Morrison Government awards $5 million for Eating Disorder Research

The Liberal National Government is providing $5 million for ground-breaking research into the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders. Around 1 million Australians live with an eating disorder. They are extremely complex illnesses, and have one of the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric illness. The projects funded under this initiative include a…

Record numbers of Australians getting vaccinated against the flu

Australia is on track for a record number of flu vaccinations in 2019 with an additional 400,000 flu vaccines to be brought into Australia over the coming weeks to meet unprecedented demand. Already over 12.1 million flu vaccines have been released into the market including 7.5 million for the National Immunisation Program (NIP) and state…

Statement

I am honoured and delighted to be reappointed as Minister for Health. Every day I see the amazing work of our doctors, nurses and medical researchers in helping to protect patients and save lives. Our task as a Government will be to support our patients and medical community in the ongoing implementation of the Long…

State Budget a test for Victorian Labor

Monday’s Victorian Budget provides a stern test as to how seriously the Victorian Labor Government takes investment on the Mornington Peninsula.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said he hoped Victorian Labor would join with the Federal Coalition Government to invest into the Peninsula community.   “For five months, the Labor…

Funding Vital Medical Research

The Liberal National Government will funding 10 highly promising research projects that aim to tackle medical conditions such as epilepsy, dementia, antibiotic resistance, cerebral palsy and stroke. The projects, funded under Stage One of the bold Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Frontiers initiative, will receive funding of up to $1 million each over one year…

New Mental Health Services for young people and to treat eating disorders

The Government will allocate $16.5 million to expand mental health services which will benefit the residents of Higgins. A new headspace centre will be established in Glen Iris to support young people dealing with mental health challenges. And a $13 million residential centre for treating eating disorders will be established through the South East Primary…

Labor resorts to desperate scare tactics as new low in politics

Labor’s desperate scare campaign has hit a new low today. Suggestions that the Liberal Government is responsible for the deaths of people is a disgrace. Shadow Health Minister Catherine King should apologise for this outrageous claim. Unlike Bill Shorten the facts don’t lie. Federal hospital funding to the states has grown from $13.3 billion in…

Labor has serious questions to answer over hospital funding

Labor has serious questions to answer after failing to provide additional funding for the state’s hospitals in its costings.   And now we see a report from New South Wales about extra costs under its parent visa plan.   New South Wales Treasury analysis has found that state alone could face an estimated unfunded additional…