$67 million for personalised treatments for every child with cancer

The Australian Government, together with the Minderoo Foundation, will provide an additional $67 million to ensure every child in Australia with cancer will have access to life saving treatment.   This joint investment through the Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and the Minderoo Foundation, Chaired by Dr Andrew Forrest, will extend and expand the…

Ground breaking partnership delivers 10 million COVID-19 tests and equipment

In a ground breaking and critically important partnership between the Australian Government, Minderoo Foundation and private pathology providers, Australia has secured an additional 10 million COVID-19 test kits and pathology equipment to be installed across the country.   Over 500,000 COVID-19 tests have been completed to date. The addition of 10 million tests across the…

Transcript – Doorstop – Rosebud, Victoria

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; Rosebud respiratory clinic and other testing clinics; COVIDSafe app; Biosecurity act; Elective surgery – Private hospitals breaking rules; Independent inquiry into Coronavirus; Easing of restrictions; COVIDSafe app hoaxes; Clive Palmer/hydroxychloroquine; Mike Kelly retirement.   GREG HUNT: Welcome everybody to Rosebud and the Rosebud respiratory clinic, which we’re opening today. I’m…

Commonwealth support for Mornington Peninsula and Frankston charities and community organisations

The Morrison Government is providing an immediate funding injection to Mornington Peninsula and Frankston charities and community organisations who support locals in the wake of the coronavirus economic downturn.   As part of the part of the Government’s new Community Support Package, the Mornington Community Information and Support Centre, Southern Peninsula Community Support, Information Centre…

Roads to Recovery funding delivers for the Mornington Peninsula

Local road maintenance on the Mornington Peninsula will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the Roads to Recovery funding would allow the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to progress a number of high-priority projects, using local knowledge…

Health Professionals support COVIDSafe app

As key representatives of Australia’s health professions this joint statement, with the Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, supports and approves the COVIDSafe app as a critical tool in helping our nation fight the COVID-19 pandemic, protect and save lives. The COVIDSafe app has been created as a public health initiative, which…

Protecting the lives of Australians with disability during Coronavirus

The Australian Government has taken urgent action to protect the lives of Australians with disability as we continue to confront the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, National Cabinet agreed to release the Management and Operational Plan for COVID-19 for People with Disability (the Plan). The Plan forms part of the national response developed by the Government…

Additional $6 million to support drug and alcohol services during COVID-19

Online and phone support services for people experiencing drug and alcohol problems will receive an additional $6 million from the Australians Government during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Funding will be provided to support the following services:   $2 million to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation to deliver an information and awareness campaign to make Australians…

COVID-19: rapid response boost for Australia’s intensive care units

Ensuring Australian hospitals are able to respond rapidly in the event of increased patient demand during the COVID-19 health emergency is a national priority. Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, announced the Australian Government has funded and launched the Critical Health Resource Information System (CHRIS) that will operate in all public and private hospitals with Intensive…

Elective surgery restrictions eased

The Australian Government in partnership with states and territories, peak surgical bodies, the AMA and the private hospital sector will be increasing the availability of elective surgery in a safe and carefully considered way which ensures the wellbeing of both patients and healthcare workers.   This is possible due to the strong collaboration across governments…