National Blood Donor Week: 14–20 June 2020

The Australian Government is using National Blood Donor Week to call on people who have recovered from COVID-19 to help in the search for treatments for the virus. The Government encourages people who have recovered from a confirmed case of COVID-19 to consider donating plasma to assist with the search for suitable treatment options. People…

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More essential support for Australian patients through community pharmacy

Australians will have better access to subsidised medicines and medication management services through community pharmacy with the Morrison Government finalising a Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (7CPA).   Under this landmark agreement, our Government will continue to partner with community pharmacy to ensure Australians have access to more than 200 million subsidised Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)…

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Stage one funding delivered for Forest Drive and Uralla Road

Two of the most notorious and dangerous intersections on the Mornington Peninsula have received a welcome boost, with stage one Federal funding delivered for upgrades at Forest Drive and Uralla Road in Mount Martha. To date, $990,000 has been provided to the Victorian Government for development works at these intersections, with detailed planning currently underway.…

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Extending the National Partnership Agreement on Public Dental Services

The Morrison Government is extending the National Partnership Agreement on Adult Public Dental Service to support the states and territories in delivering public dental services. The $107.8 million one-year extension to the National Partnership Agreement will provide services to around 180,000 additional public dental patients across Australia. This brings the total investment through the National…

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$13.6 million for reproductive, childhood brain and other cancer clinical trials

The Morrison Government will provide $13.6 million to support ten clinical trials to find innovative cancer treatments for melanoma, reproductive and gynaecological cancers and childhood brain cancer. Childhood brain cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in Australian children, with around 100 children diagnosed each year and an estimated 36 children dying from the…

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$29 million to tackle Nation’s biggest killers

The Morrison Government is investing more than $29 million in vital research initiatives to tackle the nation’s two biggest killers – heart disease and stroke.   This funding is the first round of disbursements from the Government’s 10 year, $220 million investment to boost research into heart disease and stroke through the Medical Research Future…

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