MEDIA STATEMENT

I am concerned about the recent increases in measles cases in Australia and want to make sure our community is well protected against this very serious disease. As at 5 April 2019, there had been 83 measles notifications in 2019, compared with 103 for the whole of 2018 and 81 for the whole of 2017.…

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…