New food labels provide more clarity for Australian consumers

Local consumers will now have more clarity and less confusion about the food products they buy. Consumers will now be able to look to the familiar kangaroo symbol for clear and accurate information on if the food was made, grown, produced or packed in Australia, or in another country, with the new country of origin…

Mental health funding boost for North West Tasmania

The Turnbull Government will provide $4.8 million to boost mental health services in North West Tasmania, committing new funding for mental health nurses and extra support for patients in regional areas. The funding is a direct response to an assessment carried out by the Tasmania Primary Health Network (PHN), which demonstrated that more community-based mental…

Improving patient healthcare through digital trials

Patients from around Australia will benefit from 15 new projects that will utilise information from a consenting patient’s My Health Record to improve the delivery of their healthcare. The $8.5 million Digital Health Test Beds program will trial new approaches in chronic health, palliative care and post hospital support. Eastern Health and Monash University are…

Free whooping cough vaccine for every pregnant woman in Flinders

Pregnant women from the Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast, Phillip Island and beyond are set to benefit as the Turnbull Government will provide the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine to every pregnant woman in Australia from 1 July this year. Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the $39.5 million investment will mean the vaccine…

Life-changing breast cancer medication for patients in Flinders

A life-changing breast cancer medicine listed by the Turnbull Government on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) will be available for patients around the electorate of Flinders from July 1 this year. Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the investment of $703.6 million by the Government will mean that more than 3,000 Australian…

Turnbull Government to invest $5 million in Rosebud Aquatic Centre

Rosebud Aquatic Centre will deliver a 50 metre indoor pool and gymnasium The Coalition Government is investing $5 million in the project The Centre will provide unrivalled community facilities for fitness and recreation Mornington Peninsula swimmers and residents are set for a rosy future following the Coalition Government’s investment in the Rosebud Aquatic Centre. Federal…

Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund now open

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has announced that applications are now open for grants of up to $1 million to assist small publishers in Flinders to stay competitive in today’s changing media environment.  The Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund will provide up to $16 million in grants per year over…

Regional journalism cadetships funding now available

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, is calling on local media outlets to consider applying for funding for cadetships of up to $40,000 to help strengthen local journalism.      The Turnbull Government is supporting cadetships to help publishers stay competitive and create opportunities for aspiring journalists to get their start. 100…

$8 million in funding to support asthma patients

The Turnbull Government will provide more than $8 million in funding to support thousands of asthma patients in Australia. Asthma can be fatal, causing around 400 deaths each year and asthma attacks cause around 40,000 hospitalisations every year. More than 2.5 million Australians are affected by asthma and it is one of the most common…

Sporting Schools extends its reach to get children more active

Applications close this week for the Coalitions $200 million Sporting Schools program and Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has encouraged all local schools in the electorate to apply. Statistics show more than 80 per cent of children are not getting enough physical activity and that 27 per cent of children aged…