Northern Territory and Tasmania sign onto record hospital funding agreement

The Turnbull Government welcomes the decision by the Northern Territory and Tasmanian governments to sign onto our new hospital agreement.  The National Health Agreement from 2020-21 to 2024-25, will deliver record hospital funding in each and every year, providing millions of additional hospital services for patients.  Under the agreement, Northern Territory public hospitals will receive…

$10 million to support cutting edge medical projects

The Turnbull Government will provide $10 million to support the development of eleven cutting edge medical projects, which will improve the lives of Australian patients and provide new options to help solve emerging health challenges. The projects include “the BioPen”, which is a handheld 3D printer that can be used in surgery to repair damaged…

CCTV cameras delivered for Rye

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP joined Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Mayor Brian Payne, Caterina Politi and members of the local community at the site of the recently completed Rye CCTV cameras on Thursday to see the completed system in action. “The local community in Rye have been lobbying for these cameras…

2018 influenza vaccines now available

More than 4.5 million Australians who are most at risk of getting sick during this year’s flu season can now access a free influenza vaccine, under the Federal Government’s National Immunisation Program.  Last year we saw the highest influenza activity in Australia in almost a decade, mirroring a global trend, with more than 250,000 Australians…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                        Topics: Greens’ proposal to legalise cannabis GREG HUNT: The Greens’ proposal for open slather on marijuana is dangerous and medically irresponsible. We know from bodies such as the AMA, the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK, from Mental Health Australia, from SANE…

Investing in better Parkinson’s disease management

Marking World Parkinson’s Day, the Turnbull Government’s Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF), is investing $7.75 million to help Global Kinetics Corporation continue to develop their world leading technology to help Parkinson’s sufferers self-manage their disease and therapy requirements.  The technology, the Parkinson’s KinetiGraph (PKG), is a wrist worn device that monitors symptoms and provides clinical reports…

More funding for Men’s Sheds across Australia

The Turnbull Government is providing funding to 90 Men’s Sheds across the country to support the mental health and overall wellbeing of Australian men. Men’s Sheds will receive grants totalling $395,000 under round 16 of the National Shed Development Programme to help them buy tools, maintain sheds and host community activities focused on men’s health…

Increased payments lock in record Commonwealth funding for hospitals

The Turnbull Government will make an increased payment of $547 million to the states and territories for public hospital activity in 2015-16, following the final reports by independent hospital pricing and funding agencies.  Commonwealth payments will now total $17.4 billion in 2015-16 and reflect the actual public hospital services delivered, after errors were found in…