The Morrison Government is investing more than $6.6 million in four research projects that seek to answer important public health questions around melanoma detection in high-risk patients, the effectiveness of breast MRIs, the cost of chronic fatigue and mobile x-rays at residential aged care facilities. These projects are funded under the Medical Research Future…Details
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The Morrison Government is progressing its 10-year National Preventive Health Strategy, with an Expert Steering Committee selected to inform the strategy’s development. The Strategy aims to help Australians improve their health at all stages of life, through early intervention, better information and targeting modifiable risk factors, and the broader causes of poor health. …Details
The Morrison Government is investing more than $33 million for research into health care practices and interventions that will focus on people with, or at risk of developing chronic conditions. The research will examine new and improved ways to help Australians adopt healthier lifestyles, and explore new models of coordinated care for those battling…Details
Local Sporting Champions continues to support more aspiring young sportspeople than ever before, with Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, encouraging families on the Mornington Peninsula to apply for the next round of the popular grants program by 30 September 2019. The Morrison Government’s Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance…Details
The Australian Government is working proactively to find solutions to support patients following an unexpected shortage of nuclear medicine scans in hospitals and medical centres. An equipment failure, which occurred at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisations’ (ANSTO) facility at Lucas Heights, means supplies of Technetium-99m (TC-99m) are limited. I am advised…Details
As we mark World Sepsis Day, the Morrison Government has announced $1.5 million in funding to combat this devastating condition. Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by your body’s response to an infection. Your immune system protects you from many illnesses and infections, but it’s also possible for it to go into overdrive in…Details
Mornington Peninsula schools will this week receive an educational kit encouraging students to learn more about Remembrance Day in the lead up to 11 November, when veterans will be commemorated for their service and sacrifice in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the kits are…Details
The Morrison Government has increased its support for men battling prostate cancer, after it launched the Position Statement for Distress Screening and Psychosocial Care for Men with Prostate Cancer, developed by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men, with around 19,500 men in Australia being…Details
The Morrison Government is offering grants of up to $20,000 for schools and organisations to give our kids science opportunities in Australia and abroad. The Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions program is now open for applications. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the Grants would…Details
The Morrison Government is investing over $5.5 million in an approach that will help two of the nation’s leading mental health organisations reduce suicide rates and improve mental health outcomes for First Australians. Tomorrow is World Suicide Prevention Day and this is an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide prevention and to shine a…Details