$2 million boost for tradie mental health

Tradies in Victoria will have more services to assist them in improving their mental health, thanks to the Morrison Government.   The Liberal National Government will invest $2 million through the North Western Melbourne and South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Networks (NWMPHN and SEMPHN) to fund two Hope Assistance Local Tradies (HALT) suicide prevention community…

Rosebud Hospital to benefit from $24.6 million regional cancer trials

I am delighted to announce that residents on the Mornington Peninsula will soon be able to undergo trials to treat cancer and rare diseases closer to home thanks to the Morrison Government.   The Liberal National Government is providing almost $25 million so Australians with cancer and rare diseases have access to clinical trials no…

5AA Interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: $200 million to reduce out of pocket costs for scans; Dental   LEON BYNER: Out-of-pocket costs for procedures including ultrasounds, x-rays, are expected to fall.   It’s ending a 20-year freeze on Medicare payments – 20 years for radiology services – and the Government are announcing rebates which are due for an…

$200 million to reduce out of pocket costs for scans

The Liberal National Government will help reduce the out of pocket medical expenses for Australian families needing life-saving scans like ultrasounds and X-rays with an almost $200 million investment For the first time in 20 years the indexation of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items will be expanded to all ultrasound and diagnostic radiology services over…

$400,000 for Men’s Sheds across Australia

The Liberal National Government is funding 99 Men’s Sheds across the country to boost the health and wellbeing of over 3700 men in their communities.   I am delighted to announce that 99 Men’s Sheds across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland will share in a total of $400,000 in…

$150 million for stem cell medical research

The Liberal National Government is investing $150 million to advance stem cell research that could potentially grow kidneys, repair damaged spinal cords and cure dementia.   The establishment of the $150 million 10-year Australian Stem Cell Therapies Mission, funded through the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund, will enable the momentum around stem cell science…

Doorstop – Melbourne

Topics: $50 million for traumatic brain injury medical research; homecare packages; Flinders; federal election   GREG HUNT: It’s a privilege today to be here at the Alfred Hospital.   The trauma unit here is not just one of the finest in Australia but undoubtedly one of the finest in the world. I’m very drawn to…