Additional $20 million for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research

The Australian Government is providing more than $20 million additional funding for research to improve mental health care and reduce suicide rates in Australia.   Mental health and suicide prevention remains one of the Government’s highest priorities.   Almost half of Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetimes and as we battle COVID-19…

World-leading COVIDSafe app working and delivering

The Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app has reached six million downloads less than a month after being launched by Australia’s health leaders. The app is helping state and territory public health officials automate and improve manual contact tracing of the coronavirus.   Since its launch, the COVIDSafe app has received widespread support and endorsement from across…

Funding boost for local volunteers this National Volunteer Week

This week marks National Volunteer Week and seventeen local community groups on the Mornington Peninsula will benefit from a share in $9 million of federal funding to support local volunteers across Australia.   The grants awarded are between $1,000 and $5,000, and will enable organisations on the Mornington Peninsula to better support their volunteers to…

$400 million funding boost for health and medical research

The Morrison Government will invest almost $400 million in world-leading health and medical research projects to improve the lives of all Australians.   Our Government will strengthen Australians’ health through research to prevent illness and deliver better health care as we recover and restore our nation in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.   A…

Australians urged to stay vigilant as COVID-19 toll climbs to 100

The Australian Government has renewed calls for Australians to stay vigilant as the toll of people who have died as a result of COVID-19 rises to 100. Minister for Health Greg Hunt and Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians Richard Colbeck today urged residents to maintain physical distancing and strict hygiene measures to ensure…

International World Family Doctor Day

On World Family Doctor Day, May 19, we are proud in Australia to recognise the critically important work undertaken by medical practitioners on the front line every day, as part of Australia’s health care system which is experiencing unprecedented challenges with the national emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.   Our nation’s general practitioners are…

Improving hygiene in Mornington Peninsula schools

The Morrison Government will provide an additional $10 million to improve COVID-19 hygiene measures in non-government schools that plan to have 50 per cent of their students back in the classroom by June 1. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said non-government schools on the Mornington Peninsula would benefit from the additional…

Government backs innovative COVID-19 research

The Australian Government is supporting world-leading research into the latest COVID-19 treatments through a dedicated round of the Medical Research Future Fund’s Biomedical Translation Bridge. The Government, in partnership with the not-for-profit organisation MTPConnect, has announced a new round of its $22.3 million Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) Program to support COVID-19 related research projects. The…