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Construction complete for Bunguyan Reserve stage one

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, today joined with members of the Tyabb community to celebrate the completion of Stage 1 upgrades to Bunguyan Reserve.   As part of upgrades jointly funded by the Morrison Government, the Mornington Peninsula Shire and the Victorian Government, the Reserve now has improved infrastructure, including:  …

A New Frontier in Emergency Stroke Care

A team of Melbourne researchers have been awarded a $1 million dollar grant through the Morrison Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Frontiers initiative to develop, test and ultimately implement portable brain imaging tools in air and road ambulances.   The new technologies will better equip first responders and have the potential to transform access…

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES TO PROTECT LOCAL ENVIRONMENTS

The Morrison Government is investing more than $22 million in a new program to support local environmental projects, giving communities on the Mornington Peninsula new opportunities to protect and care for our natural environment.   Under the Government’s Communities Environment Program, each electorate will be provided with up to $150,000 to fund up to 20…

$13 million to combat tuberculosis in our region

The Australian Government has announced a $13 million commitment to help support global efforts in eradicating one of the world’s most dangerous diseases. Our Government’s investment will help control and eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in the South East Asia and Pacific region, a communicable disease that can cross borders, seas and continents. TB is the world’s…

Applications now open for Stronger Communities Programme

The Liberal and Nationals’ Government has committed $150,000 to fund up to 20 local community infrastructure projects across the Mornington Peninsula.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said projects would be funded as part of a $22.65 million investment nationwide under Round 5 of the Stronger Communities Programme.   “These investments…

National strategy to increase breastfeeding

The Morrison Government has today launched The Australian Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and Beyond, backed by a $10 million investment to support, encourage and promote breastfeeding. The Strategy, which has been endorsed by all States and Territories through the COAG Health Council, provides an enduring policy framework for all Governments to provide a supportive and enabling…

CAR-T Cell Cancer Therapy to Save Lives

The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments work together to make CAR-T Cell Therapy available to patients CAR-T Cell Therapy is one of the most expensive treatments ever to be brought to Australia More than 95 Victorians are diagnosed with cancer every day   The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments have worked together to bring the revolutionary, life-saving…

New Support for People with Severe Mental Illness in the ACT

The Morrison Government has invested more than $1.3 million to help support people living with severe mental illness in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).   Funding will be allocated over four years to Capital Health Network, to plan and commission new psychosocial support services.   Psychosocial services will assist people with mental illness who are…

Boosting Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry

The Morrison Government will boost the nation’s medicinal cannabis industry by prioritising projects that have been granted Major Project Status (MPS) and ultimately driving economic growth.   MPS, managed through the Department of Industry is awarded to projects which will make a significant contribution in the areas of exports, jobs and industry development, particularly in…

Labor caught misleading on MRI licences

Labor’s Anthony Albanese and Chris Bowen have both been caught out misleading the Australian public.   During an Adelaide radio interview today the Leader of the Opposition stated Labor only provided Medicare licences for MRI’s to public hospitals when in office.   ALP Claim: ~31 July 2019 – ALBANESE… “when Labor was in office that…