$8 million boost for cancer research projects

The Turnbull Government is today announcing more support for cancer research with $8 million in grants.  Through Cancer Australia, we are investing $6.5 million combined with $2.1 million from Cancer Australia’s funding partners, Cure Cancer Australia, National Breast Cancer Foundation and Cancer Council NSW. This brings the total funding for the 2017 round of Cancer…

National Coastal Safety Report is an important reminder for everyone to be alert and cautious in the water this summer

The Turnbull Government is today launching Surf Life Saving Australia’s 2017 National Coastal Safety Report – which found that 116 people died from drowning around the Australian coastline in 2016-17.  While this was down from the previous year, it was 10.5 per cent higher than 2014-15.  It’s a timely reminder for swimmers of all abilities…

Australia’s Military Heroes Honoured as Government Grants Boost Local Community Commemorative Projects

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt MP today announced Government funding for three local projects to honour Australia’s wartime history. Minster Hunt said three Flinders community groups would receive a combined $5875 for projects as part of the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service grants program. “It’s important that our community continues to honour the service…

New national plasma agreement ensures supply for Australian patients

The Federal Coalition Government has guaranteed the provision of a safe, secure and affordable supply of plasma products and services with the signing of an important new agreement. The National Blood Authority has executed a new national contract with CSL Behring Australia for the manufacture and supply of fractionated blood plasma products. Plasma products are…

New initiative to highlight the value of apprenticeships and vocational education

Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP, is hopeful that the Federal Government’s ‘Real Skills for Real Careers’ initiative will help Flinders residents find the right training for the right job. The new initiative launched last month by the Turnbull Government will showcase and promote the diverse range of rewarding careers available through vocational education…