PBS listings to support patients with mesothelioma

From July 1, thousands of Australians and their families suffering from rare cancers and genetic disorders are set to benefit from expanded listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   We are expanding the listing for Opdivo® and Yervoy® (nivolumab and ipilimumab), for the treatment of patients with unresectable malignant mesothelioma.   Unresectable malignant mesothelioma…

PBS Listings to Support Patients With Mesothelioma

From July 1, thousands of Australians and their families suffering from rare cancers and genetic disorders are set to benefit from expanded listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   We are expanding the listing for Opdivo® and Yervoy® (nivolumab and ipilimumab), for the treatment of patients with unresectable malignant mesothelioma.   Unresectable malignant mesothelioma…

Maintaining Men’s Health Across the Mornington Peninsula

THE HON. GREG HUNT MP Federal Member for Flinders Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon Mark Coulton MP Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   As part of Men’s Health Week, the Australian Government is encouraging Men’s Sheds across the Mornington Peninsula to apply for…

$74 million Investment in Australian-led Clinical Trials

A study involving 15,000 Australians which aims to develop a next-generation, standardised diagnosis for melanoma is one of 30 clinical trials and cohort studies to be funded through the Morrison Government’s $74 million investment to find better ways to prevent, detect and treat disease.   The $3.2 million melanoma cohort study, led by Associate Professor…

$26 million to Boost Headspace Services for Young Australians

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon. David Coleman MP Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is investing an additional $26 million in headspace services to ensure that young people can access mental health…

Helping Multicultural Communities Share COVID-19 Vaccine Info

 The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon. Alex Hawke MP Minister for Immigration, Citizenship Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   The Australian Government is investing over $1 million for targeted communication campaigns to ensure multicultural communities throughout Australia have the information they need about…

Updated ATAGI Advice Regarding AstraZeneca Vaccine

The Australian Government has today received updated advice from the expert vaccine body, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) about the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.   The experts at ATAGI have today updated their advice to recommend the Pfizer vaccine be preferred for adults aged 59 and under.   The Government fully accepts the…

Expanded PBS Listing to Save Australians Around $120,000 a Year

More than 800 Australians with stage IV advanced or metastatic kidney cancer will now have improved access to a heavily subsidised treatment through an expanded listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). From 1 July 2021, Cabometyx® (cabozantinib), will now be available as a first line treatment for Australians with stage IV clear cell variant…

Local Upgrades Continue Thanks to Roads to Recovery

Local road maintenance in the Mornington Peninsula will receive a welcomed boost thanks to funding under the Morrison Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.   Federal Member for Flinders the Hon Greg Hunt MP said the Australian Government will deliver over $186.5 million to 366 local government authorities nationwide for safer and better-maintained roads.   “Roads across…

Improving Health and Wellbeing Connections for Australian Men

This Men’s Health Week, we’re encouraging men to better connect with their health and wellbeing, by raising awareness of the preventable health problems facing Australian men and asking them ‘who’s on your team?’   As part of this year’s theme ‘Connecting for Men’s Health’, Healthy Male, a national men’s health information organisation, is reminding men…