Tag Archives: Greg Hunt

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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Open letter from Minister for Health Greg Hunt

Two of my great friends and two outstanding people have been elected as Leader and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party. I have known both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg for many years and they possess all the qualities needed to lead our party and our nation into …

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Minister Hunt welcomed back

Minister for Health Greg Hunt, who resigned last week amid the Liberal leadership challenge, has resumed the same portfolio under new Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Mr Morrison says his new cabinet will “restore stability to the government” after the turmoil of the past week. The AMA says it welcomes the …

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New stroke solution will ‘save lives’

The Australian government is partnering with the Stroke Foundation and Cochrane Australia to revolutionise the translation of medical discoveries into clinical practice. It says doing so will “save lives and improve health outcomes”. It will pilot ‘living stroke guidelines’ in what it claims is a world first. These will accelerate …

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