Mornington Peninsula wine a top drop in global markets

Mornington Peninsula wines saw a strong surge in exports volume last year, with a wide range of countries experiencing Australian wines in their own homes. Australian wine exports, including from the Mornington Peninsula wine region, continued to experience phenomenal growth with 2017 volumes topping 800 million litres and export value experiencing its highest annual growth…

Local volunteer heroes urged to apply for National Volunteering Conference

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has called for local volunteers to apply for a scholarship to attend this year’s National Volunteering Conference. Minister Hunt said the scholarships would support volunteer coordinators and community leaders to travel to Sydney for the national conference. “The scholarships recognise the vital role volunteers play in…

Public consultation to toughen the multinational anti-avoidance law

Multinational companies who attempt to avoid Australian taxes will see more loopholes closed under proposed new legislation. The Turnbull Government’s Multinational Anti-Avoidance Law (MAAL) took effect from 1 January 2016 and prevents multinationals from escaping Australian tax by using artificial or contrived arrangements to avoid having a taxable presence in Australia. Today the Government has…

Applications close on February 19 for Local Drug Action Teams

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has urged organisations in the Flinders community to apply for up to $40,000 worth of funding as part of the Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program. The LDAT program provides funding for community groups to plan and execute programs that identify, respond to and prevent alcohol…

Better support for patients with rare diseases

The Turnbull Government is improving Australia’s Life Saving Drugs Program to ensure patients with rare and life threatening diseases continue to get access to vital medicines. Patients will be better supported by a new process for listing drugs on the Program, which includes expanded criteria to consider medicines which both extend a patient’s life and…

Federal funding secured for Phillip Island health project

Bass Coast Health has received $30,000 to provide community education on the range of current services that are available to meet the needs of Phillip Island residents.  Federal Member for Flinders and Minister for Health Greg Hunt MP said this second Federally-funded project will provide information to community members about the results of the Gippsland…

Remarks and Doorstop – University of New South Wales

E&OE…                        Topics: $69 million boost for fight against rare cancers and rare diseases, anti-foreign interference laws, Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership [Remarks] GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Professor Ian Jacobs, the Vice Chancellor here at UNSW. There’s a reason I’ve made…

Continuing rollout of Local Drug Action Teams across Australia

The Turnbull Government is continuing to take action to combat the scourge of ice and other illicit drugs with more Local Drug Action Teams set to rollout across Australia. Applications are now open for the third round of the Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program, which helps to bring the community together to develop local…

$110 million additional investment in child and youth mental health

The Turnbull Government is continuing to build on record levels of investment in mental health services with an additional $110 million to extend and expand mental health programs for young Australians. We know that around four million Australians experience a mental health condition every year.  And people of all ages can be affected – either…