$6.6 million to find answers to important health questions

The Morrison Government is investing more than $6.6 million in four research projects that seek to answer important public health questions around melanoma detection in high-risk patients, the effectiveness of breast MRIs, the cost of chronic fatigue and mobile x-rays at residential aged care facilities.   These projects are funded under the Medical Research Future…

Steering Committee Established For National Preventive Health Strategy

The Morrison Government is progressing its 10-year National Preventive Health Strategy, with an Expert Steering Committee selected to inform the strategy’s development.   The Strategy aims to help Australians improve their health at all stages of life, through early intervention, better information and targeting modifiable risk factors, and the broader causes of poor health.  …

$33 Million for Research to Improve Health Care Now

The Morrison Government is investing more than $33 million for research into health care practices and interventions that will focus on people with, or at risk of developing chronic conditions.   The research will examine new and improved ways to help Australians adopt healthier lifestyles, and explore new models of coordinated care for those battling…

Round two of Local Sporting Champions closing soon

Local Sporting Champions continues to support more aspiring young sportspeople than ever before, with Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, encouraging families on the Mornington Peninsula to apply for the next round of the popular grants program by 30 September 2019.   The Morrison Government’s Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance…

Support for World Sepsis Day

As we mark World Sepsis Day, the Morrison Government has announced $1.5 million in funding to combat this devastating condition.   Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by your body’s response to an infection. Your immune system protects you from many illnesses and infections, but it’s also possible for it to go into overdrive in…

Remembrance Day mail out to hit schools this week

Mornington Peninsula schools will this week receive an educational kit encouraging students to learn more about Remembrance Day in the lead up to 11 November, when veterans will be commemorated for their service and sacrifice in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.   Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the kits are…

Easing the burden of prostate cancer

The Morrison Government has increased its support for men battling prostate cancer, after it launched the Position Statement for Distress Screening and Psychosocial Care for Men with Prostate Cancer, developed by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.   Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men, with around 19,500 men in Australia being…

Helping young Australians participate in STEM

The Morrison Government is offering grants of up to $20,000 for schools and organisations to give our kids science opportunities in Australia and abroad.   The Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions program is now open for applications.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the Grants would…