Kalgoorlie to receive Medicare-eligible MRI licence

The Turnbull Government will provide a Medicare-eligible MRI licence at the Kalgoorlie Health Campus, as the first response to a Parliamentary Inquiry into the availability and accessibility of diagnostic imaging equipment around Australia.  Western Australia, and in particular Kalgoorlie, has been identified as an area of critical need.   Our commitment ensures important medical scans will…

New Mobile Blackspot Program round announced

Residents, visitors and businesses across the Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast, Cardinia Shire and the City of Casey are being asked to highlight areas of poor mobile coverage ahead of the Federal Government’s fourth round of Mobile Blackspot Program. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has welcomed the Federal Government’s plan to address…

$2 million in research funding to prevent and better treat cerebral palsy

The Turnbull Government will provide $2 million in funding to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation to prevent and better treat cerebral palsy. The research will focus on four priority areas including the making of early diagnosis and treatment of cerebral palsy the standard of care in Australia, clinical trials of new interventions in high…

$11 million boost for drug and alcohol support services in Brisbane’s north

The Turnbull Government will significantly boost life-changing drug and alcohol support services in the Caboolture and Bribie Island region with an $11 million investment, with funding immediately available.  This funding will save lives, keep families together and create a safer community.  It will mean residents can access more services locally in their community rather than…

$3.2 million to improve care for people with eating disorders

The Turnbull Government is investing $3.2 million in a new pilot project to improve the treatment and care of people with eating disorders. The Government will provide eating disorder advocacy organisation, the Butterfly Foundation, $1.4 million to run a pilot project on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  The national pilot will support over 240 patients, trialling new…

More patients to benefit from expanded medication management program

The Turnbull Government will expand a community pharmacy program which enables Australians to better manage their prescription medicine, benefitting an additional 70,000 Australians a week. The Dose Administration Aids (DAA) program involves community pharmacists preparing patient specific, sealed, tamper resistant devices that are designed to help individual patients take their medicines exactly as prescribed. This…

Funding for Bass Coast initiative to increase organ donation

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP today announced funding of $6,780 to the Bass Coast Breakers Women’s Football Team to encourage more local community members to discuss with their families and register to become organ and tissue donors. “This is about saving and changing lives,” Minister Hunt said. “The funding is an…

Supporting Australia’s plan to be a global leader in clinical trials

The Australian Government will make it easier for researchers and companies to start up and run clinical trials by developing a new national one-stop-shop process. Working with state and territory governments, we will reduce red tape and end duplication, making it easier to conduct clinical trials in Australia.  This will mean Australian patients will have…

$22 million for a breakthrough kidney disease treatment

An Australian medical breakthrough that could revolutionise the way kidney disease is treated, supporting millions of patients, will receive $22 million.  Through the Federal Government’s Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF), fund managers Brandon Capital Partners will invest funding in Certa Therapeutics. The funding will help commercialise Certa’s cutting edge kidney disease treatment, providing Australian patients with…

Supporting Big Freeze 4 to help cure MND

The Turnbull Government will support Australians getting access to life-saving clinical trials and help find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease (MND). As part of the Big Freeze 4 fundraising event at the MCG, the Coalition Government will match donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $2 million to invest in new clinical trials for Australians suffering from…