Making Australia an international leader in medicinal cannabis

The Morrison Government is maximising the economic potential of Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry, with Major Project Status granted for the development of new facilities in South East Queensland and regional Victoria. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the medicinal cannabis industry can boost exports and create jobs, with the potential to grow…

Psoriasis sufferers, asthmatics, UCD patients to save thousands as key medicines are added, expanded on the PBS

Australians living with psoriasis, severe asthma and urea cycle disorder are set to experience significant financial relief, with breakthrough medicines to be added and expanded on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), on December 1. Patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis will have access to the new psoriasis drug Skyrizi® (risankizumab). Psoriasis is a long-term…

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island childhood vaccination rates hit record high

  The Morrison Government’s ongoing commitment to immunisation education is protecting more children from infectious diseases, with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island childhood immunisation rates hitting a record high.   New data for the September 2019 quarter shows immunisation coverage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is at record levels across all three age…

Civic Reserve Opens

Mornington athletes and soccer stars have plenty of reasons to get out and get active today with the official opening of a new athletics track and four soccer fields at Civic Reserve in Mornington. Following three years of construction on the $6.5 million facility, Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP joined with members…

$20 million for ovarian cancer research

The Morrison Government’s $20 million for research grants into ovarian cancer opens today.   Ovarian cancer is estimated to be the tenth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian women and currently has no reliable early detection screening test.   We are supporting research that leads to improved diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer.   The…