Draft National Action Plan for Endometriosis released for consultation

The Turnbull Government has today released the initial draft National Action Plan for Endometriosis and called for further public input. The draft plan was developed with endometriosis patient advocates, researchers and clinicians from around Australia earlier this year. This first draft of the National Action Plan for Endometriosis is now open for public consultation. I…

More support for suicide prevention programs

The Turnbull Government is extending a ground-breaking suicide prevention trial by a further year with a $13 million investment to ensure local communities have more time to trial services and report on what works.  The National Suicide Prevention Trial is based in 12 locations across Australia and will now run until 30 June 2020.  These…

$6 million for Melbourne Academic Centre for Health Research

The Turnbull Government is providing $6.1 million to the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health to support vital ongoing health and medical research being undertaken by the centre. This investment will enable the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health to build on research work it has undertaken in relation to asthma, retinal photography and artificial intelligence, the…

Labor offers nothing to support older Australians

Last night Bill Shorten offered nothing to support older Australians.  In comparison this week alone, the Turnbull Government delivered a record $5 billion Budget boost. Funding is growing from $18 billion in 2017-18 to $23 billion in 2021-22 – totalling $86 billion.  Under the Coalition, every year home care packages are up, residential aged care…

Better health outcomes through My Health Record

The My Health Record system is delivering better health outcomes for patients and their treating doctors and specialists.  To inform how My Health Record data can be used and protected for public health and research purposes, the Australian Government has developed a framework in consultation with consumers, clinicians, medical researchers, industry experts, privacy advocates and…

A Budget that delivers for Flinders

Residents from the Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast, Western Port, Cardinia and Casey are all set to benefit from the Turnbull Government is sticking to its plan to build a stronger economy, the Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said today. “Under the Government’s economic plan jobs are being created, investment is rising…

Guaranteeing essential services – record investment in health

The 2018–19 Budget is guaranteeing the essential health services that Australians rely on, with a $12.4 billion increase in the Health Budget and a $414.5 billion investment in health, aged care and sport.  We will increase: • Medicare funding by $4.8 billion;  • public hospital funding by more than $30 billion;  • investment in new…

Full steam ahead for Baxter rail electrification and duplication

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP and Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP were thrilled to help secure the Coalition Government’s $225 million investment into the duplication and electrification of the Frankston rail line to Baxter. The electrification project is expected to create almost 4,000 jobs and provide much needed relief…

Free whooping cough vaccine for every pregnant woman

The Turnbull Government will provide the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine to every pregnant woman in the country, protecting both baby and mother from this life-threatening disease.  The $39.5 million investment will mean the vaccine is added to the National Immunisation Program, guaranteeing its access, safety and availability for the first time.  Whooping cough is a…

Mental health funding boost to support thousands of Australians

The Turnbull Government will provide $33.8 million to Lifeline to significantly boost their telephone crisis service, helping them support hundreds of thousands of Australians in need. Over 1 million Australians reach out to Lifeline each year and it receives the largest call volume of any crisis support service.  This funding will mean the charity can…