Media Releases

$500,000 Grants available to local aged care providers

Local aged care services are being invited to share in $40 million now available to improve their operations, for the benefit of local seniors.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said aged care providers could apply for one-off grants of up to $500,000 to undertake infrastructure extensions.   “The new Aged…

$1 million for cancer research at Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

The Morrison Government is investing $1 million to expand a rare cancers clinical trial being conducted by the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute to reach patients living in regional areas.   The trial is focused on three rare cancers – gastrointestinal, neuroendocrine and genitourinary – and involves the immunotherapy drugs Ipilimumab and Nivolumab.   The…

$48 million investment in cancer treatments on PBS

The Morrison Government will invest $48 million to list new treatments for lymphoma and multiple myeloma on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), benefiting hundreds of patients and saving families up to $100,000 a year.   From October 1 around 700 patients with untreated advanced follicular lymphoma – a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – will no…

Backing local small business

Small businesses on the Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast are set to benefit from additional opportunities to invest in their business and replace or upgrade their assets, with legislation to extend the $20,000 instant asset write-off passing the Parliament.   The legislation delivers on the Coalition Government’s 2018-19 Budget announcement to extend the $20,000 write-off…

Nominations open for Mobile Black Spot Program

The Coalition Government has re-opened the Mobile Black Spot Program’s Database of Reported Black Spot Locations for new nominations from state and local governments, and Federal Members of Parliament.   Residents in Flinders are strongly encouraged to nominate mobile phone black spot locations in their area to help inform the rollout of the next round…

Family Support Funding secured for Cerberus Cottage

Cerberus Cottage in Crib Point has received close to $15,000 thanks to the Australian Government’s Family Support Funding Program.   The Family Support Funding Program provides $1.4 million in funding to not-for-profit organisations to deliver local community programs with a strong focus on supporting Defence families and the Defence community.   The Cottage received $14,940…

$106 million boost to support older Australians with better care

The Morrison Government will significantly boost support for older Australians with an injection of $106 million to support better facilities, better care and better standards in aged care.   Australia’s tough new aged care cop – the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission – will receive a further $16 million to police quality, boost specialist…

Critical private health insurance legislation passes Parliament

Private health insurance will be simpler and more affordable with critical legislation passing Parliament today which delivers a wide ranging package of reforms which were announced last year.   I welcome the bi-partisan support shown by Labor in supporting these important reforms.   Insurers will now able to discount hospital insurance premiums for 18 to…

New law to protect patients against medicine shortages

The supply of critical and life-saving medicine to Australian patients will now be protected with the Parliament passing the Morrison Government’s landmark legislation last night.   Under the new law, medicine companies will now have to report shortages of important medicines as soon as they occur.   In addition, if a critical drug is being…