First National Action Plan for rare diseases

The Morrison Government will provide up to $3.3 million for activities to implement the first National Strategic Action Plan for Rare Diseases, which was launched today.   The Action Plan will increase awareness and promote earlier, more accurate diagnosis and treatment for around two million Australians suffering from rare diseases.   Rare diseases are having…

$2 million for vital coronavirus research

Applications have opened for the Australian Government’s $2 million grant opportunity to support research into development of a vaccine to protect against novel coronavirus (COVID-19). COVID-19 represents a significant and urgent threat to global health, with the overwhelming majority of cases in Wuhan City in China, and increasing numbers in other countries, including Australia. The…

Medicare and Centrelink services to remain in Mornington

Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, today announced he had secured the continuation of Medicare and Centrelink services in Mornington.   Mr Hunt said he secured the go ahead for a new Agent service to ensure Australian Government services, including Centrelink and Medicare, can continue to be available in Mornington. This agent will…

Get the Facts about Immunisation

The Morrison Government will target parents across the country with a powerful message around the need to vaccinate their children, with an enhanced $12 million campaign rolling out this week.   Areas of low vaccination rates in one, two and five year olds will be micro targeted in every state and territory under the fourth…

$22.3 million funding support for health and medical research

The Morrison Government is providing unprecedented funding to help our best and brightest health and medical researchers translate their ideas into new treatments and breakthrough cures for patients. The four-year, $22.3 million Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) funding program will be open for applications from Australian health and medical research innovators from 17 February 2020. SMEs…

Safer Internet Day 2020 – Starting the chat for online safety

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, is encouraging locals on the Mornington Peninsula to join more than 1,000 schools and organisations around Australia in raising awareness about online safety, particularly among our youngest Australians as part of Safer Internet Day.   This year’s theme is ‘start the chat’, with leaders from business,…

Australia to host world leaders at Innovation Summit

Australia will host the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils’ (GFCC) Global Innovation Summit (the Summit) in Melbourne on 18 and 19 November 2020.   The Summit will bring together leaders and innovative thinkers from numerous countries, and across the business, industry, academia and government sectors.   Humanity, Technology and Health Frontiers will be the focus…

Update on assisted departure of Australians from Hubei Province

Australian citizens and permanent residents aboard Australia’s second assisted departure flight out of Wuhan, China, will spend 14 days in quarantine in the Howard Springs Accommodation Facility on the outskirts of Darwin.   The flight is currently expected to arrive in Darwin on Saturday.   With the primary quarantine facility on Christmas Island now at…