$38.6 million for rare cancer and diseases clinical trials

The Liberal National Government will provide $38.6 million to support 23 new clinical trials to improve treatments and discover cures for debilitating and deadly rare cancers and rare diseases.   The Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need Clinical Trials program is a competitive program that focuses on clinical trials that address areas of health…

The HeartKids Project: $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease

The Liberal National Government will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease,  which affects more than 65,000 Australians.   Today, on international day for congenital heart disease, our Government will provide $20 million for medical research into congenital heart disease.   This funding from the Medical Research Future Fund will…

Funding to support women and children escaping domestic violence

Hundreds more women and children escaping domestic and family violence will have a safe place to sleep with a $78 million investment by the Morrison Government.   This investment includes a $60 million grants program for eligible organisations to provide new or expanded emergency accommodation facilities for those escaping domestic and family violence.   Federal…

$1.6 million for innovative ovarian cancer care pilot

The Liberal National Government will invest $1.6 million in an innovative pilot project to support women living with ovarian cancer.   Delivered through Ovarian Cancer Australia, the pilot program is built upon a psychosocial support case management model using telehealth to provide care and support to ovarian cancer patients and their families.   It is…

$32 million program to support Australian researchers

The Liberal National Government is providing the medical research sector a $32 million boost over four years to help researchers make their medical breakthroughs a commercial success.   Funded through the landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), the Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) grant initiative will assist Australian researchers gain access to entrepreneurial…

$26 million for perinatal mental health

The Liberal National Government will support the mental health of expectant and new parents with $26 million for a new Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program.   The impending birth and arrival of a baby—the perinatal period—brings incredible joy as well as new challenges and responsibilities which can be overwhelming.   Each year, an estimated…

Full sails for McCrae Yacht Club

The McCrae Yacht Club will receive a welcome boost to its upgrade plans after securing $147,000 through round two of the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Grants program.   The funding will allow the club to proceed with plans to improve disability access, install additional female facilities and undergo expansion to improve participation.   Federal…

$150,000 delivered to improve women’s sport in Tyabb

Women’s sport in Western Port received a boost this week, with the delivery of $150,000 in Federal Government funds to install upgraded change room facilities at Bunguyan Recreation Reserve in Tyabb.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, joined with Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor David Gill and Watson Ward Councillor Julie Morris…

Flinders residents encouraged to claim $110 million in Medicare rebates

A handy financial windfall is awaiting Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast residents, who need to do one simple thing to claim their cash from the Federal Government.   Local Medicare customers are being encouraged to update their bank account details so they can access missed Medicare rebates. Almost 670,000 people have not provided Medicare with…