COVID-19: Support for children and young people

The Morrison Government is investing $550,000 over two years to support children and young people who have a parent or guardian with a mental illness.   One in five Australians aged 16-85 experiences a mental illness in any year. The most common mental illnesses are depression, anxiety and substance use disorder.   Children of parents…

$9.9 million for research to improve life for brain cancer survivors

The medical, functional and psychosocial needs of people who have survived brain cancer will be studied in a major three-year research project funded by the Morrison Government.   Almost 2,000 Australians a year are now diagnosed with brain cancer, and while brain cancer accounts for just 1.4 per cent of all cancers in Australia, it…

$23 million investment for prostate cancer nurse program

Thousands of Australian men with prostate cancer and their families will benefit from an expansion of the Australian Government’s Prostate Cancer Nurses Program.   The Government is investing $23 million in the program through the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia over the next three years to support existing prostate cancer nurses and place specialist nurses.…

Government to invest almost $35 million in Indigenous health projects including Indigenous blindness, deafness and chronic kidney disease

The Morrison Government will invest almost $35 million in 42 key research projects in areas such as ending avoidable indigenous deafness, ending avoidable indigenous blindness, and helping to eradicate chronic kidney disease.   As part of this funding, the Government is investing $14.44 million from the first grant round of the Indigenous Health Research Fund…

National Blood Donor Week: 14–20 June 2020

The Australian Government is using National Blood Donor Week to call on people who have recovered from COVID-19 to help in the search for treatments for the virus. The Government encourages people who have recovered from a confirmed case of COVID-19 to consider donating plasma to assist with the search for suitable treatment options. People…

More essential support for Australian patients through community pharmacy

Australians will have better access to subsidised medicines and medication management services through community pharmacy with the Morrison Government finalising a Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (7CPA).   Under this landmark agreement, our Government will continue to partner with community pharmacy to ensure Australians have access to more than 200 million subsidised Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)…

Stage one funding delivered for Forest Drive and Uralla Road

Two of the most notorious and dangerous intersections on the Mornington Peninsula have received a welcome boost, with stage one Federal funding delivered for upgrades at Forest Drive and Uralla Road in Mount Martha. To date, $990,000 has been provided to the Victorian Government for development works at these intersections, with detailed planning currently underway.…

Extending the National Partnership Agreement on Public Dental Services

The Morrison Government is extending the National Partnership Agreement on Adult Public Dental Service to support the states and territories in delivering public dental services. The $107.8 million one-year extension to the National Partnership Agreement will provide services to around 180,000 additional public dental patients across Australia. This brings the total investment through the National…

$24 million funding boost for additional mental health care at headspace

The Morrison Government is investing $24.2 million to reduce wait times – fast tracking access to mental health services for young people aged 12–25 seeking headspace appointments. Mental health and suicide prevention remains one of our Government’s highest priorities. One in four young Australians are affected by a mental health illness every year, and as…

Big Freeze: $2 million to help find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease

Investing in ground-breaking research and clinical trials to help find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is an Australian Government priority. At the 2020 Cure4MND Foundation’s Big Freeze fundraising event, the Government announced a $2 million commitment to expand research opportunities to help find a cure for this devastating disease. This commitment builds on…