Cardinia and Casey families helping to reduce landfill

Residents of Casey and Cardinia Shire will help divert up to 120,000 tonnes of waste – some 12,000 truckloads – from landfill each year, thanks to a $38 million commitment by the Turnbull Government, through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.   A new $65 million composting facility will collect food and organic waste from the…

Investment in sport infrastructure to build stronger communities

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP has encouraged local sporting groups from around the community to apply for funding as part of the Australian Government’s $29.7 million Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program.   The Program will enable sport and community organisations to apply for grants up to $500,000 to upgrade sporting infrastructure…

Strengthening privacy protections for My Health Record

After constructive discussions with the AMA and RACGP, the Government will strengthen privacy provisions under the My Health Record Act, removing any doubt regarding Labor’s 2012 legislation.   Labor’s 2012 My Health Record legislation will be strengthened to match the existing ADHA policy.   This policy requires a court order to release any My Health…

New diabetes and hepatitis C medications available to patients this week

The Turnbull Government will help improve the lives of those living with diabetes and hepatitis C by making two treatments more affordable, helping patients save thousands of dollars a year.   In excess of 170,000 Australians, who face the many challenges and risks of living with the hepatitis C, are expected to benefit from the…

New epilepsy medicine to provide much needed support to thousands of Australians

Almost 6,500 patients who suffer from particularly severe epilepsy will receive much-needed support with the Turnbull Government subsidising a life-changing medicine, saving families thousands of dollars each year.   From August 1, Perampanel will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for children older than 12 and adults with severe epilepsy.   This will…

$5 million for research to improve mental health in elderly Australians

The Turnbull Government and beyondblue will provide a total of $5 million for research to help improve mental illness among our older Australians.   The funding will be allocated to seven innovative projects that will look to reduce depression, anxiety and suicide in elderly Australians by supporting evidence-based approaches.   One project includes a trial…

National action on endometriosis to help thousands of Australian women

The Turnbull Government will today release Australia’s first National Action Plan for Endometriosis to improve the quality of life of patients through better treatment, diagnosis, and aiming to ultimately find a cure. The Plan outlines a new approach to improving awareness and understanding of endometriosis, speeding up diagnosis, and developing better diagnostic and treatment options.…

Young cancer patients to access new treatments

Hundreds of young Australians with rare and aggressive forms of cancer will now access four new clinical trials from September, providing ground-breaking treatment and therapy options to patients. The Turnbull Government is providing CanTeen with $3.6 million to run four clinical trials which will support 260 patients with very rare and highly lethal cancers. These…

Bass Coast Breakers put on footy showcase for organ donation

This Sunday, the Bass Coast Breakers will host their second annual DonateLife Women’s Football Showcase at Dalyston Recreation Reserve. The Club received $6,780 through the Australian Government’s Community Awareness Grants Program to encourage more local community members to discuss with their families and register to become organ and tissue donors. The showcase coincides with DonateLife…