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$12 million to protect and expand Heart of Australia mobile cardiology and other services in rural Queensland

North Queenslanders will now be able to access a mobile cardiology service with the Liberal National Government announcing $12 million in funding to Heart of Australia.   Funding will support their two mobile specialist clinics and help to provide a third service which will service Northern Queensland and the Cape, bringing the total number communities…


Help on the way for lung cancer patients

Hundreds of families across Australia will save close to $90,000 each year from a $96 million investment our Government is making to ensure lung cancer medicine is affordable. Help is on the way for around 400 patients diagnosed with lung cancer with our Government listing Tagrisso®  (Osimertinib) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 February. Patients would pay…


$1.45 billion to strengthen mental health services and support job security

The Liberal National Government will provide a record $1.45 billion for community mental health services and change the funding model to ensure security for both jobs and services. The funding will be provided through our Government’s innovative 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs), which are independent regional health organisations that commission health services, including mental health,…


$25 million for a new medicines discovery centre

The Liberal National Government is providing $25 million to help establish a new national Drug Discovery Centre that aims to turn scientific discoveries into new medicines faster.   The centre, at Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, will help bring lifesaving medicines to patients with the help of advanced robotic gear.  …


More scholarships for regional students on the Southern Peninsula

Federal Member for Flinders, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP has encouraged students across the Southern Mornington Peninsula to apply for a Government-funded scholarship to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) course.   Minister Hunt said the Morrison Government is increasing the number of scholarships available through the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program…