Additional support for treatment of polio survivors

The Turnbull Government is providing funding of $450,000 to Polio Australia to run clinical practice workshops for health professionals to improve their awareness of post-polio syndrome. Federal Health Minister and Member for Flinders Greg Hunt said a greater professional understanding of the symptoms associated with the late effects of polio would lead to improvements in…

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Labor attacks private health insurance again

Once again Labor is attacking the 13 million Australians with private health cover – with confirmation today that they want to slash the private health insurance rebate. Every Australian family that cares about their health should be terrified of what a Labor Government would mean to them. Labor’s approach will drive up premiums, push people…

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Round Three of the Stronger Communities Program opens for community groups

I am delighted to announce that grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 are available through Round Three of the Turnbull Government’s Stronger Communities Program. Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations or community groups for local projects across the electorate, covering 50 per cent of the project cost. Community groups in the Flinders electorate will share…

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Protecting more Australians from deadly diseases

The Turnbull Government is expanding the National Immunisation Program (NIP) to keep more Australians healthy and protect them against vaccine preventable diseases. From today, the NIP will be expanded to provide free catch-up vaccines for all Australian children and young people up to the age of 19 years and, for the first time, refugees and…

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Adding more medicines to the PBS to help more patients

The Turnbull Government continues to make medicines available and more affordable for Australians with new listings worth $142 million being added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) tomorrow. Vorinostat (Zolinza®) will be available for the first time on the PBS to treat eligible patients with relapsed or refractory cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma. This is a subtype…

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Mersey Hospital ownership returned to Tasmaniav

The people of North-West Tasmania will now have certainty that they will continue to receive quality healthcare through the Mersey Community Hospital, following the finalisation of arrangements to transfer ownership from the Australian Government to the Tasmanian Government. The Mersey National Partnership Agreement and Transfer Deed have been signed by both parties, and ownership of…

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