New Senior School for Newhaven College

Students and staff at Newhaven College in Phillip Island will have full use of a new Senior School thanks to funding from the Turnbull Government. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, officially opened the school’s new Senior School and Science, Arts & Technology Wing today and took a tour of the new…

Medicare record for Australian patients

The latest Medicare data from July 2017 to March 2018 shows Australian patients have set a new record for the highest GP bulk-billing rate ever achieved for this period – increasing to 85.8 per cent. This is nearly 4 per cent higher than Labor’s 82.0 per cent, which they achieved when they were last in…

Medical research into flesh-eating ulcer

The Turnbull Government is providing $1.5 million in medical research funding to help better understand the flesh eating Buruli ulcer and reduce its spread in Australia.  This funding will be used by the University of Melbourne to study mosquitoes in areas around Victoria where Buruli ulcers have been reported.  There has recently been a spike…

Northern Territory and Tasmania sign onto record hospital funding agreement

The Turnbull Government welcomes the decision by the Northern Territory and Tasmanian governments to sign onto our new hospital agreement.  The National Health Agreement from 2020-21 to 2024-25, will deliver record hospital funding in each and every year, providing millions of additional hospital services for patients.  Under the agreement, Northern Territory public hospitals will receive…

$10 million to support cutting edge medical projects

The Turnbull Government will provide $10 million to support the development of eleven cutting edge medical projects, which will improve the lives of Australian patients and provide new options to help solve emerging health challenges. The projects include “the BioPen”, which is a handheld 3D printer that can be used in surgery to repair damaged…

CCTV cameras delivered for Rye

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP joined Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Mayor Brian Payne, Caterina Politi and members of the local community at the site of the recently completed Rye CCTV cameras on Thursday to see the completed system in action. “The local community in Rye have been lobbying for these cameras…

2018 influenza vaccines now available

More than 4.5 million Australians who are most at risk of getting sick during this year’s flu season can now access a free influenza vaccine, under the Federal Government’s National Immunisation Program.  Last year we saw the highest influenza activity in Australia in almost a decade, mirroring a global trend, with more than 250,000 Australians…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                        Topics: Greens’ proposal to legalise cannabis GREG HUNT: The Greens’ proposal for open slather on marijuana is dangerous and medically irresponsible. We know from bodies such as the AMA, the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK, from Mental Health Australia, from SANE…