Breast cancer survivors to play key role in delivering more support

The Turnbull Government will fund an innovative two year support and training program aimed at delivering better support and outcomes for breast cancer survivors by linking them directly with researchers, clinicians and policy makers.   The Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) will receive $430,000 to roll out the Seat at the Table program to women…

Volunteer Grants open for organisations in Flinders

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP has called on community organisations from around the electorate to apply for a share of up to $20 million in funding to support the efforts of their volunteers.   Minister Hunt said applications for the Volunteer Grants round were now open.   “Volunteers make vital contributions…

My Health Record opt-out period extended

The Turnbull Government has today extended the opt-out period for My Health Record by an extra month to 15 November 2018, as was announced last week. This was a key request from the Australian Medical Association and the Royal College of General Practitioners and gives Australians more time to consider their options as we strengthen…

Delivering headspace services for Bass Coast and South Gippsland

Better support services for young Australians are on the way to the Bass Coast and South Gippsland thanks to the establishment of headspace services in Wonthaggi.   Gippsland PHN has announced Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) as the lead agency to establish and deliver headspace services for Bass Coast and South Gippsland, based out of a…

Quicker diagnosis and help for stroke victims

The Turnbull Government is providing $1.5 million to ensure doctors have the latest research and information on treating stroke at their fingertips, giving patients the best chance for survival.   Most clinical guidelines are currently in paper form but this funding will allow Stroke Foundation and Cochrane Australia to provide health professionals with the latest…

$1.3 million to address prostate cancer and male infertility

The Turnbull Government will provide medical research funding for prostate cancer and infertility, marking the first step towards a new National Male Health Strategy.   The National Male Health Strategy 2020 – 2030, aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all men in Australia over the next decade, especially those at the greatest risk…

$18 million for medical research to improve women’s health

An $18 million investment by the Turnbull Government in a range of medical research projects will aim to improve the health of Australian women, marking the first step towards a new National Women’s Health Strategy.   The National Women’s Health Strategy 2020 – 2030, aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all women in…

Remarks and Doorstop – Alice Springs

E&OE…                       Topics: $2 million for a  national Indigenous eyesight program; Greater focus on Indigenous health outcomes; My Health Record   JONATHAN HERMAWAN:           Good morning. We’re here at Mbantua Alice Springs at the Akeyulerre Healing Centre. We’re here with the ministers, Minister Wyatt and Minister Hunt, and also with (inaudible) and Aunty Amelia Turner. I’m…

Cardinia and Casey families helping to reduce landfill

Residents of Casey and Cardinia Shire will help divert up to 120,000 tonnes of waste – some 12,000 truckloads – from landfill each year, thanks to a $38 million commitment by the Turnbull Government, through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.   A new $65 million composting facility will collect food and organic waste from the…