Delivering greater workforce choice for Australian women

The Coalition Government is giving greater choice to Australian families by making parental leave pay more flexible.   Each year thousands of parents return to work before they have used up all of their Government-funded Parental Leave Payment, losing the unused portion.   The new policy will allow families to split their parental leave payments…

Delivering greater workforce choice for Australian women

The Coalition Government is giving greater choice to Australian families by making parental leave pay more flexible.   Each year thousands of parents return to work before they have used up all of their Government-funded Parental Leave Payment, losing the unused portion.   The new policy will allow families to split their parental leave payments…

$100 million to support more type 1 diabetes patients

The Liberal National Government will expand free access to glucose monitoring devices for pregnant women, children and more adults with type 1 diabetes, saving people up to $7,000 a year.   This investment of more than $100 million in additional funding over the next four years will ensure that free glucose monitoring devices are available…

$20 million for drug and alcohol treatment in South Australia

The Liberal National Government will provide $20 million to boost drug and alcohol treatment services in South Australia particularly in regional and rural areas.   The funding will be available over three years and will be provided as grants of up to $2.5 million in each identified area of need within the state.   The…

Productivity Commission inquiry into mental health terms of reference

The Coalition Government has today released the terms of reference for the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into mental health and announced the appointment of an Associate Commissioner for the inquiry. The inquiry will consider how mental illness can affect all aspects of a person’s quality of life including physical health, social participation, education, employment and financial…

South Australian endometriosis school education program launched

A program teaching South Australian high school students about the chronic menstrual health disorder endometriosis will be launched in South Australian schools thanks to joint funding from the Morrison and Marshall Governments. The State and Federal Governments will each provide $140,000 for the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia to run the Periods, Pain, Endometriosis Program…

$4 million to fund research into Autism

The Liberal National Government will provide nearly $4 million in funding for new research into autism, helping find better diagnosis, treatment and care for those affected by the developmental condition.   The research funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council has been allocated for five projects across Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.…

Explore the possibilities with AccessAbility Day

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, is encouraging employers and people with disability to get involved in AccessAbility Day 2018 during the week of 26 – 30 November.   AccessAbility Day is an Australian Government initiative, connecting employers and people with disability for a day. The initiative aims to increase awareness, understanding…

My Health Record privacy measures pass the Senate

The Morrison Government has successfully passed important privacy measures relating to My Health Record, through the Senate, strengthening Labor’s original legislation and further protecting the health information of Australians. They include tougher penalties for those that misuse the system, strengthening provisions to safeguard against domestic violence, prohibiting employers from requesting and using health information from…

MEDIA STATEMENT

Today the Government worked with the Senate crossbench to extend the opt-out period for My Health Record.   The opt-out period will be extended until January 31, 2019, however, it’s important to note that people can opt-out at any time.   Labor’s plan to delay and derail the roll out of the My Health Record…