Support for patients battling rare cancer

The Turnbull Government is providing $280,000 to help support people diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumours – a rare and often misdiagnosed cancer. The Unicorn Foundation will receive funding to help patients diagnosed with the condition, no matter where they live in Australia, to access information, either by phone or online, helping them understand the challenges and…

ABC Melbourne – Interview with Jon Faine

E&OE… Topics: Four year parliamentary terms; same sex marriage; plebiscite JON FAINE: Greg Hunt is the Minister for Health in the Turnbull Coalition Government, the Member for Flinders, and someone who has previously publically spoken about the need for reform of exactly this kind. Greg Hunt, good morning to you. GREG HUNT: And good morning,…

Health funding to protect Australians

The Turnbull Government is providing $27 million to strengthen the planning and response to a national health emergency, should one be triggered by bioterrorist attack or contagious disease outbreak. This funding will support the detection and identification of biological agents of security concern and high risk contagious diseases. The security and safety of every single…

Funding Approved for New Phillip Island Roundabout

The Australian Government will provide $3.5 million to build a dual-lane roundabout in Cape Woolamai, matching $3.5 million funding from the Victorian Government. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the project would reduce queueing and the risk of crashes at the intersection of Phillip Island Road and Woolamai Beach Road. “Across the…

Reclink national program a winner for Australia’s disadvantaged

The Turnbull Government is supporting Reclink’s national program which breaks down the barriers of isolation and inactivity among disadvantaged Australians to promote fitness, fun and social skills. Our investment of $2 million over two years will support Reclink Australia to reach out to some of our most disadvantaged Australians and engage them in new sport…

Additional support for treatment of polio survivors

The Turnbull Government is providing funding of $450,000 to Polio Australia to run clinical practice workshops for health professionals to improve their awareness of post-polio syndrome. Federal Health Minister and Member for Flinders Greg Hunt said a greater professional understanding of the symptoms associated with the late effects of polio would lead to improvements in…

Labor attacks private health insurance again

Once again Labor is attacking the 13 million Australians with private health cover – with confirmation today that they want to slash the private health insurance rebate. Every Australian family that cares about their health should be terrified of what a Labor Government would mean to them. Labor’s approach will drive up premiums, push people…

Round Three of the Stronger Communities Program opens for community groups

I am delighted to announce that grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 are available through Round Three of the Turnbull Government’s Stronger Communities Program. Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations or community groups for local projects across the electorate, covering 50 per cent of the project cost. Community groups in the Flinders electorate will share…