$1.25 billion to improve the health and care of Australian patients

The Liberal National Government will improve the health and care of patients across the Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast, with a guaranteed $1.25 billion boost to health services.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said that this will provide more doctors, more nurses and more services in every state and territory.…

1.25 billion to improve the health and care of Australian patients

The Liberal and Nationals’ Government will improve the health and care of patients right around Australia with a guaranteed $1.25 billion boost to health services. This will provide more doctors, more nurses and more services in every state and territory. This is the tangible benefit of strong economy and it’s why we are so committed…

Million Minds Mission first round grants now open

Submissions are now open for the first roll out of grants under the Liberal National Governments Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission, aimed at developing new approaches to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat mental illness.   The priorities of the first $25 million round of funding will be child and youth mental health, Aboriginal and…

Locals called on to propose Places of Pride in Flinders

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP is encouraging communities in Flinders to contribute to the Australian War Memorial’s Places of Pride initiative — an online national register of war memorials will record the locations and images of every publicly accessible memorial in Australia.   Mr Hunt said Places of Pride reminds Australians…

More than $500 million research boost to improve lives

The Liberal National Government will invest more than half a billion dollars in world-leading health and medical research that aims to improve the lives of all Australians.   A total of 682 grants will be funded, totalling more than $526 million, through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).   The funding announced today…

$34 million to support Beyond Blue

The Liberal National Government will support those who suffer from depression and anxiety by providing $33.8 million to help fund Beyond Blue programs.   This funding will ensure that the organisation can continue to provide Australians with information to recognise the effects of depression and anxiety, and effective strategies to help if they are someone…

Landmark Medicare support for Australians living with an eating disorder

The Liberal and Nationals’ Government will help tens of thousands of Australians living with an eating disorder to access life-saving treatment with a landmark $115 million package. For the first time, those Australians with severe eating disorders will now be able to access a comprehensive treatment plan under Medicare. Patients will be able to access…

Christine Morgan appointed CEO of National Mental Health Commission

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Christine Morgan as Chief Executive Officer of the National Mental Health Commission   Christine is a highly experienced leader with a deep exposure to the mental health sector.  She has demonstrated experiences as a highly credible chief executive in the sector as CEO of the Butterfly Foundation…

Record vaccinations slash flu rates in Australia

Australia experienced the lowest rates of the influenza since 2013 after a record 11 million Australians got a flu jab, nearly a third more than the previous year,   To date, only 52,000 cases of influenza have been reported, compared with nearly 250,000 cases in the same period last year.   In response to the…