Strong Government support for mesh implant recommendations

The Australian Government will take sweeping steps to deal with the adverse effects of transvaginal mesh implants in its response to the Senate Inquiry.   The inquiry raised awareness about serious and longstanding impacts reported by some women following mesh-related procedures.   I acknowledge the strength of the women who spoke at the public hearings,…

Applications open for Parliament’s My First Speech Competition

Schools and individual students from the Flinders electorate are invited to participate in the Parliament of Australia’s ‘My First Speech’ Competition.   Students in years 10-12, as well as their schools, are tasked with writing a 3 minute speech about issues they are passionate about then record themselves presenting the speech on video.   Winners…

Daryl Somers to join Greg Hunt’s Walk for Autism Launch

Australian television icon Daryl Somers will join Greg Hunt MP to launch the Minister’s 2018 500km Walk for Autism later this month.   Minister Hunt will be joined by Mr Somers, members of the Abacus Learning Centre, the Light up Autism Foundation and the local community, to begin the walk from Arthurs Seat Summit on…

New Productivity Commission Inquiry to shine a light on mental health

The Morrison Government will establish a Productivity Commission Inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and the best ways to support and improve national mental wellbeing.   Mental health challenges not only have a devastating personal impact, but significantly affect individuals’ employment and productivity. This has an effect on incomes, living…

Fostering Integration Grants to Help Migrants Succeed

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP says not-for-profit organisations around the Flinders electorate can now apply for $5 million worth of grants to help migrants better integrate into Australian life.   The Commonwealth Government’s Fostering Integration Grant Program will support the delivery of one-off projects and new or expanded initiatives that encourage…

Thousands to benefit from spinal arthritis medication listing on PBS

The Morrison Government will make a medication for severe inflammatory spinal arthritis more affordable when it is listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients more than $15,000 a year. Almost 4,000 patients who suffer from active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis will benefit when Simponi® (Golimumab) becomes available on the PBS on December 1. Patients…

Australia’s health advances highlighted at G20 meeting

Australia’s efforts to tackle multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, our landmark investment in genomics and a locally-led universal cancer database will be highlighted at the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting in Argentina.   This is the second year a health ministers’ meeting has been held to advance international cooperation in health care. An Australian delegation will attend on…

Applications open for $200 million Building Better Regions Round

Communities in Flinders are invited to apply for a share in $200 million under Round 3 of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, is urging communities in the region to take advantage of the fund and get local infrastructure and community-building projects of all…

Kevin Sheedy to join Greg Hunt’s 500km Walk for Autism

AFL coaching legend Kevin Sheedy will join Minister Greg Hunt on his 500km Walk for Autism later this year.   From the 29th October to the 16th November 2018, Minister Hunt will visit schools and local towns to increase awareness and understanding for Australians with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).   The former Essendon and Greater…