$437 million to improve the health of all Australians

The Morrison Government is investing $437 million in ground-breaking health and medical research projects across Australia aimed at delivering better treatments, diagnosis and care.   A total of 495 projects will receive funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) following a competitive process.   Projects include $68 million for cancer research, $58…

Educating the nurse of the future

The Morrison Government welcomes the release of the Independent Review of Nursing Education—Educating the Nurse of the Future.   The Government commissioned the review to ensure nurses are adequately equipped to meet the needs of Australia’s future health system.   Nurses are the largest single health profession in Australia, and comprise more than 40 per…

Government welcomes #YouCanTalk campaign

The Morrison Government welcomes the #YouCanTalk campaign, which encourages Australians struggling with their mental health to reach out and find support.   The awareness campaign is a collaboration between several organisations, including Beyond Blue, Everymind, headspace, Lifeline, ReachOut, RU OK?, SANE Australia, the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention,…

Red Nose and University of Queensland to share stillbirth education funding

The Morrison Government is investing $3 million through two organisations to improve community education and awareness about stillbirth.   Tragically, six babies are stillborn every day in Australia, with 2000 families affected by stillbirth every year.   Red Nose Limited and the University of Queensland, Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence (Stillbirth CRE) will each receive…

$5 million investment for international research to prevent cancer

The Morrison Government is investing $5 million in a new funding round for research into the primary and secondary prevention of cancer, through the National Health and Medical Research Council’s partnership with the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD).   GACD is a unique collaboration of fifteen of the world’s leading publicly funded health research agencies…

Making Australia an international leader in medicinal cannabis

The Morrison Government is maximising the economic potential of Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry, with Major Project Status granted for the development of new facilities in South East Queensland and regional Victoria. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the medicinal cannabis industry can boost exports and create jobs, with the potential to grow…

Over $140 million to address alcohol and drug harm

The Morrison Government is investing over $140 million to prevent and reduce the harms from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.   This investment continues the Government’s support for frontline services for Australians battling alcohol and drug issues, along with targeted research to inform our policies and activities.   $131.5 million will be distributed to Primary…

Psoriasis sufferers, asthmatics, UCD patients to save thousands as key medicines are added, expanded on the PBS

Australians living with psoriasis, severe asthma and urea cycle disorder are set to experience significant financial relief, with breakthrough medicines to be added and expanded on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), on December 1. Patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis will have access to the new psoriasis drug Skyrizi® (risankizumab). Psoriasis is a long-term…

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island childhood vaccination rates hit record high

  The Morrison Government’s ongoing commitment to immunisation education is protecting more children from infectious diseases, with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island childhood immunisation rates hitting a record high.   New data for the September 2019 quarter shows immunisation coverage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is at record levels across all three age…

Civic Reserve Opens

Mornington athletes and soccer stars have plenty of reasons to get out and get active today with the official opening of a new athletics track and four soccer fields at Civic Reserve in Mornington. Following three years of construction on the $6.5 million facility, Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP joined with members…