Sod turned on Rosebud Secondary College mental health space

Young people living on the Mornington Peninsula will soon have a new way to seek help for their mental health through the Rosebud Secondary College mental health space. Work has begun on the youth wellness pavilion to support the mental health and wellbeing of Rosebud Secondary College students and the wider community. The pavilion will…

First adult mental health centre opens in Adelaide

Thousands of South Australians needing urgent mental health assistance will now be able to access cutting edge out-of-hospital care, with the doors opened this week at a nation-first mental health centre that is an alternative to a hospital Emergency Department. The $14m Urgent Mental Health Care Centre (UMHCC) in Adelaide is the first of eight…

Extension of the human biosecurity emergency period

The human biosecurity emergency period under the Biosecurity Act 2015, which has been in place since 17 March 2020 will be extended by an additional three months until 17 June 2021. The Governor General has today declared the extension of the human biosecurity emergency period, which will ensure the Australian Government has the powers to…

Call for new Local Drug Action Teams on the Mornington Peninsula

Community Organisations on the Mornington Peninsula are being invited to form a partnership to tackle drugs and alcohol, with funding from the Morrison Government. Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said applications were now open for registration of new Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) to prevent and minimise harm from ice, alcohol and…

Respect, Care and Dignity – Aged Care Royal Commission $452 million immediate response as Government commits to historic reform to deliver Respect and Care for Senior Australians

The Australian Government welcomes the Final Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which has today been tabled in Parliament, noting its significant and sweeping proposals for reform of the aged care sector. As a country it is important that we all acknowledge that we need to do more to ensure…

Expanding access to life changing medicines for thousands of Australians

Thousands of Australians with multiple sclerosis, asthma and diabetes will benefit from the listing or extension of several medications on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), bringing further support to patients and their families. From March 1, Zeposia® and Atecture Breezhaler® will be listed on the PBS for the first time, and Trulicity® will have its…

$100 million for major advances in medical research technology

The Morrison Government is investing $100 million into the development of new technologies to improve diagnosis and treatment of stroke, epilepsy and lung disease, including COVID-19. The funding will be split across three research projects led by senior researchers at the University of Melbourne, the Australian Lung Health Initiative, and Florey Institute of Neuroscience and…

Supporting Mornington Peninsula groups to talk about organ and tissue donation

The Australian Government is providing up to $450,000 in Community Awareness Grants for community-based initiatives that encourage more Australians to say “yes” to organ and tissue donation. Federal member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, encouraged community groups, local businesses and not-for-profit organisations to apply for a grant to help drive community awareness about…