ABC AM interview with Sabra Lane

E&OE…                        Topics: Highest bulk billing on record; Million Minds Mental Health Mission; Medical Research Future Fund SABRA LANE: The Federal Government is establishing a special research fund to find better ways of treating mental illness and even preventing it. Part of the money will…

5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                        Topics: ‘Get the Facts’ child immunisation campaign, low immunisation locations, meningococcal B vaccine LEON BYNER: The Turnbull Government is targeting parents across the country, particularly in Adelaide, with a very powerful message around the need to vaccinate their children with a new campaign…

Better maternity services for Australian women

Following extensive work by medical experts and industry stakeholders, the Turnbull Government has released new national medical guidelines for the care of pregnant women, while also detailing a new approach to maternity services.   The Clinical Practice Guidelines on Pregnancy Care provides evidence-based recommendations, reflecting the latest scientific evidence, for all health professionals caring for pregnant…

Daniel Andrews continues to short change the Mornington Peninsula

Funding information from the National Health Funding Body Administrator (NHFBA) has shown that Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has slowed investment into healthcare on the Mornington Peninsula to a crawl. Information from the NHFBA shows that Victorian funding to Peninsula Health only increased by 14.1% between 2013-14 and 2016-17. Meanwhile, Commonwealth funding over the same period…