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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RN Breakfast interview with Fran Kelly

E&OE…                       Topics: Productivity Commission mental health inquiry; Nauru; Opera House   FRAN KELLY: Greg Hunt is the Federal Health Minister. He announced that productivity review yesterday. I spoke with him earlier.   GREG HUNT: Good morning Fran.   FRAN KELLY: Is this primarily a cost saving exercise to get better bang for your mental…

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Doorstop – Perth

E&OE…                       Topics: Spinal arthritis drug listed on PBS; GST.   GREG HUNT: It’s a privilege to be here at Fiona Stanley Hospital with my colleague Ben Morton, Member for Tangney, who’s been an incredible advocate, not just for the hospital but for patients and for Murdoch University. It’s extraordinary to meet leading clinicians and…

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ABC Radio interview with Sandy Aloisi

E&OE…                       Topics: Eliminating cervical cancer; genetic testing under the new Australian Genomics Health Futures Mission.   SANDY ALOISI: New research from the Cancer Council predicts Australia will become the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer. Last year, Australia transitioned from pap smears, recommended every two years, to a test that detects…

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Doorstop – Sydney

E&OE…                       Topics: Free Meningococcal ACWY vaccines for 14-19 year olds; My Health Record; Australia Day   DAVE SHARMA: Good afternoon, and thank you to Sydney Boys High School for having us here today. It’s great to have the Minister for Health here with me, Mr. Greg Hunt, for an important announcement today about meningococcal…

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