Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, today welcomed the announcement by NBN Co’s to provide increased data allowances for regional Australians using Sky Muster satellite services. Minister Hunt said that the announced change recognises that people living in regional Australia have the same internet requirements as those living in cities. …Details
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Home owners and property renters in Flinders will be hit hard by Labor’s ill-conceived property tax. “In Flinders, there are more than 7181 people who negative gear their property and stand to lose if Labor has its way,” Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said. “Labor’s property tax will not…Details
Locals from the Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast are being urged to think about the way they recycle this month as part of National Recycling Week. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said everyone has a role to play in increasing recycling. “We all have a role to play in…Details
More than 600,000 Australians with diabetes will benefit from cheaper access to products that help them manage their diabetes following the Morrison Government’s improvements to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). From December 1, patients will save up to $126 per year on the cost of already subsidised items listed on the NDSS such as…Details
Antimicrobial resistance, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, and Aged Care are among the second set of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) priorities for 2018-2020. These priorities will help guide the Morrison Government’s project investments. The focus areas for research have been set following a thorough national consultation process with over 1,200 community and…Details
Starting this month, local consumers and small business will be spared the expense and inconvenience associated with taking financial complaints to court, with the Coalition Government’s Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) open for business. “This new one-stop shop will deliver free, fast and binding service for all financial complaints, whether they relate to banks, credit…Details
A thousand adolescents across the country will participate in a trial designed to prevent and reduce the risk of depression, anxiety and eating disorders. The Morrison Government will provide $210,000 to the Healthy Minds Program to trial the mental health and wellbeing project in 10 high schools. The Healthy Minds Program is an…Details
An inspiring guide for children on how to be happier and more resilient will be the focus of a new Australian Government-funded research programme into the benefits of teaching primary school children the skills to manage their own mental health. The book “A for Attitude”, written by Melbourne author Julie Davey, gives primary school…Details
The Morrison Government will introduce further legislative amendments to ensure the safety and privacy of health information in the My Health Record system including provisions to protect people against domestic violence and tougher penalties for those that misuse the system. We have examined the recommendations from the Senate Inquiry, we have listened to concerns…Details
Bass Coast and Phillip Island young apprentices, small business benefit from Bush Wage Subsidy Trial
The Liberal and Nationals’ Government will invest $60 million to trial a wage subsidy as an incentive for employers in regional and rural communities to engage more apprentices. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said under the subsidy, eligible employers on the Bass Coast and Phillip Island will be able to…Details