Media Releases

Victorian Government Joins Commonwealth In Supporting Youth Mental Health Hub

In good news for the southern Mornington Peninsula, the Victorian Government has joined the Morrison Government in providing funding for the Southern Peninsula Youth Mental Health Hub.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, welcomed the investment from the Victorian Government following two years of community campaigning following Commonwealth investment.   “As…

More support for travel agents on the Mornington Peninsula

Travel agents on the Mornington Peninsula can benefit from sharing in additional funding support of $130 million from the Morrison Government.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said local travel agents should apply for funding support in Round 2 of the COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program, which opens later this month.…

Delivering more Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in the NT

The Australian Government is investing $8.75 million over four years to provide additional health services in the Northern Territory as part of its commitment to strengthen Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.   Delivered through the Northern Territory Pathways to Community Control program (NT P2CC), the funding will provide First Nations people with access to effective,…

Continued improvement for Mornington Peninsula Roads

As part of our $1.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, The Morrison Government has approved funding for road community projects on the Mornington Peninsula, which is boosting the economy during COVID-19 by supporting local jobs creators and businesses.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said getting shovels in the…

Community stops AGL Gas Plant in Crib Point

In welcome news for the Mornington Peninsula, the Andrews Government has heeded the calls of the local community and elected representatives, rejecting the proposed AGL gas plant in Crib Point   Thanks to the work of Save Westernport, the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Neale Burgess MP and others in the local community, Planning Minister Richard Wynne…

Over 500,000 Australians vaccinated against COVID-19

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program is well under way, with more than 500,000 Australians receiving a free jab as part of the Phase 1 rollout. There have been more than 507,000 vaccines at the close of business on Friday. 329,000 vaccines have been administered in state and territory vaccination clinics, 97,000 vaccines have been administered in…

$27 million for next-generation medical research

$27 million for next-generation medical research   Ten new medical research projects, including an education program to improve health literacy for socio-economically and culturally diverse new parents will be funded, thanks to the Morrison Government and the Australian medical community.   The Parenting+ project, funded through the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Partnership Project…

REPAYING VALUED VETERANS, B.E.S.T. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

As valued members of our Mornington Peninsula, Flinders Ex-Service organisations (ESO) who assist veterans and their families are hereby invited to attend the 2021-22 B.E.S.T. (Building Excellence in Support and Training) grants program, which are now open. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the services provided by advocacy groups are highly…

Taking new medical devices from discovery to manufacture

From today, Australia’s best and brightest researches can apply for the fourth and final round of the $45 million BioMedTech Horizons (BMTH) program, which has been successful in bringing cutting edge medical devices to market.   The Australian Government, through the BMTH program, offers $3.2 million in partnership projects to help get innovative new medical…