Additional $132.2 million for Aged Care Covid response

The Morrison Government will invest a further $132.2 million in its response to the Aged Care Royal Commission’s recommendations on COVID-19. The Government accepted and is acting on all six recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety as previously announced in October 2020. The $132.2 million package includes $63.3 million for…

Now more than ever, the fight against HIV must continue

To mark World AIDS Day 2020 and support the ‘now more than ever’ theme, the Morrison Government will provide almost $6.2 million towards the ongoing battle against HIV, and has expanded access to Dovato® on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   Today, more than 28,000 Australians are living with HIV and it is very pleasing…

Disability Royal Commission Public Hearing COVID-19 Report

The Australian Government welcomes the COVID-19 report of the Disability Royal Commission. The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen significant challenges in the way all Australians live our lives, however, the Government recognises the unique factors that need to be considered when managing the health care needs of people with disability. One of our…

PBS support for Australians living with leukaemia

Patients living with one of Australia’s most common forms of leukaemia are set to benefit from expanded access to a breakthrough medicine through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). From 1 December, access to Venclexta® (venetoclax) will be extended in combination with obinutuzumab for the first-line treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia who have co-existing…

$4 million for new COVID-19 research

The Morrison Government is supporting six new COVID-19 research projects across four institutions, allowing researchers continue to examine the virus and our response to the pandemic. More than $4 million will be distributed from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) through two grant rounds to institutions including Monash University, Deakin University and Macquarie University. These…

Transcript – Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE… Topics: Extension of telehealth; $4 million for COVID digital health delivery; European COVID cases numbers; AstraZeneca vaccine; Quarantine facilities; State borders; WA state border; Travel bubble with New Zealand; Returning Australian travellers. GREG HUNT: To have somebody who’s an outstanding medical professional in his own right as well as an outstanding medical leader, I…

HomeBuilder continues to support the Mornington Peninsula

Latest figures from Master Builders Australia show that HomeBuilder is helping drive our COVID-19 recovery by pulling Australia’s economy forward and creating real and tangible employment for tradies.   The construction and trades industries are one of the largest employers on the Mornington Peninsula, with almost 15% of the local community employed in the sector.…