Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins October 1

October 1 is the commencement of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   It is yet another strong reminder to all Australian women they should put their health and well-being first.   Early detection remains the best chance of survival.   It is important women of all ages self-check their breasts, and women aged 50 to 74…

Cheaper Medicine for over 500,000 patients

Cheaper medicine is on the way for more than 500,000 patients from October 1, with price reductions for common scripts and new medicines added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), in some cases saving over $100,000 per patient. Medicines to treat lung cancer, lymphoblastic and acute leukaemia, and nausea associated with chemotherapy will now be…

Inaugural Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day

The Morrison Government has launched the annual Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day, along with an additional $7 million in research funding, to help support children and their families living with the devastating disease.   It is estimated around 100 children aged 0-14 years are diagnosed with brain cancer each year, and an estimated 36 children…

$6.6 million to find answers to important health questions

The Morrison Government is investing more than $6.6 million in four research projects that seek to answer important public health questions around melanoma detection in high-risk patients, the effectiveness of breast MRIs, the cost of chronic fatigue and mobile x-rays at residential aged care facilities.   These projects are funded under the Medical Research Future…

Steering Committee Established For National Preventive Health Strategy

The Morrison Government is progressing its 10-year National Preventive Health Strategy, with an Expert Steering Committee selected to inform the strategy’s development.   The Strategy aims to help Australians improve their health at all stages of life, through early intervention, better information and targeting modifiable risk factors, and the broader causes of poor health.  …

$33 Million for Research to Improve Health Care Now

The Morrison Government is investing more than $33 million for research into health care practices and interventions that will focus on people with, or at risk of developing chronic conditions.   The research will examine new and improved ways to help Australians adopt healthier lifestyles, and explore new models of coordinated care for those battling…

Round two of Local Sporting Champions closing soon

Local Sporting Champions continues to support more aspiring young sportspeople than ever before, with Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, encouraging families on the Mornington Peninsula to apply for the next round of the popular grants program by 30 September 2019.   The Morrison Government’s Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance…

Support for World Sepsis Day

As we mark World Sepsis Day, the Morrison Government has announced $1.5 million in funding to combat this devastating condition.   Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by your body’s response to an infection. Your immune system protects you from many illnesses and infections, but it’s also possible for it to go into overdrive in…