Minister for lots of good news

Greg Hunt isn’t the only minister with grants to announce, it just looks like it

The Health Minister announced funding yesterday for the government’s Million Minds Mission ($125m to enlist 1m additional people in mental health trials and programmes). Sarah Maguire, from Uni Sydney has $3.7m to research mainstream care of eating disordersDeakin U’s Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz has $1.34m for work on using digital technology to reduce prevalence and severity of eating disorders.

With Christopher Pyne gone from Defence, Mr Hunt is the government’s unmatched master of maximising the impact of research announcements. It is a rare week he is not out announcing or opening Commonwealth funded initiatives – of which the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Medical Research Future Fund ensure there are heaps.


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