Response to Federal election results on 2 July 2016

Statement by Professor Vlado Perkovic, Executive Director, The George Institute Australia:

The George Institute for Global Health congratulates Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the re-election of his Government. 

We look forward to working with the Government and all parliamentarians to deliver a healthier Australia.

Winning the fight against the scourge of chronic disease and injury is a non-partisan health priority.  

We as a nation must aspire to drive the necessary reforms to ensure all Australians, today and in the future, have access to the knowledge and care they need to be as healthy as they can and to stop further unnecessary deaths.

A quality, sustainable health system able to meet growing demand from complex and chronic conditions is urgently needed.

From identifying the best ways to prevent our biggest causes of death and disability, to effective whole-system improvements, medical and health research and sustainable innovation are key to shaping the future of healthcare.

The landmark Medical Research Future Fund is a means to this end and a unique opportunity to position Australia on the world stage in the fight against chronic disease and injury. We look forward to further opportunity to contribute to the Australian Innovation and Medical Research Strategy (PDF 174KB) and seeing its implementation in the near future.