Newcastle University to receive $12.2 million medical research boost

The Federal Coalition Government is today announcing significant support for medical research at the University of Newcastle with $12.2 million to fund 19 major medical research projects. Provided through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), these grants will allow Newcastle University to continue its work in driving innovative, high quality research into the…

Continuing work to help combat antimicrobial resistance

The Turnbull Government is today launching a new online resource for industry and the community as part of our ongoing work to tackle the rise of antimicrobial resistance. The launch comes at the start of Antibiotic Awareness Week – which is a timely reminder for all Australians to take action to stop the overuse of…

New appointments to the Australian Sports Commission Board

I am pleased to announce the appointment of three new directors to the Board of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). Gabrielle Trainor, Andrea Mitchell and Mark Textor will add broad and extensive experience to the ASC Board, chaired by John Wylie AM. I am also delighted to announce the extension of ASC Board member Andrew…

Working together in Flinders to farm smarter, not harder

The National Landcare Program’s new Smart Farming Partnerships provide multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million in Flinders to put in place new and innovative sustainable land management practices, which protect and improve the condition of soils, vegetation and biodiversity. Member for Flinders, Minister Greg Hunt, called for groups of innovative and talented organisations…

75th Anniversary of Kokoda and the Beachheads

Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP, has urged the local community to reflect on the service and sacrifice of the Australians who fought at Kokoda and the Beachheads on its 75th anniversary today. “On this day 75 years ago, Australia retook the village of Kokoda and went on to win the final battles of the…

Boost for mental health services in the bush begins today

From today, people living in rural and remote regions of Australia will get improved access to psychological services, under a new telehealth initiative. A major barrier to rural residents accessing vital mental health treatment will be removed with the introduction of a new Medicare rebate for online videoconferencing mental health consultations with psychologists, social workers…

$35 million boost for new medical breakthroughs

The Turnbull Government is investing $35 million to identify and develop new medical solutions to improve the health of Australian patients. The funding will be drawn from the Coalition’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and back Australian companies and entrepreneurs to make medical discoveries. The first $5 million investment under the new BioMedTech Horizons program…

New mental health services now available for Mornington Peninsula

Starting from today, Mornington Peninsula residents will have access to a new range of free mental health support services. The new services are part of an Australian Government’s $11 million funding package for mental health services across South Eastern Melbourne. The new services include: • Accessible Psychological Interventions (APIs) to support those with mild/moderate mental…

$50,000 announced for Armistice Day Centenary Grants

Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP, today encouraged the local community to apply for funding under the recently announced Armistice Centenary Grants Program. The grants program announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan will open in November this year and support projects or activities that commemorate the end of the First World War.…