ABC interview with Jon Faine

E&OE…                       Topics: Flinders; My Health Record   JON FAINE:             Former Liberal but now independent member of the federal parliament Julia Banks has confirmed that she will run in Flinders against the Health Minister and Member for Flinders Greg Hunt.   So that means that Oliver Yates from the Clean Energy Fund is running against…

Mornington Peninsula and Frankston tourism industry continues to boom

The Mornington Peninsula and Frankston communities continue to benefit from strong domestic traveller numbers, according to the latest Visitor Survey data.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said the latest results showed that the Mornington Peninsula continued to be a major tourist hotspot for domestic travellers.   “In the year to…

Community rallies for Rye Primary School

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has called on the Victorian Labor Government to join with the local community to fix the deteriorating 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,…

More scholarships for regional students on the Southern Peninsula

Federal Member for Flinders, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP has encouraged students across the Southern Mornington Peninsula to apply for a Government-funded scholarship to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) course.   Minister Hunt said the Morrison Government is increasing the number of scholarships available through the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program…

$47 million for headspace to support youth mental health

The Liberal National Government will a invest a further $47 million to continue to support the mental wellbeing of young Australians through headspace with a new youth mental health ambassadors project and funding for its head office.   About 560,000 Australian children and adolescents are estimated to have a mental illness and one in four…

Mornington Peninsula set to benefit from new physical activity grants

The Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP is calling on sport and physical activity providers across the Mornington Peninsula to apply for funding for a national $28.9 million Liberal Nationals Sport Participation Grants program.   Minister Hunt urged sporting groups and local government organisations to create or enhance programs that would help…

Lower electricity prices in 2019

Thousands of Australian families and small businesses on standing offers will this get an automatic discount of up to 15 per cent off their electricity bill in 2019.   Government pressure on retailers has resulted in lower power bills from today for standing offer customers across Victoria, including the Mornington Peninsula.   Federal Member for…

$110 million support for young Australians with severe mental illness

The Liberal National Government is providing $110 million so a number of headspace centres around the country can continue to provide specialist clinical services for young people at the early stages of severe mental illness.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the two-year funding will go to continue the Early…

$1.25 billion to improve the health and care of Australian patients

The Liberal National Government will improve the health and care of patients across the Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast, with a guaranteed $1.25 billion boost to health services.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said that this will provide more doctors, more nurses and more services in every state and territory.…