More essential support for Australian patients through community pharmacy

Australians will have better access to subsidised medicines and medication management services through community pharmacy with the Morrison Government finalising a Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (7CPA).   Under this landmark agreement, our Government will continue to partner with community pharmacy to ensure Australians have access to more than 200 million subsidised Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)…

Stage one funding delivered for Forest Drive and Uralla Road

Two of the most notorious and dangerous intersections on the Mornington Peninsula have received a welcome boost, with stage one Federal funding delivered for upgrades at Forest Drive and Uralla Road in Mount Martha. To date, $990,000 has been provided to the Victorian Government for development works at these intersections, with detailed planning currently underway.…

Extending the National Partnership Agreement on Public Dental Services

The Morrison Government is extending the National Partnership Agreement on Adult Public Dental Service to support the states and territories in delivering public dental services. The $107.8 million one-year extension to the National Partnership Agreement will provide services to around 180,000 additional public dental patients across Australia. This brings the total investment through the National…

$24 million funding boost for additional mental health care at headspace

The Morrison Government is investing $24.2 million to reduce wait times – fast tracking access to mental health services for young people aged 12–25 seeking headspace appointments. Mental health and suicide prevention remains one of our Government’s highest priorities. One in four young Australians are affected by a mental health illness every year, and as…

Big Freeze: $2 million to help find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease

Investing in ground-breaking research and clinical trials to help find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is an Australian Government priority. At the 2020 Cure4MND Foundation’s Big Freeze fundraising event, the Government announced a $2 million commitment to expand research opportunities to help find a cure for this devastating disease. This commitment builds on…

$13.6 million for reproductive, childhood brain and other cancer clinical trials

The Morrison Government will provide $13.6 million to support ten clinical trials to find innovative cancer treatments for melanoma, reproductive and gynaecological cancers and childhood brain cancer. Childhood brain cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in Australian children, with around 100 children diagnosed each year and an estimated 36 children dying from the…

$4 million investment in health projects for culturally diverse Australians

The Morrison Government is investing almost $4 million into a range of projects to improve health outcomes for some of the most culturally diverse Australians. The funding, to be provided through the National Women’s Health Strategy, National Men’s Strategy and the Child and Youth Health grants, will particularly assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,…

$29 million to tackle Nation’s biggest killers

The Morrison Government is investing more than $29 million in vital research initiatives to tackle the nation’s two biggest killers – heart disease and stroke.   This funding is the first round of disbursements from the Government’s 10 year, $220 million investment to boost research into heart disease and stroke through the Medical Research Future…

Remote travel restrictions lifted in Western Australia

Western Australia will join the Northern Territory in lifting biosecurity travel restrictionsacross remote communities on Friday, 5 June 2020.   The Australian Government has taken this action in response to a request by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Mental Health of Western Australia, The Hon. Roger Cook MLA, to lift the restrictions…

$3.5 million delivered for Mornington Peninsula Freeway upgrades

Motorists on the southern Mornington Peninsula are moving closer to the removal of one of the region’s most notorious bottlenecks, with $3.5 million in stage one funding delivered for upgrades to the Mornington Peninsula Freeway.   As part of a 2019 election commitment, the Australian Government has paid $3.5 million to date to the Victorian…