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State Budget a test for Victorian Labor

Monday’s Victorian Budget provides a stern test as to how seriously the Victorian Labor Government takes investment on the Mornington Peninsula.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said he hoped Victorian Labor would join with the Federal Coalition Government to invest into the Peninsula community.   “For five months, the Labor…

Funding Vital Medical Research

The Liberal National Government will funding 10 highly promising research projects that aim to tackle medical conditions such as epilepsy, dementia, antibiotic resistance, cerebral palsy and stroke. The projects, funded under Stage One of the bold Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Frontiers initiative, will receive funding of up to $1 million each over one year…

New Mental Health Services for young people and to treat eating disorders

The Government will allocate $16.5 million to expand mental health services which will benefit the residents of Higgins. A new headspace centre will be established in Glen Iris to support young people dealing with mental health challenges. And a $13 million residential centre for treating eating disorders will be established through the South East Primary…

Labor resorts to desperate scare tactics as new low in politics

Labor’s desperate scare campaign has hit a new low today. Suggestions that the Liberal Government is responsible for the deaths of people is a disgrace. Shadow Health Minister Catherine King should apologise for this outrageous claim. Unlike Bill Shorten the facts don’t lie. Federal hospital funding to the states has grown from $13.3 billion in…

Labor has serious questions to answer over hospital funding

Labor has serious questions to answer after failing to provide additional funding for the state’s hospitals in its costings.   And now we see a report from New South Wales about extra costs under its parent visa plan.   New South Wales Treasury analysis has found that state alone could face an estimated unfunded additional…

$250,000 for RM Hooper Reserve

A re-elected Liberal National Government will invest $250,000 to upgrade Mornington Peninsula Shire facilities at RM Hooper Reserve in Tuerong. Liberal Member for Flinders, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP said the investment would not just benefit the local Tuerong community, but the whole of Western Port. “Backing on to Bittern Bushland Reserve, RM Hooper Reserve…

$100,000 to fix Rye Primary School basketball courts

A re-elected Liberal National Government will invest $100,000 to fix the sloping and cracked basketball courts at Rye Primary School.   For the past three years, the school’s sporting captains have been holding community events to raise funds to fix the basketball courts, which have significant slope, large divots in the bitumen and only one…

$9.6 million for Children’s Cancer

A re-elected Morrison Government will commit $9.6 million to ensure children with cancer have the best chance in survival through a range of clinical trials and research projects. The funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research (EPCD) initiative will be provided to the Children’s Cancer Foundation to ensure…