Budget 2020-21: Record health and aged care investment under Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic plan

The Morrison Government is delivering a record $115.5 billion in 2020–21 and $467 billion over the forward estimates to deliver the essential health services Australians need under the Long Term National Health Plan. The 2020–21 Budget funds the Government’s ongoing health response under the Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan, extending initial key COVID-19 health initiatives. It…

Budget to deliver better access to life changing medicines for liver cancer, eye conditions and Parkinson’s disease

Australians suffering from liver cancer, myopia and Parkinson’s disease will soon have new treatment options, with amended PBS listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) coming into effect. In Tuesday’s budget, the Morrison Government will provide significant investment for new medicines including over $230 million to expand the listing Tecentriq® and Avastin® (atezolizumab and bevacizumab)…

Digital transformation to deliver more timely medicines for Australians and improve patient safety

The Morrison Government is making significant digital reforms to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to cut red tape for more than 4,000 businesses applying to register medicines and medical devices each year, as part of its Deregulation Agenda which will also improve the timeliness of report on patient safety.   Our Government is investing $12…

Budget boost for the Mornington Peninsula environment, jobs and communities

The Mornington Peninsula will share in the Morrison-McCormack Government’s $61.7 million budget spending on environmental restoration and recovery measures, through the $1 billion COVID Relief Fund. Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP, said that this investment will create jobs, boost local tourism and preserve our environment as part of our economic recovery plan. The…

Mornington Peninsula Agricultural Shows can apply now for pandemic payment

Show societies and field day organisers on the Mornington Peninsula impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for a one-off payment under the Australian Government’s $39 million Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program. The program provides operational support for agricultural shows societies and organisers of agricultural field days forced to cancel their scheduled show or…

World Pharmacists Day 2020: $25 million investment to improve the safe use of medicines through pharmacy

The Morrison Government will invest $25 million through the landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) for research to improve the safe use of medicines and medicines intervention by pharmacists.   The new Quality, Safety and Effectiveness of Medicine Use and Medicine Intervention by Pharmacists MRFF Grant Opportunity will support the Quality Use of Medicine and…