$16.6 Million Investment for Perinatal Mental Health Services

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon. David Coleman MP Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention   MEDIA RELEASE   6 June 2021 $16.6 million investment for perinatal mental health services   The Australian Government is building on its commitment to support…

GP Bulk Billing Services at Record Highs

The Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   6 June 2021   GP bulk billing services at record highs More Australians than ever are getting the medical care they need at no cost to themselves, with almost nine out of 10 visits to the GP in the nine…

World No Tobacco Day 2021 – Helping More Australians Quit Smoking

With approximately 20,000 Australians dying each year from tobacco-related illness, the Australian Government is investing $3 million through Cancer Council Victoria towards a new national best practice support service for nicotine cessation to ensure these health professional have up-to-date evidence-based resources.   Additional initiatives in the 2021–22 Budget aimed at encouraging people to quit smoking…

Safer Communities Grants Now Open

The Morrison Government is providing up to $20 million in funding for early intervention projects and up to $10 million for security infrastructure through round six of the Safer Communities Fund – open to incorporated associations and incorporated non-for-profit organisations.   The following grant opportunities important dates are:   The Early Intervention Grant: Grants between…

National Reconciliation Week – More Than a Word

This year, marks twenty years of Reconciliation in Australia and almost three decades of the Australian formal reconciliation process. National Reconciliation Week is a time where we acknowledge and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and re-affirm and progress reconciliation.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP said that reconciliation is about…

First legislation in Response to the Aged Care Royal Commission

 The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services Minister for Sport   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   The Australian Government has taken an important step to deliver its reforms to aged care by introducing the first legislation in response…

Clinical Guidelines to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis

 The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon. Nola Marino MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development & Territories Federal Member for Forrest   Nicolle Flint MP Federal Member for Boothby   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   Australian women with confirmed or suspected endometriosis can expect better diagnosis and treatment, following…

Promoting Cancer Screenings to Improve Early Detection Rates

The Australian Government is increasing its efforts to promote cancer screenings to support and improve outcomes for all Australians, including $9.7 million for a new National Bowel Cancer Screening Program awareness campaign. The campaign will aim to increase the numbers of Australians taking their free bowel cancer test and will focus on men aged 50…