$36 million for national suicide prevention projects

The Morrison Government will invest more than $36 million in national suicide prevention projects to raise awareness of the impact of suicide and to support Australians who may be at risk.   The funding, through the National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program, will help to deliver important awareness and stigma reduction activities, research, and…

Up to $2 Million in Better Ageing Grants available to the local community

Older Australian’s are a vibrant part of our community. Now the Liberal and National Government is calling on sporting and community organisations to develop sporting programs targeted at the over 65s.   The Move It Aus – Better Ageing grants program has been launched today by Federal Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie, enabling national sporting organisations,…

Applications open for Medicare MRI licences

A competitive public application process has been opened to determine the location for 20 Medicare eligible MRI licences.   Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said an MRI is a commonly used medical scan which gives a detailed view of the soft tissues of the body such as muscles, ligaments, brain tissue, discs…

Funding Support for Australian Strawberry Growers

Strawberry growers will get help from the Coalition Government, with $1 million pledged to increase safety and confidence in the industry.   “The advice from the regulator is very clear,” Minister Hunt said. “Australian strawberries are safe and healthy to eat, so long as we wash and chop them.”   “The Coalition Government has taken…

$500,000 Grants available to local aged care providers

Local aged care services are being invited to share in $40 million now available to improve their operations, for the benefit of local seniors.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said aged care providers could apply for one-off grants of up to $500,000 to undertake infrastructure extensions.   “The new Aged…

Backing local small business

Small businesses on the Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast are set to benefit from additional opportunities to invest in their business and replace or upgrade their assets, with legislation to extend the $20,000 instant asset write-off passing the Parliament.   The legislation delivers on the Coalition Government’s 2018-19 Budget announcement to extend the $20,000 write-off…

Nominations open for Mobile Black Spot Program

The Coalition Government has re-opened the Mobile Black Spot Program’s Database of Reported Black Spot Locations for new nominations from state and local governments, and Federal Members of Parliament.   Residents in Flinders are strongly encouraged to nominate mobile phone black spot locations in their area to help inform the rollout of the next round…

Family Support Funding secured for Cerberus Cottage

Cerberus Cottage in Crib Point has received close to $15,000 thanks to the Australian Government’s Family Support Funding Program.   The Family Support Funding Program provides $1.4 million in funding to not-for-profit organisations to deliver local community programs with a strong focus on supporting Defence families and the Defence community.   The Cottage received $14,940…