$100 million to link clinical trial participation

The Morrison Government is investing $100 million to improve the health of Australians in rural, remote and regional areas through access to innovative clinical trials.   Australians in rural, regional and remote areas face barriers to taking part in clinical trials; including distance, cultural difference, geographical isolation and workforce capacity.   Clinical trials are a…

$20 million for ovarian cancer research

The Morrison Government’s $20 million for research grants into ovarian cancer opens today.   Ovarian cancer is estimated to be the tenth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian women and currently has no reliable early detection screening test.   We are supporting research that leads to improved diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer.   The…

Further step ‘Towards Zero’ as suicide prevention grants open

The Morrison Government is taking a further step towards reducing the number of lives lost to suicide in Australia, by providing $8 million to support research aimed at identifying effective approaches to suicide prevention.   The funding is being provided through the Government’s Million Minds Mission, with the grant round officially opening on 28 November…

Increased Support for indigenous diabetics

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with or at risk of diabetes-related foot problems and amputations, will receive increased support thanks to a new Morrison Government-funded initiative.   The Government will invest $6 million over two years to fund the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Diabetic Foot Complication Project.   The Project aims to reduce…

Roads to Recovery funding drives onto the Mornington Peninsula

A notorious bottleneck on the Mornington Peninsula is set to receive over $1.5 million in federal funding for upgrades thanks to the Morrison Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.   Bentons Road between Derril Road and the Mooroduc Highway will receive $1.62 million in upgrades, with construction set to start early next year.   Federal Member…

Response to Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report

The Morrison Government is taking strong action to respond to the three priority areas identified in the Aged Care Royal Commission’s Interim Report released on October 31, by increasing home care packages, reducing chemical restraints, and getting younger people out of residential aged care. The Royal Commission’s interim report is clear – as a country,…

Game changing cancer medicines now within reach for 2,200 Australians

Australians living with non-small cell lung cancer and early stage acute lymphoblastic leukaemia will be able to access better treatment options with new listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) coming into effect on 1 December 2019. More than 2,200 patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer will now be able to access Keytruda® (pembrolizumab)…