$27 million for new medicines

The Morrison Government will invest $27 million to provide affordable access to three new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping Australians who are living with complications following stroke, those fighting cancer, and to support the enhanced response to the outbreak of syphilis in northern, central and southern Australia.   Three extended or…

Southport Medicinal Cannabis manufacturing facility opens

The Morrison Government continues to boost the nation’s medicinal cannabis sector, following the opening of a medicinal cannabis manufacturing facility in Southport, Queensland.   The THC Global facility will have the capacity to produce the equivalent of 120 tonnes of medicinal cannabis in oil or capsule form, to meet growing demand in Australia, and secure…

$11.7 million investment to keep Australians out of hospital

The Morrison Government is investing $11.7 million in 10 prevention projects to keep Australians out of hospital. Going back and forth to hospital can be stressful and inconvenient for patients and their families, and costly to Australia’s health system. There are many drivers of hospital admissions, including chronic and complex diseases, acute medical and mental…

100 Days, 100 Photos Champion Crowned

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP today joined with members of the community to crown Corrine Begg from Hastings the winner of the inaugural Flinders 100 Days, 100 Photos Competition.   Corrine’s photo of jockey Ruby and her horse at Balnarring Beach triumphed over close to 250 other submissions to take out…

Labor abandons Mount Martha North Beach

Local residents of Mount Martha have been left devastated at the news that the Andrews Labor Government would abandon Mount Martha North Beach.   Beloved by locals and tourists alike for decades, the beach has relied on numerous short term actions by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), including beach renourishment and…

$100 Million in Community Grants Available To Empower People with Disability

The Morrison Government has announced $100 million in funding for programs aimed at empowering people with disability across Australia to be independent and engage fully in social, economic and community life.   Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, said the Individual Capacity Building grants is now open and will fund activities in…

Construction complete for Bunguyan Reserve stage one

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, today joined with members of the Tyabb community to celebrate the completion of Stage 1 upgrades to Bunguyan Reserve.   As part of upgrades jointly funded by the Morrison Government, the Mornington Peninsula Shire and the Victorian Government, the Reserve now has improved infrastructure, including:  …

A New Frontier in Emergency Stroke Care

A team of Melbourne researchers have been awarded a $1 million dollar grant through the Morrison Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Frontiers initiative to develop, test and ultimately implement portable brain imaging tools in air and road ambulances.   The new technologies will better equip first responders and have the potential to transform access…