Child immunisation at record levels

The number of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to increase to record levels with new data showing more parents are getting the message to protect their children with life-saving vaccines. New data for the March 2019 quarter reveals immunisation rates for all five year olds is 94.78 per cent which is our highest…

Government accepts Stillbirth Report Recommendations

The Morrison Government has accepted the recommendations made by the Senate Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education Report. Our Government has agreed to, or agreed in principle to all the recommendations, and our response includes: developing a National Stillbirth Action and Implementation Plan in collaboration with state and territory governments and in consultation with…

Medicare bulk billing at record levels

New Medicare data shows nearly nine out of 10 Australians visit their GPs without paying a cent with GP bulk billing rates at a record 86 per cent in the nine months from July 2018 to March 2019.   This is up 4 percentage points compared to when Labor was last in office and a…

HIV diagnosis: lowest in almost two decades

HIV diagnoses in Australia is the lowest in almost 20 years due to increased prevention measures, earlier testing and treatment. In an Australian first, we have now seen significant reductions in new HIV diagnoses recorded at the national level thanks to the commitment of governments, healthcare, community and research sector. The Kirby Institute at UNSW…

Diabetes, Lung Cancer, Acne and Depression medicines listed on the PBS

The Morrison Government will provide affordable access to four new medicines through Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping patients living with debilitating and often life threatening conditions. Under the PBS, treatment for diabetes, severe cystic acne, depression and lung cancer will be available to patients for just $40.30 per script, or $6.50 with a concession card.…

Community Health and Hospitals Program funding underway

Following the 2019 Federal Election and within just five weeks of being sworn back in, the Morrison Government has signed agreements with all eight state and territory governments, Primary Health Networks and community organisations worth $229.2 million to deliver the first round of projects under the landmark $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program (CHHP).…

Free Annual Health Checks for Personnel Leaving Defence Force

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, today reminded personnel leaving the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and now living in the Mornington Peninsula community to book in for their Veteran Health Check.   This follows the announcement made by the Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel, Darren Chester, that from 1 July 2019…

$6.5 million for chronic disease care in South East Melbourne

Clinics in South East Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula will benefit from $6.5 million in funding to assist patients with chronic conditions.   The funding, provided by the Morrison Government through the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN), will see 28 general practices receive funding between $125,000 and $250,000 to deliver care coordination for…