$20 million for drug and alcohol treatment in South Australia

The Liberal National Government will provide $20 million to boost drug and alcohol treatment services in South Australia particularly in regional and rural areas.   The funding will be available over three years and will be provided as grants of up to $2.5 million in each identified area of need within the state.   The…

Productivity Commission inquiry into mental health terms of reference

The Coalition Government has today released the terms of reference for the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into mental health and announced the appointment of an Associate Commissioner for the inquiry. The inquiry will consider how mental illness can affect all aspects of a person’s quality of life including physical health, social participation, education, employment and financial…

South Australian endometriosis school education program launched

A program teaching South Australian high school students about the chronic menstrual health disorder endometriosis will be launched in South Australian schools thanks to joint funding from the Morrison and Marshall Governments. The State and Federal Governments will each provide $140,000 for the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia to run the Periods, Pain, Endometriosis Program…

$4 million to fund research into Autism

The Liberal National Government will provide nearly $4 million in funding for new research into autism, helping find better diagnosis, treatment and care for those affected by the developmental condition.   The research funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council has been allocated for five projects across Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.…

Explore the possibilities with AccessAbility Day

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, is encouraging employers and people with disability to get involved in AccessAbility Day 2018 during the week of 26 – 30 November.   AccessAbility Day is an Australian Government initiative, connecting employers and people with disability for a day. The initiative aims to increase awareness, understanding…

My Health Record privacy measures pass the Senate

The Morrison Government has successfully passed important privacy measures relating to My Health Record, through the Senate, strengthening Labor’s original legislation and further protecting the health information of Australians. They include tougher penalties for those that misuse the system, strengthening provisions to safeguard against domestic violence, prohibiting employers from requesting and using health information from…

MEDIA STATEMENT

Today the Government worked with the Senate crossbench to extend the opt-out period for My Health Record.   The opt-out period will be extended until January 31, 2019, however, it’s important to note that people can opt-out at any time.   Labor’s plan to delay and derail the roll out of the My Health Record…

Unmetered monthly data on the way for NBN Satellite customers

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, today welcomed the announcement by NBN Co’s to provide increased data allowances for regional Australians using Sky Muster satellite services.   Minister Hunt said that the announced change recognises that people living in regional Australia have the same internet requirements as those living in cities.  …

Labor’s Property Tax to hit Flinders

Home owners and property renters in Flinders will be hit hard by Labor’s ill-conceived property tax.   “In Flinders, there are more than 7181 people who negative gear their property and stand to lose if Labor has its way,” Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said.   “Labor’s property tax will not…

All locals have a role to play in National Recycling Week

Locals from the Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast are being urged to think about the way they recycle this month as part of National Recycling Week.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said everyone has a role to play in increasing recycling.   “We all have a role to play in…