The Turnbull Government is supporting the expansion of community pharmacy programs to help more patients around Australia better understand and manage their medications and avoid ill-health

The Turnbull Government is supporting the expansion of community pharmacy programs to help more patients around Australia better understand and manage their medications and avoid ill-health. Under the Increasing Patient Access to Medication Management Services measure in the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement, the Turnbull Government is providing $600 million to continue and expand a number…

Providing $400,000 life-saving drug to Australian kids with rare disease

The Turnbull Government will provide a life-saving treatment to Australian patients who have a rare medical condition known as Morquio A Syndrome, at no cost. Vimizim® (elosulfase alfa) will be available under the Life Saving Drugs Program from 1 August. With treatment costing around $400,000 each year, many Australian children suffering from Morquio A have…

Clothes4U receives $4,747 to continue its community assistance

Volunteer organisation Clothes4U has received $4,747 in Federal funding to continue its vital work in the community. Clothes4U provides free clothes, accessories and basics such as toothpaste and shampoo to women so they can attend job interviews, court dates and other important appointments. Many of the women are escaping domestic violence, or are homeless, parolees,…

Supporting medical innovation to deliver better health for Australians

The Turnbull Government is providing $5.2 million to support researchers and small and medium start-up businesses to deliver innovative health and medical breakthroughs, and better health outcomes for Australians. For many years, Australia has had an enviable international reputation for delivering ground-breaking health and medical research outcomes that make a real difference to the lives…

$73 million to support the mental health of Australian children

The Turnbull Government will invest $73 million in two new mental health programs to ensure Australian children and young people receive the support they need during their school years. Under the National Support for Child and Youth Mental Health Program, training and resources on mental health issues will be provided to people who regularly interact…

Transcript – Press Conference Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: $73 million to support the mental health of Australian children, energy policy. MICHAEL SUKKAR: Well good morning. Thanks everyone for being here at Vermont Secondary College in the electorate of Deakin. My name’s Michael Sukkar, I’m the Member for Deakin, the Assistant Minister for the Treasurer. And I want to thank Tony Jacobs,…

Construction begins on Phillip Island Health and Medical Hub

Today marks a milestone achievement as we turn the first sod on construction of the new Health and Medical Hub in Cowes. The Coalition Government has provided $2.5 million for this vital health project, which delivers on our commitment to develop public health facilities on Phillip Island. The sod turning is the culmination of years…