Continuing to make new medicines affordable for Australians

A new medicine to treat soft tissue sarcoma will be available through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from today, giving more than 100 Australians a year access to affordable life-improving treatment. Eribulin (Halaven®) provides eligible patients with an alternative treatment to currently listed medicines.  It works by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. The independent…

$53 million to find better mental health treatments and care

The Turnbull Government will provide more than $53 million for new research into better treatments, prevention and care for Australian patients facing mental health challenges.  A total of 47 projects will be funded across Australia to support some of our nation’s brightest researchers. With four million Australians experiencing some form of mental illness each year,…

Funding boost for defence families as part of $1 million Family Support Funding Program

Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP, was thrilled to announce that Cerberus Cottage is set to receive more than $20,000 as part of the Federal Government’s $1 million Family Support Funding Program. The community grants are awarded to not-for-profit incorporated community groups that support Defence families. Minister Hunt said Cerberus Cottage Family & Friends…

New movement guidelines to help keep Aussie kids happy and healthy

New movement guidelines to help parents and carers create healthy daily practices for babies and young children have been released today by the Turnbull Government. The 24-Hour Movement Guidelines have been developed by experts across Australia with input from national and international stakeholders, and in partnership with Canada, which developed the world’s first 24-hour movement…