Protecting Remote Communities in the Northern Territory from COVID-19

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA STAEMENT   The Australian Government has implemented additional measures to protect remote communities during the current COVID-19 outbreak in the Northern Territory.   As Minister for Health and Aged Care, I have made a determination under section 477 of the Commonwealth Biosecurity…

$10 million National Network to Build Resilience to Environmental Change

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Australian Government is providing $10 million to establish a multidisciplinary national research network that will contribute to Australia’s preparedness and responsiveness to health threats from changing environmental conditions and extreme weather events.   The Healthy Environments And Lives (HEAL)…

Protecting the Peninsula From Natural Disasters

THE HON. GREG HUNT MP Federal Member for Flinders Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   To prepare and protect the Mornington Peninsula from bushfires and major storms, local groups can begin preparing applications for support projects – as part the Morrison Government’s $600 million Preparing Australia Program.   The Mornington Peninsula…

Reopening of Retail Outlets at Australia’s International Airports

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   Australia’s high levels of vaccination has allowed the removal of the remaining restrictions on retail outlets at Australia’s international airports.   These restrictions on certain retail outlets under the Biosecurity Act have operated to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading…

Supporting Australians with Rare Stomach and bowel cancer

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   From 1 December 2021, Australians with gastrointestinal stromal tumour will have access to a breakthrough new medicine listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   The Morrison Government will list Qinlock® (ripretinib) on the PBS for the treatment of advanced…

New 10 Year Plan to Support Australians with Diabetes

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government has marked World Diabetes Day by releasing a new 10 year plan to better support Australians living with all forms of diabetes.   The Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2021–2030 will drive real improvements in the prevention, early…

Supporting Indigenous Australians to Give Birth on Country

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon. Ken Wyatt AM, MP Minister for Indigenous Australians   The Hon. Dr David Gillespie MP Minister for Regional Health Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment Deputy Leader of the House   MEDIA RELEASE   An innovative project to help…

Additional Support for Australians with Rare Skin Conditions

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE The Morrison Government is providing additional support, reducing the out of pocket costs for hundreds of Australians living with epidermolysis bullosa, a rare genetic disorder which requires specialised wound dressings.   Epidermolysis bullosa, which mainly affects children can be a painful…

Australia Day 2022 Community Grants Now Open!

THE HON. GREG HUNT MP Federal Member for Flinders Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The National Australia Day Council’s (NADC) Australia Day 2022 Community Event grants are now open for the Mornington Peninsula.   The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council (MPSC) and local community groups can apply for grants of up…

Saluting Service Across the Mornington Peninsula

THE HON. GREG HUNT MP Federal Member for Flinders Minister for Health and Aged Care THE HON. ANDREW GEE MP Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Minister for Defence Personnel Federal Member for Calare   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   10th November 2021   SALUTING SERVICE ACROSS THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA   Three local organisations across the Mornington Peninsula…