Local Grant to Support NAIDOC Week

THE HON. GREG HUNT MP Federal Member for Flinders Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   NAIDOC Week 2021 is taking place from the 4th to the 11th of July to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence and Australia’s rich history and culture.   Across the Mornington Peninsula the following celebratory…

Major Step in COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout takes a major step forward, with more than 500 GPs around Australia set to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from today. This will enable Australians to access the Pfizer vaccine through their general practice, helping to…

COVID-19 Indemnity Scheme to Protect Health Professionals and Patients

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is establishing a COVID-19 Vaccine Claim Scheme to provide further assurance and confidence to patients and health professionals in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The creation of a fit-for-purpose COVID-19 vaccine medical indemnity scheme will support increased vaccination…

$50 Million in Grants Now Open to Secure Australia’s Supply Chains

THE HON. GREG HUNT MP Federal Member for Flinders Minister for Health and Aged Care   THE HON. CHRISTIAN PORTER MP Federal Member for Pearce Minister for Industry, Science and Technology   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Applications have now been opened for manufacturers under the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative – a key part of the Government’s…

More Support for First Home Buyers and Single Parents with Children

THE HON. GREG HUNT MP Federal Member for Flinders Minister for Health and Aged Care   THE HON. MICHAEL SUKKAR MP Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Housing Minister for Homelessness, Social and Community Housing   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   MORE SUPPORT FOR first home buyers and single parents with CHILDREN   30,000 additional places under the…

Guaranteeing Medicare

  The Morrison Government is investing record funding in Medicare, providing more support to Australians as we face some of the greatest health challenges in a generation. Our commitment to Medicare is rock solid. We are investing $125.7 billion in Medicare over the forward estimates, an increase of over $6 billion since last year’s Budget. This…

$180 Million in Medical Research to Improve the Lives of Australians

The Morrison Government is investing $180 million in ground-breaking medical research projects around Australia to improve the lives of Australians and their loved ones.   Funded through the Government’s $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund, 106 medical research projects will receive funding to improve health outcomes, including for Australians with cancer, dementia, brain injuries, heart…

$18.7 Million For Ground-Breaking Stem Cell Research Projects

The Morrison Government is providing $18.7 million to 10 leading research institutions around Australia, to address illnesses facing many Australians and their families, including heart disease, COVID-19, epilepsy and childhood cancer.   The funding will be distributed among 17 projects to further work towards new treatments, diagnostic tools and therapies centred around stem cell use.…

$12.9 Million for New Research to Improve Primary Health Care

The Morrison Government is investing $12.9 million in seven new research projects around Australia to use data to improve health outcomes for Australian patients.   Funded through the 2020 Primary Healthcare Research Data Infrastructure grants, a number of research institutions will receive funding to undertake projects that use new and existing data sets to improve…

New CEO to Lead Health and Welfare Data Agency

New CEO to lead health and welfare data agency   The Morrison Government welcomes the appointment of Mr Robert Heferen to lead the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).   With more than 30 years’ experience in the public service, Mr Heferen will take on the role of Chief Executive Officer from early July,…