Community rallies for Rye Primary School

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has called on the Victorian Labor Government to join with the local community to fix the deteriorating basketball courts at Rye Primary School.   For the past three years, the school’s sporting captains have been holding community events to raise funds to fix the basketball courts,…

$25 million for a new medicines discovery centre

The Liberal National Government is providing $25 million to help establish a new national Drug Discovery Centre that aims to turn scientific discoveries into new medicines faster.   The centre, at Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, will help bring lifesaving medicines to patients with the help of advanced robotic gear.  …

Dollar for dollar fundraiser leads to MND breakthrough

The Liberal National Government has today welcomed news of a medical research breakthrough that could soon benefit 2,000 Australians living with motor neurone disease (MND).   MND is a condition where the nerve cells that control the muscles that allow people to move, speak, swallow and breathe fail to work normally, the nerve cells eventually…

More scholarships for regional students on the Southern Peninsula

Federal Member for Flinders, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP has encouraged students across the Southern Mornington Peninsula to apply for a Government-funded scholarship to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) course.   Minister Hunt said the Morrison Government is increasing the number of scholarships available through the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program…

$47 million for headspace to support youth mental health

The Liberal National Government will a invest a further $47 million to continue to support the mental wellbeing of young Australians through headspace with a new youth mental health ambassadors project and funding for its head office.   About 560,000 Australian children and adolescents are estimated to have a mental illness and one in four…

Mornington Peninsula set to benefit from new physical activity grants

The Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP is calling on sport and physical activity providers across the Mornington Peninsula to apply for funding for a national $28.9 million Liberal Nationals Sport Participation Grants program.   Minister Hunt urged sporting groups and local government organisations to create or enhance programs that would help…

Support for research to develop kidneys from stem cells

The Liberal National Government is providing nearly $1 million in funding to a medical research project that will use human stem cells to develop kidneys as an alternative for renal replacement.   It is estimated that one in ten Australians will show evidence of chronic kidney disease by 2020, but only one in four patients…

Support for Parkinson’s disease medical research

The Liberal National Government is supporting research that will help us understand the role of cognitive networks in Parkinson’s disease with the hope of leading to better treatment and self-management of the disease.   Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, degenerative neurological condition that affects a person’s control of their body movements.   It currently affects…

Support for prostate cancer medical research

The Liberal National Government is investing almost $800,000 into research into how prostate cancer spreads and becomes resistant to normal treatments. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. It can be lethal when it spreads to other organs, and can become resistant to conventional therapies. Dr Philip Gregory, from the University of…