One-stop-shop for financial complaints opens for business

Starting this month, local consumers and small business will be spared the expense and inconvenience associated with taking financial complaints to court, with the Coalition Government’s Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) open for business. “This new one-stop shop will deliver free, fast and binding service for all financial complaints, whether they relate to banks, credit…

New school-based program to support children’s mental health

A new school-based mental health program that aims to give teachers the tools to help students manage their mental health will be launched today following a $98.6 million investment from the Morrison Government.   The program Be You will be delivered by beyondblue in partnership with headspace and Early Childhood Australia.   Minister for Health…

Today interview with Georgie Gardner

E&OE… Topics: Australia has eliminated rubella, Walk for Autism.   GEORGIE GARDNER: Now to health news. And rubella – formerly known as German measles – has officially been wiped out in Australia. The World Health Organization has declared the disease – once feared by pregnant women – eradicated. For more, I’m joined by Health Minister…

Rubella officially eliminated from Australia

In a highly significant public health accomplishment for Australia, the World Health Organization (WHO) has verified that Australia has eliminated rubella, a contagious viral illness that can result in miscarriage or stillbirth.   Rubella, also known as German measles, is a contagious viral illness that causes a fever, rash and swollen lymph glands.   If…

500km Walk for Autism begins

Today the Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP officially set off on his 500km walk around the electorate of Flinders to increase awareness about autism and raise funds for Abacus Learning Centre in Hastings and the Light up Autism Foundation.   The Minister was joined by Members of the Abacus Learning Centre…

$500,000 Australian Government finding for Kindred Clubhouse

The Australian Government is providing $500,000 to help establish a local program to support people with moderate to severe mental illness in the Frankston/Mornington Peninsula area.   The Kindred Clubhouse program provides a drop-in centre and is particularly important for people who may be reluctant to access the more traditional, clinical, appointment-based services.   The…

Lower Prices Coming for the Mornington Peninsula

Families and small businesses in Flinders will benefit from big savings under the Morrison Government’s new plan for affordable and reliable energy.   The Morrison Government will:   Stop the price gouging by the big energy companies by banning sneaky late payment penalties, requiring them to pass on savings in wholesale prices to customers, strengthening…

Australia’s child immunisation rates at record levels

The number of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to increase to record levels with new data showing more parents are getting the message to protect their children with life-saving vaccines.   New data for the September 2018 quarter reveals the nation-wide immunisation rates for five year olds was 94.62 per cent, which is…