$200 million for cancer medicines on the PBS

The Liberal National Government is investing more than $200 million to list four new breakthrough cancer treatments on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients up to a quarter of a million dollars a year.   Almost 1,800 eligible patients with leukaemia, advanced kidney cancer, bladder cancer and liver cancer will have new and innovative…

$10 million for ADHD medicine on the PB

The Liberal National Government will invest $10 million to expand access to a medicine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).   Intuniv® (guanfacine) for the treatment of ADHD will be made available as an add-on therapy to other ADHD medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from March 1 this year.   Without subsidy patients would…

Coalition Government commits $3.3 million for new headspace and youth mental health services on the Mornington Peninsula

The Coalition Government is providing unprecedented investment in mental health services for young Australians living on the Mornington Peninsula by establishing a new youth mental health hub in Rosebud. The hub will house, among other services, a new headspace satellite centre which will provide vital youth services in Rosebud and to Western Port and the…

National action on lung conditions to help millions of Australians

The Liberal National Government has released the National Strategic Action Plan for Lung Conditions to help people living with chronic lung conditions and has provided $4 million as an immediate response to support its recommendations. The Action Plan identifies priority actions to help speed up diagnosis and improve treatment of lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive…

Delivering safer communities on the Mornington Peninsula

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP has today announced over $50,000 for local projects as part of the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund.   Organisations from across the Flinders electorate will receive funding for projects to improve local safety, including:   $15,350 to the Rotary Club of Rosebud to improve safety at…

Local sporting clubs benefit from Community Sport Infrastructure Grants

Boneo and Bittern Tennis Clubs will receive a combined $92,468 as part of the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Grants program.   Boneo Tennis Club will receive $42,468 to upgrade lighting infrastructure while Bittern Tennis Club will receive $50,000 to upgrade two clay courts at their Creswell Road home.   Federal Member for Flinders, the…

$22 million to fast track early stage research

The Liberal National Government is providing more than $22 million for important early stage research that will lead to new interventions, cures and treatments of major diseases.   Major diseases – like arthritis, asthma, back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and mental health conditions – have a severe impact on the…

$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…