Frankston & Mornington Peninsula retirees stand up against Bill Shorten’s Retiree Tax

Local retirees have made their voices heard against Bill Shorten’s proposed Retiree Tax as part of The House of Representatives’ Economics Committee public hearings.   Speaking in front of a packed house at the New Peninsula Baptist Church this morning, local seniors spoke of how their retirements would be severely affected by Mr Shorten’s slug…

$150 million for stem cell medical research

The Liberal National Government is investing $150 million to advance stem cell research that could potentially grow kidneys, repair damaged spinal cords and cure dementia.   The establishment of the $150 million 10-year Australian Stem Cell Therapies Mission, funded through the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund, will enable the momentum around stem cell science…

$1.2 million for Indigenous youth health in Victoria through the Real Healthy Program

The Liberal National Government will provide $1.2 million to help hundreds of young Aboriginal people in Victoria to lead healthier lives, with a focus on nutrition, fitness, wellbeing and mental health.   The funding will support the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI) to establish three regional Real Healthy hubs in Melbourne, Mildura and Albury Wodonga, providing…

Research funding boost for better health outcomes

The Liberal National Government is providing more than $8 million for research initiatives that lead to improved health outcomes and preventative measures for conditions such as cancer, eye disease and stillbirth. The latest round of dollar for dollar funding through the Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Partnership Projects scheme will assist a…