Media Releases

Construction underway for Rosebud Aquatic Centre

Residents on the Southern Peninsula are getting closer to having a new place to swim in both summer and winter with construction due to commence on the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Rosebud Aquatic Centre.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, today joined with members of the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council at the…

Cuts to deeming rates a cash boost for more than 1 million Australians

Nearly 10,000 people on the Mornington Peninsula will benefit from a multimillion boost across the next four years following the Morrison Government’s decision to cut deeming rates.   Minister for Families and Social Services Senator Anne Ruston said the changes would benefit about 628,000 age pensioners and more than 455,000 people receiving other payments.  …

A $2.8 million focus on Diabetes

The Morrison Government is committed to tackling diabetes and is investing $2.8 million to help prevent and treat diabetes-related blindness and foot complications. Diabetes is a chronic condition that impacts the lives of more than 1.2 million Australians. Coinciding with National Diabetes Week, Morrison Government funding will support two new programs: $1.5 million will be…

Proposed Regulatory Action for Textured Breast Implants

Australia’s medical device regulator, has today announced that it is proposing to take strong and decisive action to suspend or cancel and recall certain textured breast implants from the Australian Market, following a review of apparent links to rare forms of cancer.   The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) proposed regulatory action follows an extensive review…

Child immunisation at record levels

The number of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to increase to record levels with new data showing more parents are getting the message to protect their children with life-saving vaccines. New data for the March 2019 quarter reveals immunisation rates for all five year olds is 94.78 per cent which is our highest…

Government accepts Stillbirth Report Recommendations

The Morrison Government has accepted the recommendations made by the Senate Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education Report. Our Government has agreed to, or agreed in principle to all the recommendations, and our response includes: developing a National Stillbirth Action and Implementation Plan in collaboration with state and territory governments and in consultation with…

Medicare bulk billing at record levels

New Medicare data shows nearly nine out of 10 Australians visit their GPs without paying a cent with GP bulk billing rates at a record 86 per cent in the nine months from July 2018 to March 2019.   This is up 4 percentage points compared to when Labor was last in office and a…