$50,000 Grants Available to Environment Groups in Flinders

Our local community, landcare, environment and other natural resource management groups can now apply for funding to help restore our local environment in Flinders, under the Coalition Government’s $5 million Environment Small Grants opportunity. The Government is providing the grants under Phase 2 of its National Landcare Program, to help communities deliver natural resource management…

Flinders residents urged to have say on aged care staffing

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, is urging interested local residents to have their say on the staffing of Aged Care homes in the Flinders region and across the nation, by participating in an online survey or by contributing to the current national review of the Aged Care workforce. “Everyone understands how…

$1.4 Billion rescued for Australians as part of fraud upheaval

Australian taxpayers have saved $1.4 billion through Government investigations of welfare fraud and non-compliance during the past 18 months. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, said those who do commit fraud were taking money away from those in most need of assistance. “Australia has a generous social safety net reflective of our…

Better palliative care services at home

The Turnbull Government is funding a pilot program so people nearing the end of their lives receive better care and treatment at home. The $8.3 million program will trial new ways to provide palliative care services, delivering the right care at the right time, while also aiming to reduce hospitalisations.  The Greater Choice for At…

1200 more premises switch on to the nbn

Five new fixed wireless towers in the electorate of Flinders have recently been switched on or will be switched on by the end of February 2018. The five towers will provide fixed wireless services to over 1200 properties in Somerville and Dromana. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, said the new towers…

Mornington Peninsula wine a top drop in global markets

Mornington Peninsula wines saw a strong surge in exports volume last year, with a wide range of countries experiencing Australian wines in their own homes. Australian wine exports, including from the Mornington Peninsula wine region, continued to experience phenomenal growth with 2017 volumes topping 800 million litres and export value experiencing its highest annual growth…

Ground-breaking flu vaccines to protect millions of Aussies

The Turnbull Government will provide two new ground-breaking flu vaccines to over three million Australians aged 65 years and over – free of charge. This is a direct response to last year’s horrific flu season, which had a devastating impact around the world, and aimed squarely at saving lives. More than 90 per cent of…

Local volunteer heroes urged to apply for National Volunteering Conference

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has called for local volunteers to apply for a scholarship to attend this year’s National Volunteering Conference. Minister Hunt said the scholarships would support volunteer coordinators and community leaders to travel to Sydney for the national conference. “The scholarships recognise the vital role volunteers play in…

New action plan to fight childhood heart disease

The Turnbull Coalition Government will develop a national plan to uncover new treatments and care options for more than 64,000 Australians affected by congenital/childhood heart disease.  National Childhood Heart Disease Action Plan will be jointly developed with HeartKids, who will receive $150,000 to undertake this work.  Congenital conditions, including congenital heart disease, are the leading…

Public consultation to toughen the multinational anti-avoidance law

Multinational companies who attempt to avoid Australian taxes will see more loopholes closed under proposed new legislation. The Turnbull Government’s Multinational Anti-Avoidance Law (MAAL) took effect from 1 January 2016 and prevents multinationals from escaping Australian tax by using artificial or contrived arrangements to avoid having a taxable presence in Australia. Today the Government has…