First imports of medicinal cannabis arrive in Australia

The first two commercial shipments of medicinal cannabis products to be legally imported to Australia have arrived in Melbourne and Perth, following action taken by the Turnbull Government. Children suffering from epilepsy and patients dealing with side effects caused by cancer treatment are most likely to benefit from these products if a doctor believes a…

Delivering $200,000 for CCTV cameras in Rye

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt MP visited Rye on Friday to meet with community members to announce the transfer of funds to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for the installation of CCTV cameras. “I am delighted that the Turnbull Government has provided $200,000 for the installation of six CCTV cameras on the Rye foreshore…

Boosting digital literacy skills at Wallaroo Primary School

Wallaroo Primary School in Hastings is expanding its digital technologies curriculum thanks to $20,000 in Federal funding. The grant is part of the Turnbull Government’s Digital Literacy School Grants Program. Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt said the funds would allow Wallaroo Primary School to create a Digital Hub and support learning in digital technology…

Making $310 million of new vital drugs available for Australian patients

The Turnbull Government is continuing to subsidise more life-changing and life-saving drugs on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) as part of our rock solid commitment to ensuring that Australians have access to vital medicines when they need them. New medicines worth $310 million have been added to the PBS today. Ivacaftor (Kalydeco®) is now available…

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on track with Carrara venue now open

The venue that will host the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) opening and closing ceremonies is now complete, with the purpose-built $105 million Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre in Carrara officially opened today. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the GC2018 venue would host the opening and closing ceremonies and the athletics, badminton, wrestling…

Turnbull Government to deliver $6 million for prostate cancer nurses

The Turnbull Government is providing almost $6 million to continue support for prostate cancer specialist nurses in 15 locations across Australia, with a focus on regional areas. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer affecting men, with over 16,000 Australians expected to be diagnosed this year and although it has a 95 per…

New headspace centre for Whyalla

The Turnbull Government will establish a new headspace mental health service in Whyalla, South Australia to provide ongoing support to young people in the region. This service will provide a welcome boost to local mental health services, in an area previously identified as being of high need. Federal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, said the…

Melbourne Doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Opening of Holmesglen Private Hospital; $5.9 million for prostate cancer nurses; Australian Olympic Committee; Budget GREG HUNT: I am delighted to be here today with Tim Wilson and Robert Cooke for the official opening of Holmesglen Private Hospital. This is a partnership between Healthscope and Holmesglen. It’s exactly what should be happening in…

New campaign to encourage further childhood vaccination

The Turnbull Government is rolling out a new $5.5 million immunisation awareness campaign to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated. While Australia’s immunisation rates are already high, the Government wants all Australian children fully vaccinated before they start school. Research shows that when people are fully informed about the benefits of…