$9.6 million for Children’s Cancer

A re-elected Morrison Government will commit $9.6 million to ensure children with cancer have the best chance in survival through a range of clinical trials and research projects. The funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research (EPCD) initiative will be provided to the Children’s Cancer Foundation to ensure…

Finally, Finally, Finally, Labor comes to the Party on MRI

Finally, months after the announcement of an MRI licence from the Federal Government for the Redcliffe Hospital, the Queensland Government has agreed to provide the machine. Health Minister Greg Hunt said this is another example of Labor putting politics ahead of patients, in the games it has played regarding this important health service. “Finally they…

$19 million investment in a new medicine

The Liberal National Government  is investing over $19 million in a new medicine to help people with a metabolic disorder, saving patients more than $90,000 a year.   The medicine Kuvan® is now  being listed on the PBS for the treatment of patients with hyperphenylalaninemia  – caused by phenylketonuria (PKU).   PKU is a genetic…

$200,000 for local sport infrastructure in Somerville

A re-elected Liberal National Government will deliver $200,000 to improve sporting facilities at Barber Reserve in Somerville.   Liberal member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the funding would provide upgrades to allow Barber Reserve to take a larger role in the Somerville sporting community.   “We know how important it is for…

Record Numbers of Flu Vaccines to be Provided in 2019

Australia is on track for a record number of flu shots in 2019 following the release of 11.4 million flu vaccines to vaccine providers to date in 2019 I encourage Australians to get a flu shot to protect themselves against this year’s influenza virus. Vaccines are now available at your GPs office and community pharmacies.…

Shorten ramps up attack on private health insurance

Bill Shorten has ramped up his attack on the private health insurance rebate, likening it to negative gearing –  which he is going to slash. “Did you know that we subsidise the property industry with negative gearing subsidies? You know, that’s billions of dollars. Did you know that with the diesel fuel rebate we subsidise…

$300,000 for Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club

A re-elected Liberal National Government will invest $300,000 into stage two of redevelopment at the Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club.   Stage two works will include infrastructure upgrades, including:   A new boardwalk External amenities such as outdoor showers A barbeque terrace Infrastructure improvements to meeting places   Liberal Member for Flinders, the Hon.…

FACT – Morrison Government Delivers Record Regional Health Funding

Regional Australians have become the latest target of Labor’s desperate health funding lies. Having ignored regional Australia throughout the election campaign, the only election commitment they are making is to attempt to deceive regional communities. Their claims on reduced health funding are blatantly wrong. The Liberal National Government has increased funding every year and will…

Labor Re-announces Coalition’s Mental Health Measures

The Labor Party is continuing its dishonest campaign on health funding – this time reannoucning the Coalition’s comprehensive policy on mental health. Labor have issued a media release this morning claiming the Coalition’s Budget measures on mental health as their own. It was the Coalition that worked closely with the sector and has already announced,…

$1 million secured for pedestrian upgrades in Balnarring

A re-elected Morrison Government will invest $1 million to improve pedestrian safety on Frankston-Flinders Road in the township of Balnarring.   Liberal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the funding would be used for vital upgrades to local road crossings.   “Some of the busiest roads on the Mornington Peninsula all converge…