$26 million for perinatal mental health

The Liberal National Government will support the mental health of expectant and new parents with $26 million for a new Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program.   The impending birth and arrival of a baby—the perinatal period—brings incredible joy as well as new challenges and responsibilities which can be overwhelming.   Each year, an estimated…

Today interview with Allison Langdon

E&OE…                       Topics: New $662 million aged care package to support senior Australians; aged care royal commission; retiree’s tax; federal election.   ALLISON LANGDON: Well, the Government has just announced a massive funding boost for the aged care sector meaning elderly residents will be able to stay at home for longer.   A massive $662…

Doorstop – Mandurah

E&OE…                       Topics: $25 million for Peel Health Campus; Sustainable Health Review; Donations; Flinders   MARGARET STURDY: Hello. I’m Margaret Sturdy, I’m the Chief Executive Officer of Peel Health Campus. It gives me great delight today to introduce the Member for Canning Andrew Hastie to our site, who will introduce the federal Minister for Health.…

Doorstop – Perth

E&OE…   Topics: $10 million for research into precision medicines; Stirling; Labor’s tax policy   GREG HUNT: It’s great to be here with Ben Morton and Andrew Hastie and Steve Irons.   Today’s a great day for WA. Today’s a great day for Australia. And potentially, it’s a great day for the world.   The…

$25 million for Peel Health Campus

The Liberal National Government will invest $25 million to upgrade the Peel Health Campus (PHC) in Western Australia, improving important health services for people in Mandurah and the Peel region.   An investment of $21 million through our Government’s Community Health and Hospitals Fund will deliver the expansion of the Emergency Department, the construction of…

$10 million for research into precision medicines

The Liberal National Government is investing $10 million in research that will help use a person’s DNA and their environment to help create personalised medicine for a multitude of medical conditions including obesity, autism, and type 2 diabetes.   The funding will go to the Perth-based Australian National Phenome Centre at Murdoch University, which is…

$375 million for 50 MRI licences

The Liberal National Government will expand its MRI program to 50 new MRI licences, giving patients from all around Australia access to life saving scans.   As we mark World Cancer Day, this investment will allow patients to access Medicare-subsidised lifesaving scans for cancer as well as stroke, heart and other medical conditions.   An…

$54.5 million for type 1 diabetes research

The Liberal National Government will provide $54.5 million for research that will give new hope and support to the more than 120,000 Australian children and adults living with type 1 diabetes.   The funding is provided through the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).   Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Australia will receive $25 million…

ABC interview with Jon Faine

E&OE…                       Topics: Flinders; My Health Record   JON FAINE:             Former Liberal but now independent member of the federal parliament Julia Banks has confirmed that she will run in Flinders against the Health Minister and Member for Flinders Greg Hunt.   So that means that Oliver Yates from the Clean Energy Fund is running against…

Doorstop – Sydney

E&OE…                       Topics: $36.8 million for Parkinson’s disease; My Health Record; Electorate of Flinders and Kooyong   GREG HUNT: Look, I’m delighted to be here today joined by obviously Member for North Sydney Trent Zimmerman, Senator for New South Wales John Wacka Williams, Professor Antony Cooper, who is the lead of the Australian Parkinson’s Mission,…