The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the incidence and severity of perinatal depression and anxiety. Since March 2020, the number of new callers to the Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) helpline has doubled. 43% of all calls to the PANDA helpline come from Victoria. The Morrison Government is supporting expectant and new parents providing $13.6…Details
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The Morrison Government has committed $604,000 to two projects on the Mornington Peninsula under the Fisheries Habitat Restoration Program, to assist in restoring the health and functionality of coastal and estuarine fisheries habitats. Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP said the projects are part of 28 projects across the country to share in…Details
We welcome the continued and sustained reduction in COVID-19 cases in Victoria which has enabled the Victorian Government’s announcement today of a further easing of restrictions. It has been a very challenging time for Victorians. We understand the ability to now travel up to 25 kilometres, spend more time outdoors, go to the hairdresser and…Details
The Morrison Government is funding the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH), the nation’s largest health survey, for another three years. Partners in the ALSWH, the University of Queensland and the University of Newcastle, will receive more than $8.58 million over the next three years. This funding boost complements the Australian Government’s commitment to…Details
The Morrison Government recognises it is a very challenging time for many Australians, with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on daily life and work having taken a considerable toll on the mental health of individuals and communities. This is especially so in Victoria, which has endured the worst of the second wave of the…Details
The Australian Government is investing a total of $2.3 billion to support home-grown researchers and manufacturers to develop and produce a COVID-19 vaccine, while engaging in strategic international partnerships to support access for Australia and our region. Under its COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Strategy, the Australian Government is investing $1.7 billion to pre-order 84.8 million…Details
The Morrison Government is delivering a record $115.5 billion in 2020–21 and $467 billion over the forward estimates to deliver the essential health services Australians need under the Long Term National Health Plan. The 2020–21 Budget funds the Government’s ongoing health response under the Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan, extending initial key COVID-19 health initiatives. It…Details
The summit of Arthurs Seat will receive a safety boost, with $300,000 secured for pedestrian safety upgrades as part of the 2020/21 Budget. The latest funding injection builds on a series of statewide infrastructure investments from the Commonwealth in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, which now total nearly $1.6 billion. Federal Member for Flinders, the…Details
Budget to deliver better access to life changing medicines for liver cancer, eye conditions and Parkinson’s disease
Australians suffering from liver cancer, myopia and Parkinson’s disease will soon have new treatment options, with amended PBS listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) coming into effect. In Tuesday’s budget, the Morrison Government will provide significant investment for new medicines including over $230 million to expand the listing Tecentriq® and Avastin® (atezolizumab and bevacizumab)…Details
The Morrison Government is making significant digital reforms to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to cut red tape for more than 4,000 businesses applying to register medicines and medical devices each year, as part of its Deregulation Agenda which will also improve the timeliness of report on patient safety. Our Government is investing $12…Details