Aussie innovators to drive better health outcomes

The Turnbull Government will further strengthen links between the United States and Australia to collaborate on medical breakthroughs and research and development in healthcare, with the creation of four strategic committees. The four committees, made up of renowned Australians with extensive experience from sectors such as research, technology, innovation and healthcare, will support the Australian…

Applications open for record aged care offering

Existing and prospective aged care providers in south east Victoria are being encouraged to apply for a share in a record offering of more than 14,000 new aged care places, with a special focus on rural, regional and remote locations. With the 2018-19 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) opening on 2 July, Aged Care Minister…

New food labels provide more clarity for Australian consumers

Local consumers will now have more clarity and less confusion about the food products they buy. Consumers will now be able to look to the familiar kangaroo symbol for clear and accurate information on if the food was made, grown, produced or packed in Australia, or in another country, with the new country of origin…

Mental health funding boost for North West Tasmania

The Turnbull Government will provide $4.8 million to boost mental health services in North West Tasmania, committing new funding for mental health nurses and extra support for patients in regional areas. The funding is a direct response to an assessment carried out by the Tasmania Primary Health Network (PHN), which demonstrated that more community-based mental…

Improving patient healthcare through digital trials

Patients from around Australia will benefit from 15 new projects that will utilise information from a consenting patient’s My Health Record to improve the delivery of their healthcare. The $8.5 million Digital Health Test Beds program will trial new approaches in chronic health, palliative care and post hospital support. Eastern Health and Monash University are…

Free whooping cough vaccine for every pregnant woman in Flinders

Pregnant women from the Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast, Phillip Island and beyond are set to benefit as the Turnbull Government will provide the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine to every pregnant woman in Australia from 1 July this year. Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the $39.5 million investment will mean the vaccine…

Life-changing breast cancer medication for patients in Flinders

A life-changing breast cancer medicine listed by the Turnbull Government on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) will be available for patients around the electorate of Flinders from July 1 this year. Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the investment of $703.6 million by the Government will mean that more than 3,000 Australian…

Turnbull Government to invest $5 million in Rosebud Aquatic Centre

Rosebud Aquatic Centre will deliver a 50 metre indoor pool and gymnasium The Coalition Government is investing $5 million in the project The Centre will provide unrivalled community facilities for fitness and recreation Mornington Peninsula swimmers and residents are set for a rosy future following the Coalition Government’s investment in the Rosebud Aquatic Centre. Federal…

Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund now open

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has announced that applications are now open for grants of up to $1 million to assist small publishers in Flinders to stay competitive in today’s changing media environment.  The Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund will provide up to $16 million in grants per year over…

Regional journalism cadetships funding now available

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, is calling on local media outlets to consider applying for funding for cadetships of up to $40,000 to help strengthen local journalism.      The Turnbull Government is supporting cadetships to help publishers stay competitive and create opportunities for aspiring journalists to get their start. 100…