Explore the possibilities with AccessAbility Day

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, is encouraging employers and people with disability to get involved in AccessAbility Day 2018 during the week of 26 – 30 November.   AccessAbility Day is an Australian Government initiative, connecting employers and people with disability for a day. The initiative aims to increase awareness, understanding…

My Health Record privacy measures pass the Senate

The Morrison Government has successfully passed important privacy measures relating to My Health Record, through the Senate, strengthening Labor’s original legislation and further protecting the health information of Australians. They include tougher penalties for those that misuse the system, strengthening provisions to safeguard against domestic violence, prohibiting employers from requesting and using health information from…

MEDIA STATEMENT

Today the Government worked with the Senate crossbench to extend the opt-out period for My Health Record.   The opt-out period will be extended until January 31, 2019, however, it’s important to note that people can opt-out at any time.   Labor’s plan to delay and derail the roll out of the My Health Record…

Unmetered monthly data on the way for NBN Satellite customers

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, today welcomed the announcement by NBN Co’s to provide increased data allowances for regional Australians using Sky Muster satellite services.   Minister Hunt said that the announced change recognises that people living in regional Australia have the same internet requirements as those living in cities.  …

Labor’s Property Tax to hit Flinders

Home owners and property renters in Flinders will be hit hard by Labor’s ill-conceived property tax.   “In Flinders, there are more than 7181 people who negative gear their property and stand to lose if Labor has its way,” Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said.   “Labor’s property tax will not…

All locals have a role to play in National Recycling Week

Locals from the Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast are being urged to think about the way they recycle this month as part of National Recycling Week.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said everyone has a role to play in increasing recycling.   “We all have a role to play in…

More savings for Australians with diabetes

More than 600,000 Australians with diabetes will benefit from cheaper access to products that help them manage their diabetes following the Morrison Government’s improvements to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). From December 1, patients will save up to $126 per year on the cost of already subsidised items listed on the NDSS such as…

Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2018-2020

Antimicrobial resistance, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, and Aged Care are among the second set of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) priorities for 2018-2020. These priorities will help guide the Morrison Government’s project investments.   The focus areas for research have been set following a thorough national consultation process with over 1,200 community and…

One-stop-shop for financial complaints opens for business

Starting this month, local consumers and small business will be spared the expense and inconvenience associated with taking financial complaints to court, with the Coalition Government’s Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) open for business. “This new one-stop shop will deliver free, fast and binding service for all financial complaints, whether they relate to banks, credit…

Healthy Minds program to support young Australians

A thousand adolescents across the country will participate in a trial designed to prevent and reduce the risk of depression, anxiety and eating disorders.   The Morrison Government will provide $210,000 to the Healthy Minds Program to trial the mental health and wellbeing project in 10 high schools.   The Healthy Minds Program is an…