Labor offers nothing to support older Australians

Last night Bill Shorten offered nothing to support older Australians.  In comparison this week alone, the Turnbull Government delivered a record $5 billion Budget boost. Funding is growing from $18 billion in 2017-18 to $23 billion in 2021-22 – totalling $86 billion.  Under the Coalition, every year home care packages are up, residential aged care…

Better health outcomes through My Health Record

The My Health Record system is delivering better health outcomes for patients and their treating doctors and specialists.  To inform how My Health Record data can be used and protected for public health and research purposes, the Australian Government has developed a framework in consultation with consumers, clinicians, medical researchers, industry experts, privacy advocates and…

A Budget that delivers for Flinders

Residents from the Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast, Western Port, Cardinia and Casey are all set to benefit from the Turnbull Government is sticking to its plan to build a stronger economy, the Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said today. “Under the Government’s economic plan jobs are being created, investment is rising…

Guaranteeing essential services – record investment in health

The 2018–19 Budget is guaranteeing the essential health services that Australians rely on, with a $12.4 billion increase in the Health Budget and a $414.5 billion investment in health, aged care and sport.  We will increase: • Medicare funding by $4.8 billion;  • public hospital funding by more than $30 billion;  • investment in new…

Full steam ahead for Baxter rail electrification and duplication

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP and Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP were thrilled to help secure the Coalition Government’s $225 million investment into the duplication and electrification of the Frankston rail line to Baxter. The electrification project is expected to create almost 4,000 jobs and provide much needed relief…

Free whooping cough vaccine for every pregnant woman

The Turnbull Government will provide the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine to every pregnant woman in the country, protecting both baby and mother from this life-threatening disease.  The $39.5 million investment will mean the vaccine is added to the National Immunisation Program, guaranteeing its access, safety and availability for the first time.  Whooping cough is a…

Mental health funding boost to support thousands of Australians

The Turnbull Government will provide $33.8 million to Lifeline to significantly boost their telephone crisis service, helping them support hundreds of thousands of Australians in need. Over 1 million Australians reach out to Lifeline each year and it receives the largest call volume of any crisis support service.  This funding will mean the charity can…

Life-saving medicine listed for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

The Turnbull Government will provide $241 million to list a vital and life-saving medicine which treats Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), cutting the cost to patients by hundreds of thousands of dollars. From 1 June this year we will make Spinraza available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for the treatment of Type 1, Type 2…

$3.9 million investment in multicultural mental health

The Turnbull Government is investing $3.9 million for tailored mental health support for Australians from multicultural backgrounds.  The $3.9 million investment over three years will help to ensure that our mental health system reflects and responds well to Australia’s diverse population and that quality and culturally-responsive care is available to everyone when they need it…

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…