Australia’s child immunisation rates at record levels

The number of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to increase to record levels with new data showing more parents are getting the message to protect their children with life-saving vaccines.   New data for the September 2018 quarter reveals the nation-wide immunisation rates for five year olds was 94.62 per cent, which is…

Calling carers to join high-tech dementia connection

A high-tech regional network is being rolled out to support carers of people with dementia in the electorate of Flinders, thanks to a $1.7 million investment from the Liberal National Government.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, said local carers were being asked to join the Virtual Dementia Friendly Rural Communities…

Former Wallabies star joins Greg Hunt’s Walk for Autism

Former Wallabies star Owen Finegan will join with Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt next month as part of the Minister’s 500km Walk For Autism.   Mr Finegan played 56 times for the Wallabies, alongside 90 appearances for the ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby.   Finegan played a crucial part in the Wallabies 1999 Rugby Union…

Local Sporting Champions Grant to close soon

Time is running out for local junior athletes to apply for round 2 of the 2018-19 Local Sporting Champions (LSC) program, with applications due to close on 31 October 2018   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP has urged young athletes to apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant to help support…

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…