People living in Flinders can have their say on the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into the aged care sector through an online feedback tool. This Royal Commission will primarily look at the quality of care provided in Residential and Home Aged Care for senior Australians, but also include young people with…Details
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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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details