Phillip Island Health Hub opens to the community

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, was thrilled to officially open the Phillip Island Health Hub.   Minister Hunt joined Victorian Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, the Hon Jill Hennessy MP, Victorian Member for Bass, Brian Paynter MP, members of Bass Coast Health and the local community, to officially open the…

CCTV cameras delivered for Rye

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP joined Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Mayor Brian Payne, Caterina Politi and members of the local community at the site of the recently completed Rye CCTV cameras on Thursday to see the completed system in action. “The local community in Rye have been lobbying for these cameras…

Improved mobile coverage for Flinders under $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, and Minister for Regional Communications, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie have announced two new mobile phone towers in Flinders from the Priority Locations round of the Coalition Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.  This announcement delivers on the Coalition’s commitment to address the coverage issues…

Labor’s latest attack on pensioners and private health insurance

Labor has revealed an alarming new plan to drastically increase private health insurance premiums for millions of pensioners and families, many on low incomes. Shadow Health Spokesperson Catherine King confirmed Labor’s plan to completely remove the private health insurance rebate on all low cost policies.  This plan will drive up the cost of premiums for…

More international tourists visit the Mornington Peninsula

More international visitors are sightseeing on the Mornington Peninsula and spending more during their trip. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said this month’s International Visitor Survey data revealed 63,000 international visitors flocked to experience tourism attractions around the Peninsula, spending $87 million in the year to December 2017. “More tourists are…

More international tourists visit Phillip Island

More international visitors are sightseeing on Phillip Island and spending more during their trip. Federal Member for Flinders, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP said this month’s International Visitor Survey data revealed 53,000 international visitors flocked to experience tourism attractions on the island, spending $16 million in the year to December 2017. “More tourists are immersing…

Providing Sanctuary to the Critically Endangered Orange-Bellied Parrot

The Coalition Government is investing in an innovative project to help the critically-endangered orange-bellied parrot survive winter. Every year the birds migrate between Victoria and Tasmania. But a high proportion of wild-born first year parrots fail to complete their first migration. Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP, was pleased to announce that local wildlife…

Language learning for preschoolers in Flinders

Around 550 children at 16 preschools in Flinders will be given the opportunity to learn a second language this year, thanks to the Turnbull Government’s Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program.  Federal Member for Flinders, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said it was encouraging to see to see so many Flinders preschools taking part in…

Record Medicare bulk billing rate a win for patients in Flinders

More patients in Flinders are seeing their doctor without paying a cent, with the bulk-billing rate increasing to a record 79 per cent in the first half of the 2017–18 financial year.  This is the highest local GP bulk-billing rate on record for the July to December period and it is more than 6% higher…

Family Drug Online Support Service Launched

Families of people using ‘ice’ and other drugs will be able to access support anytime of the day and night through a new Family Drug Support Online service.  The service was launched this month by the Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Dr David Gillespie, on behalf of the Minister for Health and Federal Member…