Women take the lead in NHMRC Council appointments

The strong leadership of female health and medical researchers and advocates has been recognised in the make up of the new Council of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The advisory body supports the NHMRC’s critical national role in shaping and supporting research to address the current and future health issues in Australia.…

Morrison Government hospital funding grows 62 times faster than states

The latest official figures show funding for public hospitals has shifted from states and territories to the Commonwealth with the Morrison Government’s contribution growing 62 times faster than the states. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report, Health Expenditure Australia 2016–17, shows Australian Government funding for public hospitals rose by 6.2 per cent in…

Cheaper medicines for Australian patients

Australian patients and their families will save money when a mandated price drop kicks in on October 1 on over 226 medicine brands listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   The price drops will save consumers and taxpayers more than $344 million, delivering cheaper medicines for patients and more support for listing more new…

Funding secured for the Willum Warrain Aboriginal Men’s Shed

The Willum Warrain Aboriginal Men’s Shed has been awarded a grant of $2,357 from the Morrison Government for vital safety upgrades under round 17 of the Government’s National Shed Development Programme.   Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP today congratulated the Men’s Shed for its successful application for the grant.   “Like similar…

Men’s Sheds receive $400,000 in grants

Men’s Sheds across the country have received a total of $400,000 in grants from the Morrison Government to boost the health and wellbeing of men in their communities.   To mark Men’s Shed Week, I am delighted to announce that under round 17 of the Government’s National Shed Development Programme 104 sheds received grants for…

$36 million for national suicide prevention projects

The Morrison Government will invest more than $36 million in national suicide prevention projects to raise awareness of the impact of suicide and to support Australians who may be at risk.   The funding, through the National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program, will help to deliver important awareness and stigma reduction activities, research, and…

Up to $2 Million in Better Ageing Grants available to the local community

Older Australian’s are a vibrant part of our community. Now the Liberal and National Government is calling on sporting and community organisations to develop sporting programs targeted at the over 65s.   The Move It Aus – Better Ageing grants program has been launched today by Federal Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie, enabling national sporting organisations,…

Applications open for Medicare MRI licences

A competitive public application process has been opened to determine the location for 20 Medicare eligible MRI licences.   Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said an MRI is a commonly used medical scan which gives a detailed view of the soft tissues of the body such as muscles, ligaments, brain tissue, discs…

400,000 Australians to access lifesaving Medicare scans

More than 400,000 Australians will now be able to access lifesaving scans for cancer, stroke, heart and other medical conditions with a $175 million investment from the Morrison Government.   Patients in 30 additional locations right around Australia will now be able to access MRI scans when they need it under Medicare.   An MRI…