I join the Prime Minister in providing my deepest thanks to Ms Glenys Beauchamp PSM for her distinguished public service career which has spanned over 30 years. Ms Glenys Beauchamp PSM has been an outstanding Secretary of the Department of Health since her appointment to the position in September 2017. Ms Beauchamp has…Details
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The Morrison Government is investing $9 million over four years to build public confidence in the safety of telecommunications networks – including new 5G mobile networks – and to address misinformation about electromagnetic energy (EME) emissions which has caused concern in some parts of the community. New initiatives include additional scientific research and further…Details
The Morrison Government’s $185 million Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission has taken another positive step forward today, with the release of the draft Roadmap for public consultation. The consultation will present the Australian public with an opportunity to assess the draft Roadmap, and offer feedback on the current strategy. It will ultimately…Details
Local autism support charity, the Light Up Autism Foundation (LUAF), will receive $20,000 in Australian Government Funds to help them transition to the NDIS. The grant has been provided through the second round of the Transition Assistance Funding Initiative under the Boosting the Local Care Workforce program. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon.…Details
The current bushfire crisis that is impacting large parts of Australia has devastated individuals and communities. The Australian Government is taking action on this significant public health problem. The medium-term health effects of the recent bushfires will be studied under two major research streams commissioned by the Government. The Government will provide $5…Details
The Morrison Government is helping to improve community water supply by delivering $300,000 for improved recycled water infrastructure on the Mornington Peninsula. The project will deliver Grade-A recycled water from Melbourne Water’s South Eastern Outfall at Emil Madsen Reserve on Wooralla Drive in Mt Eliza, to a storage dam on Mornington Golf Course. …Details
More mental health support services will be immediately provided to firefighters, emergency personnel, individuals and communities impacted by the ongoing bushfire disaster. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said an initial $76 million would fund free counselling sessions, extra Medicare and tele-health consultations, an expansion of headspace services for young Australians, and community recovery initiatives. “These bushfires…Details
The Australian Government is providing an additional 576,000 P2 masks to South Australia, Tasmania and Australian Defence Force personnel to support bushfire-affected communities. An additional 505,000 masks have been reserved for New South Wales and 505,600 masks have been reserved for Victoria, following a request from these states. The Government has already provided…Details
The Morrison Government is implementing temporary, emergency measures to ensure people affected by the current bushfire situation are able to continue to receive Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) subsidised medicines when a doctor’s prescription is not immediately available. These changes will help people with ongoing medical needs including those with asthma, lung disease, diabetes, heart disease…Details
The Morrison/McCormack Government has put in place emergency protocols to expedite the process of getting GPs and allied health workers to bushfire-affected communities where they are needed most. The Department of Health and Department of Human Services will prioritise all applications from doctors who want to work in medical practices in bushfire-affected communities. …Details