Doorstop – Townsville

E&OE…                       Topics: $5.9 million boost to Townsville drug and alcohol recovery services; Labor’s cuts to Queensland Health Care Funding; James Cook University (JCU)   PHILLIP THOMPSON: I’d like to welcome back to Townsville the Minister for Health Greg Hunt.   It’s a lovely day today, we’ve turned on the weather but it’s nice and…

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Doorstop – Mackay

E&OE…                       Topics: $12 million to protect and expand Heart of Australia mobile cardiology and other services in rural Queensland; Rural and Regional Health.   GEORGE CHRISTENSEN: Thanks (inaudible). Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s great to welcome the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt here today for this major announcement – multi-millions of dollars of new…

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Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $10 million to boost bowel cancer screening participation   GREG HUNT: It’s an absolute privilege to be here today at St Vincent’s Hospital. This is not just one of Victoria’s great hospitals, but one of the great hospitals in Australia, and arguably the Southern Hemisphere.   It is an institution with a…

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Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $1.45 billion to strengthen mental health services and support job security; national safety, Brexit.   GREG HUNT: It’s great to be here at My Place in Pakenham with Jason Wood, the Member for Latrobe, Graeme Moore, the mayor of Cardinia, with Lucy Brogden, the chair of the National Mental Health Commission, Kiera…

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Today interview with Deborah Knight

E&OE…                       Topics: $1.45 billion to strengthen mental health services and support job security; vaccination – measles; Australia Day.   DEBORAH KNIGHT: Now funding for mental health services will see a major boost with the government this morning announcing a record $1.45 billion for the sector over the next three years.   Health Minister Greg…

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Doorstop Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $25 million for a new medicines discovery centre; Steve Martin – Seat of Indi; Third Runway at Melbourne Airport.   GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be here at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute with Professor Doug Hilton, the director of the institute, and the amazing medical researchers such as Helene Jousset,…

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2GB Radio interview with Steve Price

E&OE…                       Topics: $47 million for headspace to support youth mental health   STEVE PRICE: I think mental health of Australians is one of our biggest challenges.   I spoke yesterday and again I mentioned it this morning – the mental health of our returned veterans.   Post-traumatic stress disorder is a really huge issue,…

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Doorstop – Headspace Frankston

E&OE…                       Topics: $47 million for headspace to support youth mental health; cane toads; national child sex offender register; Saudi Arabian girl in Bangkok; Labor’s attack on retiree income – franking credits.   JASON TRETHOWAN: Well, thanks very much ladies and gentlemen, thanks very much everyone.   We’d like to commence the proceedings by first…

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ABC interview with Paul Kennedy

E&OE…                       Topics: $47 million for headspace to support youth mental health; Sex Offenders Register; Saudi Teen in Thailand   PAUL KENNEDY: To federal politics now and the Government is pledging an extra $47 million for mental health services. For more we’re joined by the Health Minister Greg Hunt from Mount Martha on Victoria’s magnificent…

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ABC interview with Meshel Laurie

E&OE…                       Topics: $47 million for headspace to support youth mental health; beyondblue   MESHEL LAURIE: We welcome to the program Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt. Hi Greg.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, Meshel.   MESHEL LAURIE: Hey, great news today. Can you please tell the listeners who haven’t caught up with it yet…

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