Mental Health Commission appointments strengthen suicide prevention plan

Three new members have been appointed to the National Mental Health Commission’s Advisory Board to further strengthen the Government’s focus on youth mental health and suicide prevention.   The new Commissioners are Mr Alan Woodward, Ms Niharika Hiremath, and Dr Elizabeth-Ann Schroeder.   The National Mental Health Commission provides advice to Government on ways to…

$25 million for a National Centre for Coasts, Environment and Climate at Point Nepean

As part of the 2019/20 Budget, the Liberal National Government will invest $25 million to establish a marine research centre in the heritage Quarantine Station buildings at Point Nepean.   The Centre, a partnership between Monash University and the University of Melbourne, will be a world leading interdisciplinary research facility on marine and coastal ecosystems,…

$70 million for Mornington Peninsula Freeway and Jetty Road safety, noise reduction and overpass

The notorious intersection of Jetty Road and the Mornington Peninsula Freeway will receive a much needed funding boost to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety, thanks to the Morrison Government.   As part of major infrastructure upgrade works in the 2019/20 Budget, the Liberal National Government will invest:   $5 million for immediate roundabout metering…

RECORD INVESTMENT ADVANCES LONG TERM NATIONAL HEALTH PLAN

The Liberal National Government is investing a record $104 billion in 2019–20, up from $75 billion in 2012–13, as part of a comprehensive, patient-focused investment of $435 billion over the next four years. It guarantees Medicare, makes a range of life-saving medicines and services more accessible and affordable, reduces out-of-pocket costs, strengthens primary care and mental health…

$70 million for residential eating disorders treatment centres across Australia

The Liberal National Government is providing $70.2 million to establish six residential eating disorders centres and provide national coordination for eating disorders treatment.   There are around 1 million Australians living with an eating disorder.   Eating disorders are extremely complex illnesses, and have one of the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric illness –…