Federal Minister's first stop to QBI

23 Sep 2013

Monday 23 September 2013

On Friday 20th September, the Federal Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, made his first official visit in his new portfolio, to the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI).

He heard from QBI's dementia experts about how they will be utilising their $9 million allocation, of the Coalition's overall national commitment of $200 million, to accelerate the research towards a cure for dementia.

Mr Dutton visited QBI's Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR) where he was joined by Member for Ryan, the Hon Jane Prentice MP.

He toured the facility with UQ Vice- Chancellor Professor Peter Høj, QBI's Director Professor Perry Bartlett, CJCADR Director Professor Jürgen Götz and Associate Professor Elizabeth Coulson.