The George Institute welcomes new Ministerial appointments in health and innovation

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

“The George Institute congratulates The Hon. Greg Hunt MP on his appointment as Minister for Health, The Hon. Ken Wyatt MP as Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, and Senator The Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO as Minister for Industry, Science and Innovation.

There are important synergies between these portfolios, all critical to building a sustainable 21st health system, delivering better health outcomes for all Australians, and growing Australia’s rich world class tradition of health and research innovation.  

We also commend outgoing Minister for Health, The Hon. Sussan Ley for her leadership with the Healthier Medicare reforms and the Medical Research Future Fund. Both landmark moves are critical to creating a healthy Australia and finding real lasting solutions to prevent and treat our biggest health priorities.

We look forward to continuing to work with the Government and wish Ministers Hunt, Wyatt and Sinodinos all the best in their new appointments.”