$18.7 Million For Ground-Breaking Stem Cell Research Projects

The Morrison Government is providing $18.7 million to 10 leading research institutions around Australia, to address illnesses facing many Australians and their families, including heart disease, COVID-19, epilepsy and childhood cancer.   The funding will be distributed among 17 projects to further work towards new treatments, diagnostic tools and therapies centred around stem cell use.…

$12.9 Million for New Research to Improve Primary Health Care

The Morrison Government is investing $12.9 million in seven new research projects around Australia to use data to improve health outcomes for Australian patients.   Funded through the 2020 Primary Healthcare Research Data Infrastructure grants, a number of research institutions will receive funding to undertake projects that use new and existing data sets to improve…

New CEO to Lead Health and Welfare Data Agency

New CEO to lead health and welfare data agency   The Morrison Government welcomes the appointment of Mr Robert Heferen to lead the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).   With more than 30 years’ experience in the public service, Mr Heferen will take on the role of Chief Executive Officer from early July,…

Suicide Prevention Research Grants to Improve Crisis Response

    The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon. David Coleman MP Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE     The Morrison Government is investing $2.53 million in two research projects to improve support for Australians experiencing emotional…

Nominating Outstanding Achievement Across the Mornington Peninsula

THE HON. GREG HUNT MP Federal Member for Flinders Minister for Health and Aged Care   THE HON STUART ROBERT MP Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is encouraging Australians to consider a person or business for a 2021 Australian Training Award, with nominations…

PBS listings to support patients with mesothelioma

From July 1, thousands of Australians and their families suffering from rare cancers and genetic disorders are set to benefit from expanded listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   We are expanding the listing for Opdivo® and Yervoy® (nivolumab and ipilimumab), for the treatment of patients with unresectable malignant mesothelioma.   Unresectable malignant mesothelioma…

PBS Listings to Support Patients With Mesothelioma

From July 1, thousands of Australians and their families suffering from rare cancers and genetic disorders are set to benefit from expanded listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   We are expanding the listing for Opdivo® and Yervoy® (nivolumab and ipilimumab), for the treatment of patients with unresectable malignant mesothelioma.   Unresectable malignant mesothelioma…

Maintaining Men’s Health Across the Mornington Peninsula

THE HON. GREG HUNT MP Federal Member for Flinders Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon Mark Coulton MP Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   As part of Men’s Health Week, the Australian Government is encouraging Men’s Sheds across the Mornington Peninsula to apply for…

$74 million Investment in Australian-led Clinical Trials

A study involving 15,000 Australians which aims to develop a next-generation, standardised diagnosis for melanoma is one of 30 clinical trials and cohort studies to be funded through the Morrison Government’s $74 million investment to find better ways to prevent, detect and treat disease.   The $3.2 million melanoma cohort study, led by Associate Professor…

$26 million to Boost Headspace Services for Young Australians

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon. David Coleman MP Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is investing an additional $26 million in headspace services to ensure that young people can access mental health…