Tag Archives: Greg Hunt

Funds to fight Australia’s biggest killers

The Heart Foundation has today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, to invest a further $4 million to tackle two of Australia’s biggest killers – heart disease and stroke. “Minister Hunt has clearly placed prevention on the government’s agenda for 2019, and we applaud him for that,” …

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Arthritis gets welcome support

Arthritis Australia has welcomed Minister for Health Greg Hunt’s announcement of $4 million in funding towards the implementation of the National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis. Led by Arthritis Australia, in partnership with key consumer and medical groups, the Action Plan outlines key priorities for preventing arthritis, investing in research …

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Government grants genomics

The future of individually personalised medicines has received a significant boost with the Government’s announcement of $65 million to fund genomics research. Announcing the funding, Health Minister Greg Hunt said the money will be channeled into competitive research grants for Australia’s best and brightest researchers to unlock the power of …

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Prioritise rural mobile infrastructure

The federal government rollout of new mobile base stations in regional cities has been welcomed, but remote and rural communities should be prioritised, according to the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA). NRHA CEO Mark Diamond says this week’s announcement of new mobile base stations is good news for regional communities …

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Private complaint goes public

Vulnerable patients are being targeted by public hospitals to capitalise on private health insurance benefits, says Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) CEO Mr Michael Roff. The strategy, he says, is increasing waiting times and undermining Medicare. “There is Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data from less than a year …

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Deputy PM delivers keynote

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack delivered his keynote address this morning at the APP19 conference, further supporting the direction and announcements made by Health Minister Greg Hunt yesterday. In essence, Mr McCormack confirmed that the Government is committed to supporting and helping pharmacists, healthcare professionals and the Australian families they …

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Health Minister supports community pharmacy

Measures announced by Health Minister Greg Hunt today have been welcomed by the Guild, particularly as they provide additional certainty for community pharmacies. In his opening speech to the Pharmacy Guild’s national conference APP, Mr Hunt assured the audience the Government would retaining the current level of the prescription Administration, …

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Government’s hearty aid

Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced funding of $220 million to help tackle heart disease and stroke. The funds, awarded under the government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), will be invested in a 10-year ‘Mission for cardiovascular health’ and support Australian researchers to make fresh discoveries, develop a global …

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Medicare for heart health checks

Medicare-funded heart health checks will be introduced for all Australians at risk of heart disease following the success of the Show Some Ticker campaign to tackle the deadly condition. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the service on Sunday, with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten agreeing to support the service shortly after. …

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