Cardinia and Casey families helping to reduce landfill

Residents of Casey and Cardinia Shire will help divert up to 120,000 tonnes of waste – some 12,000 truckloads – from landfill each year, thanks to a $38 million commitment by the Turnbull Government, through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.   A new $65 million composting facility will collect food and organic waste from the…

Investment in sport infrastructure to build stronger communities

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP has encouraged local sporting groups from around the community to apply for funding as part of the Australian Government’s $29.7 million Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program.   The Program will enable sport and community organisations to apply for grants up to $500,000 to upgrade sporting infrastructure…

Bass Coast Breakers put on footy showcase for organ donation

This Sunday, the Bass Coast Breakers will host their second annual DonateLife Women’s Football Showcase at Dalyston Recreation Reserve. The Club received $6,780 through the Australian Government’s Community Awareness Grants Program to encourage more local community members to discuss with their families and register to become organ and tissue donors. The showcase coincides with DonateLife…

$328 million available to help financially vulnerable Australians

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has called on local service providers to apply for funding to help them support financially vulnerable Australians access critical services in times of need. Minister Hunt said the Turnbull Government was providing $328 million in grant funding for community organisations to administer financial crisis assistance and…

Greg Hunt laces up for autism in 2018

In October and November this year, Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP will embark on his third 500km Walk for Autism around the electorate to increase awareness for Australians living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). From the 29th October to the 16th November 2018, Minister Hunt will visit schools and local towns…

Applications open for record aged care offering

Existing and prospective aged care providers in south east Victoria are being encouraged to apply for a share in a record offering of more than 14,000 new aged care places, with a special focus on rural, regional and remote locations. With the 2018-19 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) opening on 2 July, Aged Care Minister…

New food labels provide more clarity for Australian consumers

Local consumers will now have more clarity and less confusion about the food products they buy. Consumers will now be able to look to the familiar kangaroo symbol for clear and accurate information on if the food was made, grown, produced or packed in Australia, or in another country, with the new country of origin…

Free whooping cough vaccine for every pregnant woman in Flinders

Pregnant women from the Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast, Phillip Island and beyond are set to benefit as the Turnbull Government will provide the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine to every pregnant woman in Australia from 1 July this year. Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the $39.5 million investment will mean the vaccine…

Life-changing breast cancer medication for patients in Flinders

A life-changing breast cancer medicine listed by the Turnbull Government on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) will be available for patients around the electorate of Flinders from July 1 this year. Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the investment of $703.6 million by the Government will mean that more than 3,000 Australian…

Turnbull Government to invest $5 million in Rosebud Aquatic Centre

Rosebud Aquatic Centre will deliver a 50 metre indoor pool and gymnasium The Coalition Government is investing $5 million in the project The Centre will provide unrivalled community facilities for fitness and recreation Mornington Peninsula swimmers and residents are set for a rosy future following the Coalition Government’s investment in the Rosebud Aquatic Centre. Federal…