500km Walk for Autism begins

Today the Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP officially set off on his 500km walk around the electorate of Flinders to increase awareness about autism and raise funds for Abacus Learning Centre in Hastings and the Light up Autism Foundation.   The Minister was joined by Members of the Abacus Learning Centre…

$500,000 Australian Government finding for Kindred Clubhouse

The Australian Government is providing $500,000 to help establish a local program to support people with moderate to severe mental illness in the Frankston/Mornington Peninsula area.   The Kindred Clubhouse program provides a drop-in centre and is particularly important for people who may be reluctant to access the more traditional, clinical, appointment-based services.   The…

Plan to tackle heart disease and stroke in Australia

The Morrison Government has provided funding to support the development of plan for heart disease and stroke, outline a better way to diagnose, treat and manage the conditions in Australia.   The National Heart Foundation of Australia has received $170,000 to develop a National Strategic Action Plan, with assistance from the National Stroke Foundation.  …

Major PBS listings to benefit lung cancer and cholesterol patients

Two major new listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) have the potential to extend the lives of Australians with advanced lung cancer and those at risk of a heart attack, saving patients almost $190,000 a year.   November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and from 1 November patients with advanced lung cancer will have…

Lower Prices Coming for the Mornington Peninsula

Families and small businesses in Flinders will benefit from big savings under the Morrison Government’s new plan for affordable and reliable energy.   The Morrison Government will:   Stop the price gouging by the big energy companies by banning sneaky late payment penalties, requiring them to pass on savings in wholesale prices to customers, strengthening…

Australia’s child immunisation rates at record levels

The number of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to increase to record levels with new data showing more parents are getting the message to protect their children with life-saving vaccines.   New data for the September 2018 quarter reveals the nation-wide immunisation rates for five year olds was 94.62 per cent, which is…

$80 million investment in eye medication

The Morrison Government will invest $80 million in eye medications through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping improve and preserve the vision of thousands of Australians and saving them up to $7,000 a year.   From 1 November 2018, patients will get new subsidised treatment options for a range of eye conditions including Ozurdex® (dexamethasone)…

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…