Australian Childhood Immunisation Rates Continue to Break Records

Australian parents continue to show their confidence in vaccinations, with record rates of childhood immunisations in the first quarter of 2021   For the fourth consecutive quarter, the coverage rate for five year olds has increased to a historic 95.22 per cent.   This surpasses our national aspiration of 95 per cent, and gives Australia…

Australian Childhood Immunisation Rates Continue to Break Records

Australian parents continue to show their confidence in vaccinations, with record rates of childhood immunisations in the first quarter of 2021   For the fourth consecutive quarter, the coverage rate for five year olds has increased to a historic 95.22 per cent.   This surpasses our national aspiration of 95 per cent, and gives Australia…

Travel Arrangements to be Strengthened for People who have been in India

The Government will implement a temporary pause on travellers from India entering Australian territory if the passenger has been in India within 14 days of the person’s intended arrival date in Australia.   The temporary pause follows today’s meeting of National Cabinet and was based on advice about the worsening COVID-19 situation in India. The…

Historic PBS Listing for Australians with a Rare Epilepsy Condition

In a historic first, Australians living with a rare form of epilepsy will have access to a medicinal cannabis drug, which is being listed on Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for the first time.   From 1 May 2021, Australians living with Dravet syndrome, will have access to Epidyolex® (cannabidiol), a new treatment used in…

Travel Arrangements to be Strengthened for People who have been in India

The Government will implement a temporary pause on travelers from India entering Australian territory if the passenger has been in India within 14 days of the person’s intended arrival date in Australia.   The temporary pause follows today’s meeting of National Cabinet and was based on advice about the worsening COVID-19 situation in India. The…

AGL withdraws Crib Point EPBC proposal

Today, AGL have formally withdrawn their referral for a proposed gas import facility at Crib Point. In accordance with section 170C of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act); AGL have formally withdrawn their project from consideration. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP thanked the Mornington Peninsula community for…

Golf Links Road Upgrade Closer to Teeing Off

Drivers in Somerville, Baxter and Langwarrin South are a step closer to safer, smoother and more reliable journeys, with a contract awarded to upgrade the 6 way roundabout between Golf Links Road and Baxter Tooradin Road. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, said the project will provide the much needed upgrade to…

$23.7 Million to Support Australia’s Peak Health Groups

The Australian Government is opening a new round to invest more than $23 million to support our nation’s peak health groups and advisory bodies.   These groups play a major role in improving the health and wellbeing of all Australians and as we continue navigating the COVID-19 environment, the advice of Australia’s peak health groups…

Universal Telehealth Extended Through 2021

Over the last 12 months, Telehealth services have been life changing for many in need of support, which is why as part of the 2021-22 Budget, the Australian Government is investing more than $114 million to extend Telehealth until the end of the year.   Telehealth items were rapidly implemented in March 2020 to ensure…

Supporting Cerberus, $37,000 Grant for Cerberus Community Hub Approved

Our valued Australian Defence Force (ADF) community have received a funding boost under the Morrison Government’s Family Support Funding Program (FSFP).   Federal Member for Flinders, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP said the Cerberus Community Hub would receive $37,000 under the program, which will enable Defence families across the Mornington Peninsula Shire to connect and…