Mornington Peninsula schools invited to share in new funding

New equipment, building projects or additional targeted support could soon be on the way for schools across the Mornington Peninsula with the Australian Government making up to $200,000 available for projects to benefit local kids’ learning experience.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the Local Schools Community Fund will offer…

Informed Financial Consent (IFC) guide – Launched

The Morrison Government and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has today jointly launched a new guide that aims to better aid Australians when faced with making decisions around medical treatments.   The AMA’s Informed Financial Consent Guide; A Collaboration Between Doctors and Patients will help patients better understand medical treatment fees and out of pocket…

Infants with Cystic Fibrosis to breathe easier with new PBS listing

The Morrison Government is expanding access to a critically important medicine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) that will help infants living with Cystic Fibrosis and save their families up to $300,000 per year.   From 1 August, the medicine Kalydeco® (ivacaftor), will made available through the PBS for patients aged 12 to 24 months…

$21 million for dementia research

The Morrison Government will provide $21 million for 13 research projects that will focus on risk reduction, prevention and tracking of dementia, Australia’s second leading cause of death.   This brings the total investment under the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Boosting Dementia Research Grant scheme to $200 million.   Two dementia research…

New National Centre for Healthy Ageing

A funding agreement between the Morrison Government, Monash University and Peninsula Health will see a National Centre for Healthy Ageing at Monash University’s Peninsula campus.   Following the 2019-20 Budget announcement of a $32 million contribution from the Government for the National Centre for Healthy Ageing, a project agreement has been signed and the first…

Construction underway for Rosebud Aquatic Centre

Residents on the Southern Peninsula are getting closer to having a new place to swim in both summer and winter with construction due to commence on the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Rosebud Aquatic Centre.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, today joined with members of the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council at the…

Cuts to deeming rates a cash boost for more than 1 million Australians

Nearly 10,000 people on the Mornington Peninsula will benefit from a multimillion boost across the next four years following the Morrison Government’s decision to cut deeming rates.   Minister for Families and Social Services Senator Anne Ruston said the changes would benefit about 628,000 age pensioners and more than 455,000 people receiving other payments.  …

A $2.8 million focus on Diabetes

The Morrison Government is committed to tackling diabetes and is investing $2.8 million to help prevent and treat diabetes-related blindness and foot complications. Diabetes is a chronic condition that impacts the lives of more than 1.2 million Australians. Coinciding with National Diabetes Week, Morrison Government funding will support two new programs: $1.5 million will be…