Helping Multicultural Communities Share COVID-19 Vaccine Info

 The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon. Alex Hawke MP Minister for Immigration, Citizenship Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   The Australian Government is investing over $1 million for targeted communication campaigns to ensure multicultural communities throughout Australia have the information they need about…

Updated ATAGI Advice Regarding AstraZeneca Vaccine

The Australian Government has today received updated advice from the expert vaccine body, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) about the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.   The experts at ATAGI have today updated their advice to recommend the Pfizer vaccine be preferred for adults aged 59 and under.   The Government fully accepts the…

Expanded PBS Listing to Save Australians Around $120,000 a Year

More than 800 Australians with stage IV advanced or metastatic kidney cancer will now have improved access to a heavily subsidised treatment through an expanded listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). From 1 July 2021, Cabometyx® (cabozantinib), will now be available as a first line treatment for Australians with stage IV clear cell variant…

Local Upgrades Continue Thanks to Roads to Recovery

Local road maintenance in the Mornington Peninsula will receive a welcomed boost thanks to funding under the Morrison Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.   Federal Member for Flinders the Hon Greg Hunt MP said the Australian Government will deliver over $186.5 million to 366 local government authorities nationwide for safer and better-maintained roads.   “Roads across…

Improving Health and Wellbeing Connections for Australian Men

This Men’s Health Week, we’re encouraging men to better connect with their health and wellbeing, by raising awareness of the preventable health problems facing Australian men and asking them ‘who’s on your team?’   As part of this year’s theme ‘Connecting for Men’s Health’, Healthy Male, a national men’s health information organisation, is reminding men…

Morrison Government Launches Your Healthy Pregnancy Campaign

Expectant mums will receive additional support on how to stay healthy whilst pregnant, through the Morrison Government’s Your Healthy Pregnancy campaign.   The campaign will increase awareness of the importance and benefits of appropriate physical activity, good nutrition and social and emotional wellbeing before and during pregnancy.   Making sure all Australians have the best…

$11.7 Million Investment in Research to Reduce Medication Harm

The Australian Government is investing $11.7 million in medical research for pharmacists to support patients with the safe use of medicines.   All Australians will take some form of medication throughout their lives for a number of reasons, but using medicines are not without risk.   The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia estimates 400,000 people present…

$20 million Redevelopment at Bays Aged Care Now Open

Following over $5.3 million in funding from the Commonwealth Government, The Bays Aged Care facility in Hastings has opened their new 60-bed redevelopment, expanding their overall capacity from 75 to 90 places for aging and aged residents.   The new state-of-the-art facility offers residents:   Private and Government-funded respite care, memory support and dementia care,…

COVID-19 Emergency Measures Extended for a Further Three Months 

The human biosecurity emergency period under the Biosecurity Act 2015 will be extended for a further three months.   The emergency period, which has been in place since 18 March 2020 to protect Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic, will continue until 17 September 2021.   The extension, declared by the Governor General today, was informed…

Keeping the Mornington Peninsulas Heart Beating – Go Local First

Keeping the Mornington Peninsulas Heart Beating – Go Local First   Mornington Peninsula residents are being reminded to shop locally for Peninsula products as part of the GO LOCAL FIRST campaign.   First launched in July 2020, GO LOCAL FIRST is an initiative coordinated by the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) that will…