Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island childhood vaccination rates hit record high

  The Morrison Government’s ongoing commitment to immunisation education is protecting more children from infectious diseases, with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island childhood immunisation rates hitting a record high.   New data for the September 2019 quarter shows immunisation coverage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is at record levels across all three age…

Civic Reserve Opens

Mornington athletes and soccer stars have plenty of reasons to get out and get active today with the official opening of a new athletics track and four soccer fields at Civic Reserve in Mornington. Following three years of construction on the $6.5 million facility, Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP joined with members…

$100 million to link clinical trial participation

The Morrison Government is investing $100 million to improve the health of Australians in rural, remote and regional areas through access to innovative clinical trials.   Australians in rural, regional and remote areas face barriers to taking part in clinical trials; including distance, cultural difference, geographical isolation and workforce capacity.   Clinical trials are a…

$20 million for ovarian cancer research

The Morrison Government’s $20 million for research grants into ovarian cancer opens today.   Ovarian cancer is estimated to be the tenth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian women and currently has no reliable early detection screening test.   We are supporting research that leads to improved diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer.   The…

Further step ‘Towards Zero’ as suicide prevention grants open

The Morrison Government is taking a further step towards reducing the number of lives lost to suicide in Australia, by providing $8 million to support research aimed at identifying effective approaches to suicide prevention.   The funding is being provided through the Government’s Million Minds Mission, with the grant round officially opening on 28 November…

Increased Support for indigenous diabetics

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with or at risk of diabetes-related foot problems and amputations, will receive increased support thanks to a new Morrison Government-funded initiative.   The Government will invest $6 million over two years to fund the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Diabetic Foot Complication Project.   The Project aims to reduce…

Roads to Recovery funding drives onto the Mornington Peninsula

A notorious bottleneck on the Mornington Peninsula is set to receive over $1.5 million in federal funding for upgrades thanks to the Morrison Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.   Bentons Road between Derril Road and the Mooroduc Highway will receive $1.62 million in upgrades, with construction set to start early next year.   Federal Member…

Response to Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report

The Morrison Government is taking strong action to respond to the three priority areas identified in the Aged Care Royal Commission’s Interim Report released on October 31, by increasing home care packages, reducing chemical restraints, and getting younger people out of residential aged care. The Royal Commission’s interim report is clear – as a country,…