Government boosts funding for community pharmacies to support more rural and regional communities

The Coalition Government is providing more than $100 million for regional, rural and remote pharmacies to better support their communities through an expansion to a critical regional pharmacy program. Over 400 additional pharmacies will be eligible for the Regional Pharmacy Maintenance Allowance (RPMA) program under changes announced today, with very remote pharmacies receiving significant additional…

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Preventing nicotine uptake by young Australians with prescription based vaping

The Government is responding to the independent regulatory decision of the TGA today with a range of measures to support the cessation of smoking, and to help prevent teenagers taking up pathways to smoking.   As noted in the TGA decision (https://www.tga.gov.au/scheduling-decision-final/notice-final-decision-amend-current-poisons-standard-nicotine), from 1 October 2021, consumers importing nicotine will require a doctor’s prescription to…

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$300 million for the improvement of health for all Australians

The Morrison Government is investing $300 million in ground-breaking health and medical research projects across Australia aimed at delivering better treatments, diagnosis and care.   Today’s announcement includes $260 million for 283 research projects through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants scheme.   Associate Professor Tu’uhevaha Kaitu’u-Lino will receive $1.1 million…

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Helping small businesses on the Mornington Peninsula reduce their power bills

Small businesses across the Mornington Peninsula are getting support from the Morrison Government to cut energy costs, putting more money back in the pockets of local business owners as we recover from COVID-19. Through the Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program, three small businesses on the Peninsula have been awarded $20,000 each for energy saving projects.…

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