MEDIA STATEMENT

I am concerned about the recent increases in measles cases in Australia and want to make sure our community is well protected against this very serious disease. As at 5 April 2019, there had been 83 measles notifications in 2019, compared with 103 for the whole of 2018 and 81 for the whole of 2017.…

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Record GP bulk billing rates

GP bulk billing rates under Medicare rose to 86 per cent in the six months from July to December 2018, a record high for this period.   This is up 0.2 percentage points on the same period in 2017 and means more Australians are visiting their doctor without having to pay a cent.   It…

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$25 million for a National Centre for Coasts, Environment and Climate at Point Nepean

As part of the 2019/20 Budget, the Liberal National Government will invest $25 million to establish a marine research centre in the heritage Quarantine Station buildings at Point Nepean.   The Centre, a partnership between Monash University and the University of Melbourne, will be a world leading interdisciplinary research facility on marine and coastal ecosystems,…

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$6.8 million to improve understanding of pain

The Liberal National Government will commit funding of up to $6.8 million to improve understanding and management of pain by consumers and health professionals. $2.5 million funding will be provided over four years from July 2019 for three projects: Up to $1 million to Painaustralia to support consumer awareness and education for people affected by…

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A further $4 million for heart disease and stroke

The Liberal National Government will invest a further $4 million to tackle heart disease and stroke on top of recently announced measures to address these deadly conditions.   In 2017 alone, more than 100,000 Australians experienced a heart attack or stroke and cardiovascular disease was the underlying cause of 43,500 deaths in Australia.   Stroke…

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$70 million for Mornington Peninsula Freeway and Jetty Road safety, noise reduction and overpass

The notorious intersection of Jetty Road and the Mornington Peninsula Freeway will receive a much needed funding boost to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety, thanks to the Morrison Government.   As part of major infrastructure upgrade works in the 2019/20 Budget, the Liberal National Government will invest:   $5 million for immediate roundabout metering…

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