$54.5 million for type 1 diabetes research

The Liberal National Government will provide $54.5 million for research that will give new hope and support to the more than 120,000 Australian children and adults living with type 1 diabetes.   The funding is provided through the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).   Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Australia will receive $25 million…

Statement

I am passionate about the Mornington Peninsula community. It is where I grew up and it is where I am now raising my family.   It’s a wonderful community I have been the representative of since 2001.   Every election you have to work hard to secure the support of the voters.   That hasn’t…

$36.8 million for Parkinson’s disease

The Liberal National Government is making a significant investment of $36.8 million for Parkinson’s medical research through the Garvin’s Institute’s Australian Parkinson Mission and in Parkinson’s nurses to improve the life of people living the disease and ultimately to find a cure for this devastating condition.   Parkinson’s disease is recognised as the second most…

Mornington Peninsula and Frankston tourism industry continues to boom

The Mornington Peninsula and Frankston communities continue to benefit from strong domestic traveller numbers, according to the latest Visitor Survey data.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said the latest results showed that the Mornington Peninsula continued to be a major tourist hotspot for domestic travellers.   “In the year to…

Medicines for the treatment of psoriasis listed on the PBS

The Liberal National Government will make two new medicines for the treatment of the skin condition psoriasis more affordable, saving patients up to $32,600 per year. The medicine Tremfya® (Guselkumab) is being listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from February 1 for the treatment of severe chronic plaque psoriasis. The medicine would cost around…

Help on the way for lung cancer patients

Hundreds of families across Australia will save close to $90,000 each year from a $96 million investment our Government is making to ensure lung cancer medicine is affordable. Help is on the way for around 400 patients diagnosed with lung cancer with our Government listing Tagrisso®  (Osimertinib) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 February. Patients would pay…

$3 million for digital alcohol harm reduction program

The Liberal National Government will provide $3 million for a program that will help more than 20,000 Australians reduce their alcohol intake ­­­­safely, conveniently and anonymously.   Hello Sunday Morning is an online community of people supporting each other to change their behaviour around alcohol and their Daybreak Program is a treatment and early invention…

$10 million to boost bowel cancer screening participation

The Liberal National Government will invest $10 million in an advertising blitz to boost participation in the free and life-saving National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.   Cancer Council Australia will use TV, radio, social media and outdoor advertising throughout 2019 to help people better understand the benefits of bowel cancer screening and encourage more people…

$1.45 billion to strengthen mental health services and support job security

The Liberal National Government will provide a record $1.45 billion for community mental health services and change the funding model to ensure security for both jobs and services. The funding will be provided through our Government’s innovative 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs), which are independent regional health organisations that commission health services, including mental health,…