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Unmetered monthly data on the way for NBN Satellite customers

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, today welcomed the announcement by NBN Co’s to provide increased data allowances for regional Australians using Sky Muster satellite services.   Minister Hunt said that the announced change recognises that people living in regional Australia have the same internet requirements as those living in cities.  …

Labor’s Property Tax to hit Flinders

Home owners and property renters in Flinders will be hit hard by Labor’s ill-conceived property tax.   “In Flinders, there are more than 7181 people who negative gear their property and stand to lose if Labor has its way,” Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said.   “Labor’s property tax will not…

All locals have a role to play in National Recycling Week

Locals from the Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast are being urged to think about the way they recycle this month as part of National Recycling Week.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said everyone has a role to play in increasing recycling.   “We all have a role to play in…

One-stop-shop for financial complaints opens for business

Starting this month, local consumers and small business will be spared the expense and inconvenience associated with taking financial complaints to court, with the Coalition Government’s Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) open for business. “This new one-stop shop will deliver free, fast and binding service for all financial complaints, whether they relate to banks, credit…

New school-based program to support children’s mental health

A new school-based mental health program that aims to give teachers the tools to help students manage their mental health will be launched today following a $98.6 million investment from the Morrison Government.   The program Be You will be delivered by beyondblue in partnership with headspace and Early Childhood Australia.   Minister for Health…

Today interview with Georgie Gardner

E&OE… Topics: Australia has eliminated rubella, Walk for Autism.   GEORGIE GARDNER: Now to health news. And rubella – formerly known as German measles – has officially been wiped out in Australia. The World Health Organization has declared the disease – once feared by pregnant women – eradicated. For more, I’m joined by Health Minister…

Rubella officially eliminated from Australia

In a highly significant public health accomplishment for Australia, the World Health Organization (WHO) has verified that Australia has eliminated rubella, a contagious viral illness that can result in miscarriage or stillbirth.   Rubella, also known as German measles, is a contagious viral illness that causes a fever, rash and swollen lymph glands.   If…

500km Walk for Autism begins

Today the Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP officially set off on his 500km walk around the electorate of Flinders to increase awareness about autism and raise funds for Abacus Learning Centre in Hastings and the Light up Autism Foundation.   The Minister was joined by Members of the Abacus Learning Centre…