New epilepsy medicine to provide much needed support to thousands of Australians

Almost 6,500 patients who suffer from particularly severe epilepsy will receive much-needed support with the Turnbull Government subsidising a life-changing medicine, saving families thousands of dollars each year.   From August 1, Perampanel will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for children older than 12 and adults with severe epilepsy.   This will…

$5 million for research to improve mental health in elderly Australians

The Turnbull Government and beyondblue will provide a total of $5 million for research to help improve mental illness among our older Australians.   The funding will be allocated to seven innovative projects that will look to reduce depression, anxiety and suicide in elderly Australians by supporting evidence-based approaches.   One project includes a trial…

National action on endometriosis to help thousands of Australian women

The Turnbull Government will today release Australia’s first National Action Plan for Endometriosis to improve the quality of life of patients through better treatment, diagnosis, and aiming to ultimately find a cure. The Plan outlines a new approach to improving awareness and understanding of endometriosis, speeding up diagnosis, and developing better diagnostic and treatment options.…

Young cancer patients to access new treatments

Hundreds of young Australians with rare and aggressive forms of cancer will now access four new clinical trials from September, providing ground-breaking treatment and therapy options to patients. The Turnbull Government is providing CanTeen with $3.6 million to run four clinical trials which will support 260 patients with very rare and highly lethal cancers. These…

Bass Coast Breakers put on footy showcase for organ donation

This Sunday, the Bass Coast Breakers will host their second annual DonateLife Women’s Football Showcase at Dalyston Recreation Reserve. The Club received $6,780 through the Australian Government’s Community Awareness Grants Program to encourage more local community members to discuss with their families and register to become organ and tissue donors. The showcase coincides with DonateLife…

$328 million available to help financially vulnerable Australians

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has called on local service providers to apply for funding to help them support financially vulnerable Australians access critical services in times of need. Minister Hunt said the Turnbull Government was providing $328 million in grant funding for community organisations to administer financial crisis assistance and…

$1 million for Maddie’s Vision to beat bone marrow failure

The Turnbull Government will provide $1 million for Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision to bolster medical research to better understand bone marrow failure and ultimately help save lives. The organisation, which is dedicated to ultimately finding a cure for bone marrow failure syndromes, is named after the late Maddie Riewoldt. Maddie, the sister of AFL legend Nick…

Greg Hunt laces up for autism in 2018

In October and November this year, Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP will embark on his third 500km Walk for Autism around the electorate to increase awareness for Australians living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). From the 29th October to the 16th November 2018, Minister Hunt will visit schools and local towns…

$50 million to provide life-saving support to cancer patients

The Turnbull Government will provide $50 million to support some of Australia’s sickest patients, battling the most aggressive and deadliest cancers, to access potentially life-saving medical treatment. The new national program – The Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Program – will treat more than 5,000 patients nationally, from every state and territory. I want to thank…

$6 million for medical research projects in South Australia

The Turnbull Government will invest $6.1 million to fund new South Australian medical research projects aimed at delivering faster medical breakthroughs for South Australian patients. The funding will go to the South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre, which is undertaking vital research projects in areas such as bowel cancer, cardiac rehabilitation and reducing…