Golden Wattle comes to Bass Coast Shire

The Australian Government’s Mobile Service Centre, Golden Wattle, is a purpose built office on wheels providing personalised access to government services and is heading to the Bass Coast and Gippsland in November. After a decade on the road, travelling more than 700,000 kilometres, the Mobile Service Centres continue to deliver Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support…

New mental health services now available for Mornington Peninsula

Starting from today, Mornington Peninsula residents will have access to a new range of free mental health support services. The new services are part of an Australian Government’s $11 million funding package for mental health services across South Eastern Melbourne. The new services include: • Accessible Psychological Interventions (APIs) to support those with mild/moderate mental…

$50,000 announced for Armistice Day Centenary Grants

Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP, today encouraged the local community to apply for funding under the recently announced Armistice Centenary Grants Program. The grants program announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan will open in November this year and support projects or activities that commemorate the end of the First World War.…

Local industry to benefit from HMAS Cerberus redevelopment

Member for Flinders the Hon Greg Hunt MP and Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne today announced that Mornington Peninsula firms will be given a greater opportunity to be involved in a $463 million redevelopment of HMAS Cerberus under a new Turnbull Government initiative. Minister Hunt said the redevelopment of Cerberus would include…

New NBN fixed wireless now available in Flinders

Minister Greg Hunt has welcomed the activation of several fixed wireless tower in the seat of Flinders which will connect residents to fast, affordable broadband. Mr Hunt said the new sites in Arthurs Seat South and Cape Schanck will provide fast and affordable broadband to homes and business in the area. “Fixed wireless is the…

Major reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable

The Turnbull Government is today announcing a wide ranging package of reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable for Australians. We know that every dollar matters to Australian families and these reforms will get better value for families and make policies easier to understand. Private health insurance is an essential and valuable…

$200 million research boost to improve the lives of Australian patients

The Turnbull Government is investing over $200 million in world-leading medical research projects to improve the lives of patients battling cancers, mental health illnesses and chronic disease. In addition to this significant investment in medical research, the Turnbull Government is providing $5 million to CanTeen under the Medical Research Future Fund Accelerated Research program to…

New funding grant for Flinders Men’s Sheds

The Turnbull Government is providing funding for four Men’s Sheds in the Flinders electorate as part of the National Shed Development Program. The New Peninsula, Safety Beach-Dromana, Cranbourne-Casey, Peninsula North and Junction Village Men’s Sheds will receive thousands of dollars’ worth of funding to help purchase equipment, undertake facility upgrades and provide materials for community…

Pensioner Concession Card reinstated for 1039 Flinders part-pensioners

More than one thousand part-pensioners in the seat of Flinders will have their Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) reinstated from this week. These former part-pensioners lost the card in January as a consequence of reforms to the pension assets test, which were designed to make the pension system more affordable and sustainable for the future. “Those…

Providing affordable access to new treatment for leukaemia and lymphoma

More than 920 Australians each year will benefit from affordable access to a new medicine for leukaemia and lymphoma patients. Ibrutinib (sold as Imbruvica®) would normally cost $187,390 on average per course of treatment, putting it beyond the reach of most patients. This $466 million listing on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme will save patients hundreds…