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…

$8 million in funding to support asthma patients

The Turnbull Government will provide more than $8 million in funding to support thousands of asthma patients in Australia. Asthma can be fatal, causing around 400 deaths each year and asthma attacks cause around 40,000 hospitalisations every year. More than 2.5 million Australians are affected by asthma and it is one of the most common…

Sporting Schools extends its reach to get children more active

Applications close this week for the Coalitions $200 million Sporting Schools program and Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has encouraged all local schools in the electorate to apply. Statistics show more than 80 per cent of children are not getting enough physical activity and that 27 per cent of children aged…

$33 million research funding to fight rare cancers and rare diseases

The Turnbull Government will provide $33 million to our world class researchers to continue the fight against rare cancers and rare diseases, giving hope to thousands of patients.  Although we have seen increased survival rates for some cancers such as breast and bowel cancer, survival rates for rare cancers such as brain and ovarian cancer…

$160 million boost for mental health support

Australians with severe mental health illness will now receive more support services in their communities with a $160 million funding boost following a Turnbull Government agreement with states and territories. The Turnbull Government will provide $80 million over four years, with every state and territory government dollar matching this funding commitment, which will be allocated…

Doorstop – Tyabb

E&OE…                        Topics: GPs prescribing opioids; $80 million for community mental health; ALP’s war on business GREG HUNT: Australian doctors are the best in the world. They are doing a tremendous job and they help Australians protect against pain and chronic illness. One of the…

Kalgoorlie to receive Medicare-eligible MRI licence

The Turnbull Government will provide a Medicare-eligible MRI licence at the Kalgoorlie Health Campus, as the first response to a Parliamentary Inquiry into the availability and accessibility of diagnostic imaging equipment around Australia.  Western Australia, and in particular Kalgoorlie, has been identified as an area of critical need.   Our commitment ensures important medical scans will…

$2 million in research funding to prevent and better treat cerebral palsy

The Turnbull Government will provide $2 million in funding to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation to prevent and better treat cerebral palsy. The research will focus on four priority areas including the making of early diagnosis and treatment of cerebral palsy the standard of care in Australia, clinical trials of new interventions in high…

$3.2 million to improve care for people with eating disorders

The Turnbull Government is investing $3.2 million in a new pilot project to improve the treatment and care of people with eating disorders. The Government will provide eating disorder advocacy organisation, the Butterfly Foundation, $1.4 million to run a pilot project on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  The national pilot will support over 240 patients, trialling new…

More patients to benefit from expanded medication management program

The Turnbull Government will expand a community pharmacy program which enables Australians to better manage their prescription medicine, benefitting an additional 70,000 Australians a week. The Dose Administration Aids (DAA) program involves community pharmacists preparing patient specific, sealed, tamper resistant devices that are designed to help individual patients take their medicines exactly as prescribed. This…