Cuts to deeming rates a cash boost for more than 1 million Australians

Nearly 10,000 people on the Mornington Peninsula will benefit from a multimillion boost across the next four years following the Morrison Government’s decision to cut deeming rates.   Minister for Families and Social Services Senator Anne Ruston said the changes would benefit about 628,000 age pensioners and more than 455,000 people receiving other payments.  …

Free Annual Health Checks for Personnel Leaving Defence Force

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, today reminded personnel leaving the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and now living in the Mornington Peninsula community to book in for their Veteran Health Check.   This follows the announcement made by the Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel, Darren Chester, that from 1 July 2019…

$6.5 million for chronic disease care in South East Melbourne

Clinics in South East Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula will benefit from $6.5 million in funding to assist patients with chronic conditions.   The funding, provided by the Morrison Government through the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN), will see 28 general practices receive funding between $125,000 and $250,000 to deliver care coordination for…

Voting now open for 100 Days, 100 Photos Final

Voting is now open for the final stage of the Flinders 100 Days, 100 Photos Competition.   After 100 days of photos around the Mornington Peninsula, the selections have been whittled down to a top ten, with public vote to decide the winner.   Residents on the Mornington Peninsula will have until the end of…

State Budget a test for Victorian Labor

Monday’s Victorian Budget provides a stern test as to how seriously the Victorian Labor Government takes investment on the Mornington Peninsula.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said he hoped Victorian Labor would join with the Federal Coalition Government to invest into the Peninsula community.   “For five months, the Labor…

$250,000 for RM Hooper Reserve

A re-elected Liberal National Government will invest $250,000 to upgrade Mornington Peninsula Shire facilities at RM Hooper Reserve in Tuerong. Liberal Member for Flinders, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP said the investment would not just benefit the local Tuerong community, but the whole of Western Port. “Backing on to Bittern Bushland Reserve, RM Hooper Reserve…

$100,000 to fix Rye Primary School basketball courts

A re-elected Liberal National Government will invest $100,000 to fix the sloping and cracked basketball courts at Rye Primary School.   For the past three years, the school’s sporting captains have been holding community events to raise funds to fix the basketball courts, which have significant slope, large divots in the bitumen and only one…

$200,000 for local sport infrastructure in Somerville

A re-elected Liberal National Government will deliver $200,000 to improve sporting facilities at Barber Reserve in Somerville.   Liberal member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the funding would provide upgrades to allow Barber Reserve to take a larger role in the Somerville sporting community.   “We know how important it is for…