mitchell and to our amazing researchers Professor Arthur Lowery and Professor Geoffrey Rose.   In a sense, Monash University is the very model of the university in the 21st…

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5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care; National Immunisation Program; PBS & Medicare;   LEON BYNER: But in the meantime I want to talk about, first of all, the failure of three South Australian Government run aged care facilities.   The reason I think that people are very upset about this is because this is 2 years…

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ABC Radio interview with Jon Faine

E&OE…                       Topics: The re-elected Morrison Government   JON FAINE: Scott Morrison unveiled his new ministry over the weekend. There’s winners and losers, and one of the big winners is the Victorian- senior Victorian Liberal, Health Minister Greg Hunt, who gets new responsibilities as sort of general government trouble-shooter, it would seem as the best…

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3AW interview with Neil Mitchell

E&OE…                       Topics: $496 million Victorian health plan; CAR T therapy; Mental Health; Labor’s Medicare freeze   NEIL MITCHELL: On the line now is the Health Minister, Greg Hunt, who personally did help get Gina to the US. Mr Hunt, good morning.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, Neil.   NEIL MITCHELL: Just before we get…

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5AA Interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: $200 million to reduce out of pocket costs for scans; Dental   LEON BYNER: Out-of-pocket costs for procedures including ultrasounds, x-rays, are expected to fall.   It’s ending a 20-year freeze on Medicare payments – 20 years for radiology services – and the Government are announcing rebates which are due for an…

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