Life-improving research for brain cancer survivors

The Morrison Government is providing $2.6 million to researchers at the University of Melbourne to use the latest information technology to improve the lives of people who have survived brain cancer.   Funded by the Morrison Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Australian Brain Cancer Mission ­– 2020 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity, the three-year…

Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccination rollout begins

Today is a momentous day for Australia’s fight against COVID-19, with the rollout of Phase 1B of the Australian Government’s vaccination plan.   The COVID-19 vaccine rollout out is one of the largest logistical exercises ever undertaken in this country and we are particularly encouraged by the enthusiastic response from Australians in getting vaccinated.  …

General Practices join the Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine rollout

More than 1,000 general practices will join the COVID-19 vaccination program from next week further strengthening the Commonwealths capacity, and ensuring an efficient and equitable distribution of vaccines across the country. Services will come online from 22 March and progressively increase in number to more than 4,000 by the end of April – as part…

Delivering for volunteers in 2021

The Morrison Government is backing volunteers across Australia and across the Mornington Peninsula, thanks to the $20 million Volunteers Grant program. Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will be available to help community organisations for a range of needs, including buying equipment, paying fuel costs, training volunteers or improving volunteer awareness. Each of the 151…

General Practices join the Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine rollout

More than 1,000 general practices will join the COVID-19 vaccination program from next week further strengthening the Commonwealths capacity, and ensuring an efficient and equitable distribution of vaccines across the country. Services will come online from 22 March and progressively increase in number to more than 4,000 by the end of April – as part…

$10 million for National Mental Health Research Centre

A national network of leading mental health researchers will work with more than 2000 people living with mental illness to deliver better models of mental health care across Australia, thanks to the Morrison Government. Funded by $10 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Special Initiative in Mental Health, the new national centre,…

Media Statement

Earlier today I was discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for cellulitis of my upper right leg and accompanying fever. I want to thank the extraordinary staff at both St Vincent’s Public and Private Hospitals in Sydney who took care of me during my stay. I particularly want to thank the nurses Paru, Neave, Sushma,…

Boosting support for apprentices and trainees on the Mornington Peninsula

Tens of thousands of new job opportunities will be created for apprentices and trainees across Australia with the expansion of the targeted wage subsidy program as part of the Morrison Government’s National Economic Recovery Plan. The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) wage subsidy program is fully subscribed, helping to create 100,000 apprenticeships in less than five…

Local GPs on board to roll out COVID-19 vaccines

More than 4,500 accredited general practices will participate in Phase 1b of Australia’s COVID-19 rollout, one of the greatest logistical challenges in our nation’s history. The plans were announced by Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt today, with the collaboration of the Australian Medical Association, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and…

Sod turned on Rosebud Secondary College mental health space

Young people living on the Mornington Peninsula will soon have a new way to seek help for their mental health through the Rosebud Secondary College mental health space. Work has begun on the youth wellness pavilion to support the mental health and wellbeing of Rosebud Secondary College students and the wider community. The pavilion will…