Funding for Ground-Breaking Lung Diagnostic Technology

The Liberal National Government will provide $960,000 for intensive research into new 4D diagnostic technology to allow accurate assessment of lung function in patients of all ages including the very sick. The Australian Lung Health Initiative headed by Professor Andreas Fouras is one of 10 highly promising research projects to be funded under Stage One…

Sports research, development & performance hub to be established in Melbourne

A new multidisciplinary hub for sports research, development and performance will be established in the heart of Melbourne’s sporting precinct, thanks to $15 million from the Coalition Government. Victoria Sport will improve the physical and mental health as well as performance of athletes and build a stronger, evidence-based approach to sports injury prevention, treatment and…

Desperate Labor and Unions Running Old Medicare Campaign

Labor and the Unions are so desperate to run a Mediscare campaign, they have been caught out trying to push on social media, their old Mediscare campaign from 2016. This shows how dishonest Labor and the Unions will be in trying to run a scare campaign on health, after the failure of Bill Shorten to…

New $8 Million Health and Hospital Expansion in Victor Harbor

The Morrison Government will invest $8.4 million to expand hospital care and dialysis services in South Australia’s rapidly growing region of Victor Harbor. Funding from the Government’s Community Health and Hospitals Program (CHHP) will deliver new services to the region that will enable a more timely transfer of patients requiring admission from the emergency department…

$2Million for the National LGBTI Health Alliance

The Morrison Government will provide an additional $2 million to the National LGBTI Health Alliance over two years for the peer support telephone and online support service, QLife. Demand for the service has steadily increased over the past four years —up 20 per cent in 2017-18 alone. The service has also increased its service hours…

$5 million secured for redevelopment of Rosebud Hospital

The Morrison Government will invest $5 million into stage one of the redevelopment of Rosebud Hospital on the Mornington Peninsula as part of a comprehensive plan to improve local health and mental health. Liberal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the funding would help revolutionise healthcare on the Mornington Peninsula. “Residents and…

NOVEL LIFE-SAVING CANCER THERAPY NOW AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA

I am proud to announce that the novel life-saving cancer treatment CAR-T therapy will become available in Australia, saving patients from travelling overseas for the treatment that costs up to $500,000. CAR-T therapy, Kymriah®, will be made available to Australian children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia that has relapsed or is refractory to…

FREE NATIONAL FLU VACCINATION PROGRAM FOR 2019 COMMENCES

I encourage Australians to get a flu shot as more than six million doses of influenza vaccine become available for free for eligible people through the Federal-Government funded National Immunisation Program (NIP). On the advice of the medical authorities vaccines are being distributed to states and territories and will be available from mid-April to help protect Australians against this…

LABOR CAUGHT OUT POLITICISING THE FLU SEASON

The election is only hours old and already we have the most disgraceful health scare campaign from Labor – this time on the flu vaccination and children. It is utterly shameful that Daniel Andrews is politicising the flu season and we utterly reject the Victorian Labor Government’s assertion. Daniel Andrews has been caught out deliberately…

$19.7 million National Men’s Health Strategy

The Liberal National Government will today launch the National Men’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 with more that $19 million to guide action over the decade to improve the health and wellbeing of every Australian man and boy.   We will release the National Men’s Health Strategy, which sets out a national approach to improving health outcomes…