Media Releases

New Grants Available to help the Mornington Peninsula get active

The Morrison Government’s $19.6 million Driving Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity grants program is open now.   Local not-for-profit organisations including community organisations, sporting organisations and local government entities are invited to apply to assist Australians to get more involved in more sport and recreational activities.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon.…

$500,000 for Men’s Sheds across Australia

The Morrison Government is continuing to support the Men’s Shed movement with today’s announcement of successful grant recipients under the National Shed Development Programme. In the latest round, 135 Men’s Sheds across Australia will share in $500,000 in grants that will help buy tools and equipment, maintain infrastructure, coordinate training and host community activities about…

$90 million boost for indigenous health

The Morrison Government is investing an additional $90 million over three years in the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP), to further support the delivery of culturally appropriate, comprehensive primary health care.   A new way of funding primary health care has also been introduced for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS), benefiting the Indigenous health…

$67.6 million to support National Critical Care and Trauma response centre and new facilities in Darwin

The Morrison Government has formalised $67.6 million for Northern Territory critical infrastructure, to expand Australia’s capacity to respond to disasters and health emergencies in Australia and the surrounding region.   The Darwin-based National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre’s (NCCTRC) reputation as a world leader in disaster and health emergency response continues to go from…

Medicare access to life-saving treatment for people with eating disorders

From today, Australians with complex eating disorders will be able to access new services through Medicare that will help save lives.   In December 2018, the Morrison Government announced it would invest $110.7 million through Medicare to enable these life-saving services to be subsidised for the first time.   Today, our Government delivers on this…

New Medicare rebates for PET scans for breast cancer

The Morrison Government will make Medicare rebates available for positron emission tomography (PET) scans for breast cancer.   From 1 November 2019, the new Medicare rebates will ensure patients with advanced breast cancer can better manage and plan their treatment.   Around 12,000 patients will benefit from these services each year.   In 2019, the…

Mental Health a COAG priority

Health ministers have unanimously agreed to work in partnership to address the nationally critical issue of mental health.   This historic breakthrough sets a new direction that will help deliver a seamless integrated mental health system – a once in a generation reform that puts the patient at the centre of care. It is an…

CliniKids gives best chance to kids with autism

A new service run by the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth will see clinicians and researchers working side by side to provide cutting-edge interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.   For children with autism and their families, it offers new hope and support through holistic care and access to the best and latest evidence-based…

Victoria signs record hospital funding agreement

The Morrison Government will provide an additional $7.3 billion in funding for Victorian public hospitals and patients following Victoria signing on to the public hospital agreement.   The National Health Agreement from 2020-21 to 2024-25, will deliver record hospital funding in each and every year, providing millions of additional hospital services for patients.   Under…