$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…

Securing the future of the Green Wedges

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has confirmed his commitment to protecting and retaining the Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge for its major health, conservation, agricultural, economic and recreational benefits for future generations. Speaking before addressing the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s Green Wedge Summit, Minister Hunt outlined his strong advocacy for Green Wedges,…

$33 million research funding to fight rare cancers and rare diseases

The Turnbull Government will provide $33 million to our world class researchers to continue the fight against rare cancers and rare diseases, giving hope to thousands of patients.  Although we have seen increased survival rates for some cancers such as breast and bowel cancer, survival rates for rare cancers such as brain and ovarian cancer…

$160 million boost for mental health support

Australians with severe mental health illness will now receive more support services in their communities with a $160 million funding boost following a Turnbull Government agreement with states and territories. The Turnbull Government will provide $80 million over four years, with every state and territory government dollar matching this funding commitment, which will be allocated…

Doorstop – Tyabb

E&OE…                        Topics: GPs prescribing opioids; $80 million for community mental health; ALP’s war on business GREG HUNT: Australian doctors are the best in the world. They are doing a tremendous job and they help Australians protect against pain and chronic illness. One of the…

Kalgoorlie to receive Medicare-eligible MRI licence

The Turnbull Government will provide a Medicare-eligible MRI licence at the Kalgoorlie Health Campus, as the first response to a Parliamentary Inquiry into the availability and accessibility of diagnostic imaging equipment around Australia.  Western Australia, and in particular Kalgoorlie, has been identified as an area of critical need.   Our commitment ensures important medical scans will…

New Mobile Blackspot Program round announced

Residents, visitors and businesses across the Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast, Cardinia Shire and the City of Casey are being asked to highlight areas of poor mobile coverage ahead of the Federal Government’s fourth round of Mobile Blackspot Program. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has welcomed the Federal Government’s plan to address…

$2 million in research funding to prevent and better treat cerebral palsy

The Turnbull Government will provide $2 million in funding to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation to prevent and better treat cerebral palsy. The research will focus on four priority areas including the making of early diagnosis and treatment of cerebral palsy the standard of care in Australia, clinical trials of new interventions in high…