Support for World Sepsis Day

As we mark World Sepsis Day, the Morrison Government has announced $1.5 million in funding to combat this devastating condition.   Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by your body’s response to an infection. Your immune system protects you from many illnesses and infections, but it’s also possible for it to go into overdrive in…

Remembrance Day mail out to hit schools this week

Mornington Peninsula schools will this week receive an educational kit encouraging students to learn more about Remembrance Day in the lead up to 11 November, when veterans will be commemorated for their service and sacrifice in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.   Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the kits are…

Easing the burden of prostate cancer

The Morrison Government has increased its support for men battling prostate cancer, after it launched the Position Statement for Distress Screening and Psychosocial Care for Men with Prostate Cancer, developed by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.   Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men, with around 19,500 men in Australia being…

Helping young Australians participate in STEM

The Morrison Government is offering grants of up to $20,000 for schools and organisations to give our kids science opportunities in Australia and abroad.   The Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions program is now open for applications.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the Grants would…

National action on Indigenous mental illness and suicide prevention

The Morrison Government is investing over $5.5 million in an approach that will help two of the nation’s leading mental health organisations reduce suicide rates and improve mental health outcomes for First Australians.   Tomorrow is World Suicide Prevention Day and this is an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide prevention and to shine a…

Clinical trials to combat reproductive cancers

The Morrison Government is investing up to $15 million in targeted clinical trials to improve treatments and discover cures for reproductive and gynaecological cancers such as ovarian, cervical and fallopian cancer.   An estimated 6,454 Australian women will be diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer this year, and 19,871 women will live their lives with these…

$32 million available to support vital translational health research

The Morrison Government is opening the door for Australian researchers through a $32 million investment that will support innovative solutions to the nation’s most pressing health issues.   Funded over two years through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), the Investigator Grants will back projects and studies that deliver medical discoveries and ultimately save lives.…

Medicare bulk billing at record level

An increased number of Australians are attending General Practitioner (GP) appointments without reaching into their pockets, with GP bulk billing rates under Medicare hitting a record high of 86.2 per cent for the full year of 2018-19.   Since 2012-13, bulk billing rates have increased by four full percentage points from 82.2 per cent, and…

Funding boost to support Mornington Peninsula Veteran Community

Two community groups on the Mornington Peninsula will receive over $27,000 in funding thanks to the Australian Government’s Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program.   Cerberus Cottage at HMAS Cerberus will receive $1,900 to promote and run activity days and the New Peninsula Baptist Church in Mount Martha will receive $25,459 to upgrade and improve…