Support for headspace boosts youth mental health in Flinders

Mental health care for young Australians is set for a $51.8 million funding boost. Federal Member for Flinders and Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the Government’s extra investment in the national network of headspace centres and the digital portal, eheadspace, means young people will have access to around 14,000 additional services…

Investing in the next generation of student leaders

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has encouraged students, researchers and professionals in the community to apply for a share of up to $119 million in funding as part of the Morrison Government’s new Endeavour Leadership Program.   Mr Hunt said applications for the program were now open and will close on…

Applications open for Parliament’s My First Speech Competition

Schools and individual students from the Flinders electorate are invited to participate in the Parliament of Australia’s ‘My First Speech’ Competition.   Students in years 10-12, as well as their schools, are tasked with writing a 3 minute speech about issues they are passionate about then record themselves presenting the speech on video.   Winners…

Daryl Somers to join Greg Hunt’s Walk for Autism Launch

Australian television icon Daryl Somers will join Greg Hunt MP to launch the Minister’s 2018 500km Walk for Autism later this month.   Minister Hunt will be joined by Mr Somers, members of the Abacus Learning Centre, the Light up Autism Foundation and the local community, to begin the walk from Arthurs Seat Summit on…

Fostering Integration Grants to Help Migrants Succeed

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP says not-for-profit organisations around the Flinders electorate can now apply for $5 million worth of grants to help migrants better integrate into Australian life.   The Commonwealth Government’s Fostering Integration Grant Program will support the delivery of one-off projects and new or expanded initiatives that encourage…

Applications open for $200 million Building Better Regions Round

Communities in Flinders are invited to apply for a share in $200 million under Round 3 of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, is urging communities in the region to take advantage of the fund and get local infrastructure and community-building projects of all…

Kevin Sheedy to join Greg Hunt’s 500km Walk for Autism

AFL coaching legend Kevin Sheedy will join Minister Greg Hunt on his 500km Walk for Autism later this year.   From the 29th October to the 16th November 2018, Minister Hunt will visit schools and local towns to increase awareness and understanding for Australians with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).   The former Essendon and Greater…

Cheaper medicines for Australian patients

Australian patients and their families will save money when a mandated price drop kicks in on October 1 on over 226 medicine brands listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   The price drops will save consumers and taxpayers more than $344 million, delivering cheaper medicines for patients and more support for listing more new…

Funding secured for the Willum Warrain Aboriginal Men’s Shed

The Willum Warrain Aboriginal Men’s Shed has been awarded a grant of $2,357 from the Morrison Government for vital safety upgrades under round 17 of the Government’s National Shed Development Programme.   Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP today congratulated the Men’s Shed for its successful application for the grant.   “Like similar…

$36 million for national suicide prevention projects

The Morrison Government will invest more than $36 million in national suicide prevention projects to raise awareness of the impact of suicide and to support Australians who may be at risk.   The funding, through the National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program, will help to deliver important awareness and stigma reduction activities, research, and…