Increasing access to GP services in Queensland flood-affected areas

As an emergency response, the Liberal National Government is providing greater access to GP services for Australians living in flood-affected communities throughout Queensland.   The Government will introduce eight new, time-limited Medicare items to allow GPs and non-specialist medical practitioners provide services via videoconference, until 30 June 2019.   People living in these communities already…

NSW and Federal Governments partner to build Australia’s first Comprehensive Children’s Cancer Centre

Kids sick with cancer or needing emergency care are set to benefit from Australia’s first Comprehensive Children’s Cancer Centre and a rebuild of the Children’s Hospital at Randwick.   The $608 million investment overseen by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will transform cancer care, and add more than 50 per cent to the size…

$268 million to continue the battle against alcohol and drug misuse

The Liberal National Government will provide $268 million to continue support for Australians battling alcohol and drug issues. The funding over three years from 2019-20 to 2021-22 will be provided to Primary Health Networks (PHNs), providers of residential and non-residential withdrawal management and rehabilitation programs, alcohol and peak drug organisations and other national activities already…

$220 million for research to tackle heart disease and stroke

The Liberal National Government is launching a comprehensive research effort to tackle the nation’s two biggest killers – heart disease and stroke – with an unprecedented $220 million for a 10-year Mission for Cardiovascular Health.   The funding, awarded under the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), will support Australian researchers to make game-changing discoveries,…

Mornington Peninsula families face $9000 hit under Labor’s electricity tax

Modelling released today has confirmed that Labor’s reckless emissions reduction target will be a wrecking-ball through the economy on the Mornington Peninsula.   The work, released by BAEconomics’s Managing Director Dr Brian Fisher, who served as a chief adviser on climate policy in the Hawke, Keating and Howard Governments, shows that Labor’s 45% Emissions Reduction…

$10 million for ADHD medicine on the PB

The Liberal National Government will invest $10 million to expand access to a medicine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).   Intuniv® (guanfacine) for the treatment of ADHD will be made available as an add-on therapy to other ADHD medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from March 1 this year.   Without subsidy patients would…