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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Today interview with Karl Stefanovic

E&OE…                       Topics: Ann Sudmalis; My Health Record; Aged Care Royal Commission   KARL STEFANOVIC: Canberra is once again in the spotlight this morning with yet another Liberal MP announcing she will quit Parliament as a result of bullying allegations. Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now on a very busy morning to talk about…

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6PR interview with Gareth Parker

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission.   GARETH PARKER: Greg Hunt is the Health Minister. He joins me on the line. Greg good morning.   GREG HUNT: Good morning.   GARETH PARKER: Why call a royal commission now?   GREG HUNT: Well, really, it’s about two things. One is increasing evidence that there are…

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ABC AM interview with Sabra Lane

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission; strawberry contamination.   SABRA LANE: When the Prime Minister announced the inquiry yesterday, two ministers were by his side, one of them was the Health Minister Greg Hunt, who now joins AM in our Canberra House studio. Good morning and welcome to the program.   GREG HUNT: Good…

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Interview with Alan Jones – 2GB

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission.   ALAN JONES: As you know the federal government has announced, Scott Morrison, a royal commission into the aged care sector. I think this new outfit, Scott Morrison and the team are doing a very, very good job. This is timely. He made the announcement yesterday along with…

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