Prime Minister Hon. Tony Abbott MP and the Minister for Health Hon. Peter Dutton MP have visited the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute to reaffirm the Government's commitment to the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

The intravenous (IV) fluid currently recommended for the majority of hospitalised children worldwide should change, a study by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and The Royal Children's Hospital has shown.

The Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS), a subsidiary of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne has signed an agreement with leading genomics company Illumina, to allow VCGS to offer its own Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) based on next-generation sequencing technology.