Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: PBS listings to benefit advanced lung cancer and cholesterol patients; Nauru.   GREG HUNT: I’m delighted today, to be here at the amazing Monash Health Precinct. This is one of Australia’s great medical precincts, and to be flanked by incredible medical leaders such as Prof Eva Segelov and Prof Stephen Nicholls.  …

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Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Record child immunisation rates, Nauru, Malcolm Turnbull   JOURNALIST: So can you tell us about, in terms of vaccination rates, what does the latest data show?   GREG HUNT: So the new National Vaccination Rates for five year olds are very, very good news, up from 91.5 per cent when we came…

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Today interview with Karl Stefanovic

E&OE…                       Topics: Record child immunisation rates, $80 million investment in eye medication under the PBS   KARL STEFANOVIC: Well, more Australian parents are getting their children vaccinated than ever before, according to new figures out today from the federal government. But there are still some problem areas. For more I’m joined by Health Minister…

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5AA interview Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: Knee MRI scans for over 50s   LEON BYNER: Now, older Australians – we reported this to you in the last day or so, older Australians denied Medicare rebates for GP-ordered knee MRIs from November, and people will have to wait months to see a specialist or pay up to $500 for…

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Doorstop – Adelaide

E&OE…                       Topics: CAR-T leukaemia treatment; Action on silicosis   GREG HUNT: Today’s been a breakthrough day for patients with leukaemia. Australia now has the prospect of helping lead the world with a new treatment called CAR-T which cannot just keep patients going, but can potentially cure them.   With the support of the states…

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5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: CAR-T leukaemia treatment; private health insurance; SA health   LEON BYNER: Now onto a very exciting story. Cancers of many types are within our community, and they’re terribly unfortunate. We’re all scared of the word and for good reason. And I want to just talk about leukaemia for a moment, because if…

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Today interview with Georgie Gardner

E&OE… Topics: CAR-T leukaemia treatment GEORGIE GARDNER: Well a revolutionary new treatment that has the potential to cure leukaemia might soon be available in Australia’s public hospitals. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now from Adelaide. Minister, good morning to you. This is really exciting, positive news. Just explain how this treatment works, if…

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Speech to the RACGP GP18 Conference

E&OE…                       GREG HUNT: And thanks very much to Bruce (Willet), to incoming president Harry Nespolon, to Zenia for her work, to [indistinct] for giving people a sense of the future. That’s the reality that I look at and grapple with every day in talking with Karen, with Zenia, with Bastian (Seidel) who’s finishing. These…

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Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Productivity Commission mental health inquiry; drug use; Bill Shorten   JOURNALIST: What will this review do that other reviews haven’t done in the past?   GREG HUNT: This is about saving lives and protecting lives. In particular, it’s about ensuring that we have the best international and domestic cases and a real…

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ABC Melbourne interview with Jon Faine

E&OE…                       Topics: Productivity Commission mental health inquiry   JON FAINE: The federal government have announced that they’ve asked the Productivity Commission to look into the supply and the provision of mental health services right around Australia. Greg Hunt, local Victorian MP for the seat of Flinders down on the southeast of Victoria, is the…

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