HIV diagnosis: lowest in almost two decades

HIV diagnoses in Australia is the lowest in almost 20 years due to increased prevention measures, earlier testing and treatment. In an Australian first, we have now seen significant reductions in new HIV diagnoses recorded at the national level thanks to the commitment of governments, healthcare, community and research sector. The Kirby Institute at UNSW…

Diabetes, Lung Cancer, Acne and Depression medicines listed on the PBS

The Morrison Government will provide affordable access to four new medicines through Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping patients living with debilitating and often life threatening conditions. Under the PBS, treatment for diabetes, severe cystic acne, depression and lung cancer will be available to patients for just $40.30 per script, or $6.50 with a concession card.…

Community Health and Hospitals Program funding underway

Following the 2019 Federal Election and within just five weeks of being sworn back in, the Morrison Government has signed agreements with all eight state and territory governments, Primary Health Networks and community organisations worth $229.2 million to deliver the first round of projects under the landmark $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program (CHHP).…

Free Annual Health Checks for Personnel Leaving Defence Force

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, today reminded personnel leaving the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and now living in the Mornington Peninsula community to book in for their Veteran Health Check.   This follows the announcement made by the Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel, Darren Chester, that from 1 July 2019…

$6.5 million for chronic disease care in South East Melbourne

Clinics in South East Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula will benefit from $6.5 million in funding to assist patients with chronic conditions.   The funding, provided by the Morrison Government through the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN), will see 28 general practices receive funding between $125,000 and $250,000 to deliver care coordination for…

New Frontiers for Vision

The Morrison Government will invest $924,100 for research to develop cutting edge technology to help people regain eyesight, movement, and other nerve functions.   The Cortical Frontiers: Commercialising Brain Machine Interfaces project is headed by Professor Arthur Lowery, Professor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University, and is one of 10 highly promising…

Voting now open for 100 Days, 100 Photos Final

Voting is now open for the final stage of the Flinders 100 Days, 100 Photos Competition.   After 100 days of photos around the Mornington Peninsula, the selections have been whittled down to a top ten, with public vote to decide the winner.   Residents on the Mornington Peninsula will have until the end of…

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…