The Morrison Government has taken another important step in its ‘Towards Zero’ suicide prevention goal, with phase two of the Black Dog Institute’s Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention (CRESP II) officially launched in Sydney today. Supported by a $2.5 million Government investment, the Centre’s research will focus on the early detection of…Details
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Australians living with non-small cell lung cancer and early stage acute lymphoblastic leukaemia will be able to access better treatment options with new listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) coming into effect on 1 December 2019. More than 2,200 patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer will now be able to access Keytruda® (pembrolizumab)…Details
Students from prep to year six will benefit from new and upgraded classrooms at St Brendan’s in Somerville, funded in part by a $1,200,000 Capital Grants Program injection by the Morrison Government. Federal member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, yesterday opened new learning spaces and refurbished administration areas at the school, saying…Details
Locals in Western Port will be better protected for the upcoming fire season following the official opening of the Crib Point CFA’s new fire station. The new station gives the CFA two new truck bays, increased height in the motor pool to allow for more modern tankers, a breathing apparatus repair room, as well…Details
Lovers of lawn bowls on the Mornington Peninsula will be able to put their forehand and backhand draw into practice more often, following the completion of $230,000 upgrades at the Mount Martha Bowls Club. With the help of a $25,000 Community Development Grant from the Morrison Government, the Club has replaced their old, dilapidated…Details
Today marks the start of National Skin Cancer Action Week, a reminder to all Australians of the importance of staying protected in the sun. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. This includes Melanoma and non-Melanoma skin cancers. Melanoma is expected to be the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer,…Details
Australians suffering from debilitating rare cancers and diseases will experience new hope, thanks to the largest investment in clinical trials in any single round in Australian history. Through its landmark Medical Research Future Fund, the Morrison Government is investing $55 million to research rare cancers and diseases. Under the round, the Government is…Details
Commemorative projects on the Mornington Peninsula may benefit from a funding boost and increased eligibility thanks to the Morrison Government’s Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program. The revised guidelines will see a shift in focus to conflicts post the First World War, and encourage multimedia and digital projects including documentaries, digital honour rolls…Details
Today is World Diabetes Day—an important awareness raising initiative that this year focuses on the role family plays in managing, treating and identifying diabetes. To mark the day, the Morrison Government has announced the Type 1 Diabetes Management in Schools program will commence in early 2020, in readiness for the new school year. …Details
A landmark forum in Canberra today has moved Australia a step closer to a coordinated, national approach to suicide prevention. The forum brought together people from diverse community organisations, the health and government sectors, and people with lived experience. Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, attended the forum, and…Details