Tag Archives: Greg Hunt

Summit: strategies to stem suicide

A whole-of-government approach, timely collection of information and strengthening health networks were key actions suggested to tackle Australia’s rising suicide rate. The recommendations were made this week following the National Suicide Prevention Summit in Canberra by the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC). The key recommendations include: Make suicide prevention a …

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Guild Dinner: Pharmacy gets bipartisan support

The importance of community pharmacy in Australia was strengthened as Pharmacy Guild of Australia President George Tambassis highlighted recent successes, outlined strategic initiatives and thanked Government leaders for their continued support for community pharmacy. “This is our opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous working relationships we have with all sides of …

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Cracking the genetic code of bipolar disorder

Researchers are appealing for 5,000 Aussie volunteers for the world’s largest genetic bipolar disorder investigation. At a media event the federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, former NRL player and study ambassador Dan Hunt, geneticist and study co-Investigator, Professor Nick Martin, Professor Nicholas Glozier, psychiatrist and patients raised awareness for the …

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My Record: more time

The senate has backed a two-month extension for Australians who want to opt out of My Health Record. The motion initially called for the opt-out period to be extended “until the legislation and any amendments are passed, outstanding privacy and security issues are addressed and public confidence in this important …

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My Health Record opt-out period extended

The Senate has backed a 2-month extension for Australians who want to opt out of My Health Record. The motion initially called for the opt-out period to be extended “until the legislation and any amendments are passed, outstanding privacy and security issues are addressed and public confidence in this important …

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Tax cuts for SMBs

Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced additional company tax relief for small- and medium-business owners. This reform builds on the first stage of company tax relief that the government delivered in May 2017 and will be seen as good news for local communities, potentially leading to increased investment, more jobs …

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Government funding boosts stroke recovery research

With one stroke occurring every nine minutes and 20 strokes a day impacting Australians of working age, Stroke Foundation has welcomed the federal government’s $1 million research boost to support treatment options to aid stroke recovery. The organisation says the ‘Return to life, return to work’ research package has the …

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Mandatory reporting of medicine shortages

The Pharmacy Guild has welcomed the passing of legislation to make the reporting of essential-medicine shortages mandatory. The legislation, which comes into effect on January 1, 2019, also provides an opportunity for PBS coverage of alternative medicines when there are shortages. Medicine shortages have become an increasing problem in recent …

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