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…

Funding Support for Australian Strawberry Growers

Strawberry growers will get help from the Coalition Government, with $1 million pledged to increase safety and confidence in the industry.   “The advice from the regulator is very clear,” Minister Hunt said. “Australian strawberries are safe and healthy to eat, so long as we wash and chop them.”   “The Coalition Government has taken…

$500,000 Grants available to local aged care providers

Local aged care services are being invited to share in $40 million now available to improve their operations, for the benefit of local seniors.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said aged care providers could apply for one-off grants of up to $500,000 to undertake infrastructure extensions.   “The new Aged…

$1 million for cancer research at Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

The Morrison Government is investing $1 million to expand a rare cancers clinical trial being conducted by the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute to reach patients living in regional areas.   The trial is focused on three rare cancers – gastrointestinal, neuroendocrine and genitourinary – and involves the immunotherapy drugs Ipilimumab and Nivolumab.   The…