Calling carers to join high-tech dementia connection

A high-tech regional network is being rolled out to support carers of people with dementia in the electorate of Flinders, thanks to a $1.7 million investment from the Liberal National Government.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, said local carers were being asked to join the Virtual Dementia Friendly Rural Communities…

Former Wallabies star joins Greg Hunt’s Walk for Autism

Former Wallabies star Owen Finegan will join with Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt next month as part of the Minister’s 500km Walk For Autism.   Mr Finegan played 56 times for the Wallabies, alongside 90 appearances for the ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby.   Finegan played a crucial part in the Wallabies 1999 Rugby Union…

Supporting Australia’s premature babies and their families

The Morrison Government will provide $600,000 to the Miracle Babies Foundation to support families of premature and sick babies.   Every year in Australia, more than 48,000 newborn babies are cared for in a neonatal intensive care unit or special care nursery. Of these, 27,000 babies are born prematurely and tragically, up to 1,000 babies…

Local Sporting Champions Grant to close soon

Time is running out for local junior athletes to apply for round 2 of the 2018-19 Local Sporting Champions (LSC) program, with applications due to close on 31 October 2018   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP has urged young athletes to apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant to help support…

$4 million for medical research into gut health

The Morrison Government will support the St George and Sutherland Medical Research Facility with $4 million to further boost its important work to better understand the human microbiota, particularly our ‘gut health’.   Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs and Member for Banks David Coleman said this $4 million funding boost will help researchers…

Support for headspace boosts youth mental health in Flinders

Mental health care for young Australians is set for a $51.8 million funding boost. Federal Member for Flinders and Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the Government’s extra investment in the national network of headspace centres and the digital portal, eheadspace, means young people will have access to around 14,000 additional services…

Private health insurance simpler and cheaper for everyday Australians

New rules announced today will make private health insurance easier to understand and help Australians choose the cover that best suits them and their families from 1 April, 2019.   The rules establish easy to understand clinical categories and a Gold, Silver, Bronze and Basic classification system.   This is a no surprises approach that…

Investing in the next generation of student leaders

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has encouraged students, researchers and professionals in the community to apply for a share of up to $119 million in funding as part of the Morrison Government’s new Endeavour Leadership Program.   Mr Hunt said applications for the program were now open and will close on…

Strong Government support for mesh implant recommendations

The Australian Government will take sweeping steps to deal with the adverse effects of transvaginal mesh implants in its response to the Senate Inquiry.   The inquiry raised awareness about serious and longstanding impacts reported by some women following mesh-related procedures.   I acknowledge the strength of the women who spoke at the public hearings,…