Free flu vaccines for Aboriginal children and $12 million to boost immunisation

The Liberal National Government will ensure 170,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents are vaccinated against the flu for free and additionally provide a $12 million to boost a nation immunisation education campaign.   I am delighted to announce that seasonal influenza vaccines will be available at no cost through the National Immunisation…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…   Topics: $38.6 million for rare cancer and diseases clinical trials   GREG HUNT: I’m really thrilled and delighted to be here at Monash Health today.   I mean what an amazing institution is the broader hospital district, and then the Monash Hospital and the Monash Kids, together they represent the absolute best of…

The HeartKids Project: $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease

The Liberal National Government will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease,  which affects more than 65,000 Australians.   Today, on international day for congenital heart disease, our Government will provide $20 million for medical research into congenital heart disease.   This funding from the Medical Research Future Fund will…

$32 million program to support Australian researchers

The Liberal National Government is providing the medical research sector a $32 million boost over four years to help researchers make their medical breakthroughs a commercial success.   Funded through the landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), the Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) grant initiative will assist Australian researchers gain access to entrepreneurial…

$26 million for perinatal mental health

The Liberal National Government will support the mental health of expectant and new parents with $26 million for a new Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program.   The impending birth and arrival of a baby—the perinatal period—brings incredible joy as well as new challenges and responsibilities which can be overwhelming.   Each year, an estimated…

Today interview with Allison Langdon

E&OE…                       Topics: New $662 million aged care package to support senior Australians; aged care royal commission; retiree’s tax; federal election.   ALLISON LANGDON: Well, the Government has just announced a massive funding boost for the aged care sector meaning elderly residents will be able to stay at home for longer.   A massive $662…