Statement

Two great friends and two outstanding people have been elected as Leader and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party. I have known both for many years and they possess all the qualities needed to lead our Party and our nation into the future. They represent the next generation of the Liberal leadership team and present…

Funding to improve lives of Australians with allergies

The Turnbull Government will invest more than half a million dollars in projects to improve the lives of Australians who live with allergies.   The funding will be used to back a range of projects identified as part a National Allergy Strategy, which was developed by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy and…

Medicare bulk billing rate hits historic 86.1 per cent

A record amount of Australians are visiting their doctor without having to pay a cent with the latest Medicare data confirming almost nine out of every ten services were fully bulk-billed.   The data for the 2017-18 financial year shows an increase of more than 5.7 million free services compared to last year, boosting the…

$30 million Safer Communities Fund applications now open

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has called on local councils and community organisations in Flinders to apply for a share of up to $1 million in funding through the Australian Government’s Safer Communities Fund.   The Safer Communities Fund is an Australian Government commitment to keep Australians safe and secure by…

Investment in Queensland start-up to deliver new treatment options

The Turnbull Government will support a world-leading laboratory in Northern Australia to develop a new treatment for people who have inflammatory bowel disease.   Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic life-long autoimmune disease that affects about 85,000 Australians.   ParaGen Bio (PGB) Laboratories, based at James Cook University in Cairns, is a new immunology business…

$200 million for medical research to overcome health challenges

The Turnbull Government will invest $200 million in new medical research projects to improve the health of Australian patients through new treatments and support, tackling areas of obesity, mental health and cardiovascular disease.   A total of 320 projects will receive funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Medical Research…

Breast cancer survivors to play key role in delivering more support

The Turnbull Government will fund an innovative two year support and training program aimed at delivering better support and outcomes for breast cancer survivors by linking them directly with researchers, clinicians and policy makers.   The Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) will receive $430,000 to roll out the Seat at the Table program to women…

Volunteer Grants open for organisations in Flinders

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP has called on community organisations from around the electorate to apply for a share of up to $20 million in funding to support the efforts of their volunteers.   Minister Hunt said applications for the Volunteer Grants round were now open.   “Volunteers make vital contributions…

My Health Record opt-out period extended

The Turnbull Government has today extended the opt-out period for My Health Record by an extra month to 15 November 2018, as was announced last week. This was a key request from the Australian Medical Association and the Royal College of General Practitioners and gives Australians more time to consider their options as we strengthen…

Delivering headspace services for Bass Coast and South Gippsland

Better support services for young Australians are on the way to the Bass Coast and South Gippsland thanks to the establishment of headspace services in Wonthaggi.   Gippsland PHN has announced Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) as the lead agency to establish and deliver headspace services for Bass Coast and South Gippsland, based out of a…