$24.6 million for Australian clinical trials hub at the Alfred to focus on regional cancer trials

The Liberal National Government is providing almost $25 million so Australians with cancer and rare diseases have access to clinical trials no matter where they live including regional and remote Victoria.   Patients with poor access to clinical trial programs don’t always gain early access to breakthroughs in medical treatment that can be life-saving.  …

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Improved mobile coverage for Merricks

People living in Merricks can now look forward to improved mobile phone coverage thanks to the Liberal and Nationals Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.   Minister for Regional Services Bridget McKenzie and Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, today announced the township of Merricks will receive a new mobile base…

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$200 million to reduce out of pocket costs for scans

The Liberal National Government will help reduce the out of pocket medical expenses for Australian families needing life-saving scans like ultrasounds and X-rays with an almost $200 million investment For the first time in 20 years the indexation of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items will be expanded to all ultrasound and diagnostic radiology services over…

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$400,000 for Men’s Sheds across Australia

The Liberal National Government is funding 99 Men’s Sheds across the country to boost the health and wellbeing of over 3700 men in their communities.   I am delighted to announce that 99 Men’s Sheds across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland will share in a total of $400,000 in…

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$150 million for stem cell medical research

The Liberal National Government is investing $150 million to advance stem cell research that could potentially grow kidneys, repair damaged spinal cords and cure dementia.   The establishment of the $150 million 10-year Australian Stem Cell Therapies Mission, funded through the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund, will enable the momentum around stem cell science…

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$50 million for traumatic brain injury medical research

The Liberal National Government is providing $50 million for nationally co-ordinated medical research to improve the recovery of patients with a traumatic brain injury.   More than 20,000 Australians are hospitalised with traumatic brain injury every year.   In an Australian-first, our Government is providing dedicated funding for research into traumatic brain injury. The funding,…

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