$1.6 million for innovative ovarian cancer care pilot

The Liberal National Government will invest $1.6 million in an innovative pilot project to support women living with ovarian cancer.   Delivered through Ovarian Cancer Australia, the pilot program is built upon a psychosocial support case management model using telehealth to provide care and support to ovarian cancer patients and their families.   It is…

$32 million program to support Australian researchers

The Liberal National Government is providing the medical research sector a $32 million boost over four years to help researchers make their medical breakthroughs a commercial success.   Funded through the landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), the Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) grant initiative will assist Australian researchers gain access to entrepreneurial…

$26 million for perinatal mental health

The Liberal National Government will support the mental health of expectant and new parents with $26 million for a new Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program.   The impending birth and arrival of a baby—the perinatal period—brings incredible joy as well as new challenges and responsibilities which can be overwhelming.   Each year, an estimated…

Full sails for McCrae Yacht Club

The McCrae Yacht Club will receive a welcome boost to its upgrade plans after securing $147,000 through round two of the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Grants program.   The funding will allow the club to proceed with plans to improve disability access, install additional female facilities and undergo expansion to improve participation.   Federal…

$150,000 delivered to improve women’s sport in Tyabb

Women’s sport in Western Port received a boost this week, with the delivery of $150,000 in Federal Government funds to install upgraded change room facilities at Bunguyan Recreation Reserve in Tyabb.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, joined with Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor David Gill and Watson Ward Councillor Julie Morris…

Flinders residents encouraged to claim $110 million in Medicare rebates

A handy financial windfall is awaiting Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast residents, who need to do one simple thing to claim their cash from the Federal Government.   Local Medicare customers are being encouraged to update their bank account details so they can access missed Medicare rebates. Almost 670,000 people have not provided Medicare with…

$25 million for Peel Health Campus

The Liberal National Government will invest $25 million to upgrade the Peel Health Campus (PHC) in Western Australia, improving important health services for people in Mandurah and the Peel region.   An investment of $21 million through our Government’s Community Health and Hospitals Fund will deliver the expansion of the Emergency Department, the construction of…

$10 million for research into precision medicines

The Liberal National Government is investing $10 million in research that will help use a person’s DNA and their environment to help create personalised medicine for a multitude of medical conditions including obesity, autism, and type 2 diabetes.   The funding will go to the Perth-based Australian National Phenome Centre at Murdoch University, which is…

$375 million for 50 MRI licences

The Liberal National Government will expand its MRI program to 50 new MRI licences, giving patients from all around Australia access to life saving scans.   As we mark World Cancer Day, this investment will allow patients to access Medicare-subsidised lifesaving scans for cancer as well as stroke, heart and other medical conditions.   An…

$54.5 million for type 1 diabetes research

The Liberal National Government will provide $54.5 million for research that will give new hope and support to the more than 120,000 Australian children and adults living with type 1 diabetes.   The funding is provided through the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).   Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Australia will receive $25 million…