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…

Tourist Boom for the Mornington Peninsula

International visitors to Australia are flocking to the Mornington Peninsula, with new figures revealing tourists are staying longer and spending more in the region. The International Visitor Survey (IVS) shows more than 61 thousand international visitors toured the Mornington Peninsula last financial year, spending more than $1,000 per person. Minister Hunt welcomed the growth in…

Safer Communities Fund now open for applications

Local organisations in the seat of Flinders are invited to apply for the second round of the Turnbull Government’s Safer Communities Fund. The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure. Local councils and community groups are invited to apply through this open competitive round for funding for…

Delivering $50,000 for public safety barriers at Wallaroo Reserve

Hastings residents will be able to make the most of Wallaroo Reserve without fearing for their safety with the installation of new barriers to inhibit illegal monkey bike activity. Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt said the barriers were funded with $50,000 in Commonwealth funding. “This delivers on the Turnbull Government’s election commitment to help…

Supporting construction workers on R U OK? Day

Health Minister Greg Hunt joined construction workers on site at the new Ti-Tree aged care facility in Mornington today ahead of R U OK? Day on Thursday, September 14. The Turnbull Government is supporting MATES in Construction to deliver an integrated program of training and support to prevent suicide and improve mental health in the…

20 Million Trees Boost For Bass Coast Region

The Turnbull Government has awarded $50,000 to the Bass Coast Landcare Network to continue their work protecting the Powlett River Catchment and threatened species such as the growling grass frog. The Bass Coast Biolinks project, funded under the 20 Million Trees Program, will establish 25,000 trees and 5,500 understorey plants – creating two large-scale biolinks…

Local Sporting Champions grants help young athletes reach their goals

Young athletes are urged to apply for grants of $500 to help with the costs of competing in state and national events. The Local Sporting Champions grants program is an Australian Government initiative designed to support young people participating in state, national and international sporting championships as an athlete, coach or official. The grants contribute…

Local veterans supported through BEST grants

I am pleased to announce that the Southern Peninsula Veterans Centre has received a Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grant of $56,440.15. This grant will enable the centre to continue its day-to-day operations, providing veterans and returned services members with practical and emotional support. The team at the Southern Peninsula Veterans Centre does…