Towards Zero Forum – suicide prevention

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…

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New Grants Available to help the Mornington Peninsula get active

The Morrison Government’s $19.6 million Driving Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity grants program is open now.   Local not-for-profit organisations including community organisations, sporting organisations and local government entities are invited to apply to assist Australians to get more involved in more sport and recreational activities.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon.…

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$500,000 for Men’s Sheds across Australia

The Morrison Government is continuing to support the Men’s Shed movement with today’s announcement of successful grant recipients under the National Shed Development Programme. In the latest round, 135 Men’s Sheds across Australia will share in $500,000 in grants that will help buy tools and equipment, maintain infrastructure, coordinate training and host community activities about…

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$90 million boost for indigenous health

The Morrison Government is investing an additional $90 million over three years in the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP), to further support the delivery of culturally appropriate, comprehensive primary health care.   A new way of funding primary health care has also been introduced for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS), benefiting the Indigenous health…

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$67.6 million to support National Critical Care and Trauma response centre and new facilities in Darwin

The Morrison Government has formalised $67.6 million for Northern Territory critical infrastructure, to expand Australia’s capacity to respond to disasters and health emergencies in Australia and the surrounding region.   The Darwin-based National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre’s (NCCTRC) reputation as a world leader in disaster and health emergency response continues to go from…

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Mental Health a COAG priority

Health ministers have unanimously agreed to work in partnership to address the nationally critical issue of mental health.   This historic breakthrough sets a new direction that will help deliver a seamless integrated mental health system – a once in a generation reform that puts the patient at the centre of care. It is an…

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