$1.4 Billion rescued for Australians as part of fraud upheaval

Australian taxpayers have saved $1.4 billion through Government investigations of welfare fraud and non-compliance during the past 18 months. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, said those who do commit fraud were taking money away from those in most need of assistance. “Australia has a generous social safety net reflective of our…

1200 more premises switch on to the nbn

Five new fixed wireless towers in the electorate of Flinders have recently been switched on or will be switched on by the end of February 2018. The five towers will provide fixed wireless services to over 1200 properties in Somerville and Dromana. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, said the new towers…

Mornington Peninsula wine a top drop in global markets

Mornington Peninsula wines saw a strong surge in exports volume last year, with a wide range of countries experiencing Australian wines in their own homes. Australian wine exports, including from the Mornington Peninsula wine region, continued to experience phenomenal growth with 2017 volumes topping 800 million litres and export value experiencing its highest annual growth…

Local volunteer heroes urged to apply for National Volunteering Conference

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has called for local volunteers to apply for a scholarship to attend this year’s National Volunteering Conference. Minister Hunt said the scholarships would support volunteer coordinators and community leaders to travel to Sydney for the national conference. “The scholarships recognise the vital role volunteers play in…

Public consultation to toughen the multinational anti-avoidance law

Multinational companies who attempt to avoid Australian taxes will see more loopholes closed under proposed new legislation. The Turnbull Government’s Multinational Anti-Avoidance Law (MAAL) took effect from 1 January 2016 and prevents multinationals from escaping Australian tax by using artificial or contrived arrangements to avoid having a taxable presence in Australia. Today the Government has…

Applications close on February 19 for Local Drug Action Teams

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has urged organisations in the Flinders community to apply for up to $40,000 worth of funding as part of the Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program. The LDAT program provides funding for community groups to plan and execute programs that identify, respond to and prevent alcohol…

Better support for patients with rare diseases

The Turnbull Government is improving Australia’s Life Saving Drugs Program to ensure patients with rare and life threatening diseases continue to get access to vital medicines. Patients will be better supported by a new process for listing drugs on the Program, which includes expanded criteria to consider medicines which both extend a patient’s life and…

Federal funding secured for Phillip Island health project

Bass Coast Health has received $30,000 to provide community education on the range of current services that are available to meet the needs of Phillip Island residents.  Federal Member for Flinders and Minister for Health Greg Hunt MP said this second Federally-funded project will provide information to community members about the results of the Gippsland…

Remarks and Doorstop – University of New South Wales

E&OE…                        Topics: $69 million boost for fight against rare cancers and rare diseases, anti-foreign interference laws, Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership [Remarks] GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Professor Ian Jacobs, the Vice Chancellor here at UNSW. There’s a reason I’ve made…