Funding Vital Medical Research

The Liberal National Government will funding 10 highly promising research projects that aim to tackle medical conditions such as epilepsy, dementia, antibiotic resistance, cerebral palsy and stroke. The projects, funded under Stage One of the bold Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Frontiers initiative, will receive funding of up to $1 million each over one year…

New Mental Health Services for young people and to treat eating disorders

The Government will allocate $16.5 million to expand mental health services which will benefit the residents of Higgins. A new headspace centre will be established in Glen Iris to support young people dealing with mental health challenges. And a $13 million residential centre for treating eating disorders will be established through the South East Primary…

Labor resorts to desperate scare tactics as new low in politics

Labor’s desperate scare campaign has hit a new low today. Suggestions that the Liberal Government is responsible for the deaths of people is a disgrace. Shadow Health Minister Catherine King should apologise for this outrageous claim. Unlike Bill Shorten the facts don’t lie. Federal hospital funding to the states has grown from $13.3 billion in…

Labor has serious questions to answer over hospital funding

Labor has serious questions to answer after failing to provide additional funding for the state’s hospitals in its costings.   And now we see a report from New South Wales about extra costs under its parent visa plan.   New South Wales Treasury analysis has found that state alone could face an estimated unfunded additional…

$9.6 million for Children’s Cancer

A re-elected Morrison Government will commit $9.6 million to ensure children with cancer have the best chance in survival through a range of clinical trials and research projects. The funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research (EPCD) initiative will be provided to the Children’s Cancer Foundation to ensure…

Finally, Finally, Finally, Labor comes to the Party on MRI

Finally, months after the announcement of an MRI licence from the Federal Government for the Redcliffe Hospital, the Queensland Government has agreed to provide the machine. Health Minister Greg Hunt said this is another example of Labor putting politics ahead of patients, in the games it has played regarding this important health service. “Finally they…

$19 million investment in a new medicine

The Liberal National Government  is investing over $19 million in a new medicine to help people with a metabolic disorder, saving patients more than $90,000 a year.   The medicine Kuvan® is now  being listed on the PBS for the treatment of patients with hyperphenylalaninemia  – caused by phenylketonuria (PKU).   PKU is a genetic…

Record Numbers of Flu Vaccines to be Provided in 2019

Australia is on track for a record number of flu shots in 2019 following the release of 11.4 million flu vaccines to vaccine providers to date in 2019 I encourage Australians to get a flu shot to protect themselves against this year’s influenza virus. Vaccines are now available at your GPs office and community pharmacies.…