Free flu vaccines for Aboriginal children and $12 million to boost immunisation

The Liberal National Government will ensure 170,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents are vaccinated against the flu for free and additionally provide a $12 million to boost a nation immunisation education campaign.   I am delighted to announce that seasonal influenza vaccines will be available at no cost through the National Immunisation…

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The HeartKids Project: $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease

The Liberal National Government will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease,  which affects more than 65,000 Australians.   Today, on international day for congenital heart disease, our Government will provide $20 million for medical research into congenital heart disease.   This funding from the Medical Research Future Fund will…

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$32 million program to support Australian researchers

The Liberal National Government is providing the medical research sector a $32 million boost over four years to help researchers make their medical breakthroughs a commercial success.   Funded through the landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), the Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) grant initiative will assist Australian researchers gain access to entrepreneurial…

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$26 million for perinatal mental health

The Liberal National Government will support the mental health of expectant and new parents with $26 million for a new Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program.   The impending birth and arrival of a baby—the perinatal period—brings incredible joy as well as new challenges and responsibilities which can be overwhelming.   Each year, an estimated…

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Full sails for McCrae Yacht Club

The McCrae Yacht Club will receive a welcome boost to its upgrade plans after securing $147,000 through round two of the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Grants program.   The funding will allow the club to proceed with plans to improve disability access, install additional female facilities and undergo expansion to improve participation.   Federal…

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