New medicine to help end the transmission of HIV

The Turnbull Government is taking a critical step in helping end the transmission of HIV infection in Australia with the 1 April listing of tenofovir with emtricitabine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS).  Known as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), the preventative medicine is for people at medium to high risk of HIV infection.  It puts Australia…

More international tourists visit Phillip Island

More international visitors are sightseeing on Phillip Island and spending more during their trip. Federal Member for Flinders, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP said this month’s International Visitor Survey data revealed 53,000 international visitors flocked to experience tourism attractions on the island, spending $16 million in the year to December 2017. “More tourists are immersing…

More international tourists visit the Mornington Peninsula

More international visitors are sightseeing on the Mornington Peninsula and spending more during their trip. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said this month’s International Visitor Survey data revealed 63,000 international visitors flocked to experience tourism attractions around the Peninsula, spending $87 million in the year to December 2017. “More tourists are…

Medical Research to improve healthcare in the Hunter

The Turnbull Government will invest more than $6 million into medical research projects in the Hunter and Northern NSW region, aimed at improving healthcare options for patients. NSW Regional Health Partners, which aligns clinicians and researchers across the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid-North Coast districts, will receive $6.1 million over three years from the Medical…

Medical research to uncover better treatment for Indigenous Australians

The Turnbull Government will invest more than $6 million in a health science centre in Alice Springs which is focused on addressing health challenges faced by Indigenous Australians. The Central Australia Academic Health Science Centre will receive $6.1 million over three years from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).   This funding will support better treatment…

Providing Sanctuary to the Critically Endangered Orange-Bellied Parrot

The Coalition Government is investing in an innovative project to help the critically-endangered orange-bellied parrot survive winter. Every year the birds migrate between Victoria and Tasmania. But a high proportion of wild-born first year parrots fail to complete their first migration. Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP, was pleased to announce that local wildlife…

Medical research to uncover better treatment for Indigenous Australians

The Turnbull Government will invest more than $6 million in a health science centre in Alice Springs which is focused on addressing health challenges faced by Indigenous Australians. The Central Australia Academic Health Science Centre will receive $6.1 million over three years from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).   This funding will support better treatment…

Language learning for preschoolers in Flinders

Around 550 children at 16 preschools in Flinders will be given the opportunity to learn a second language this year, thanks to the Turnbull Government’s Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program.  Federal Member for Flinders, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said it was encouraging to see to see so many Flinders preschools taking part in…

New partnership to drive better healthcare research and development

The Turnbull Government has set up a new advisory board to work with the United States to promote technology and innovation in healthcare. The Australian Advisory on Technology and Healthcare Competitiveness will partner with America’s top technology leaders from the United States Council on Competitiveness. Australia has a unique opportunity to lift the level of…

Better support for patients with low survival cancers and diseases

The Turnbull Government is calling for applications from the country’s best and brightest researchers to help find new treatments for low survival cancers and diseases. Researchers will share in $10 million to improve the survival rates and outcomes for patients. Low survival rate cancers are estimated to cause nearly 40 per cent of total cancer…