Game changing cancer medicines now within reach for 2,200 Australians

Australians living with non-small cell lung cancer and early stage acute lymphoblastic leukaemia will be able to access better treatment options with new listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) coming into effect on 1 December 2019. More than 2,200 patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer will now be able to access Keytruda® (pembrolizumab)…

New facilities at St Brendan’s School Somerville

Students from prep to year six will benefit from new and upgraded classrooms at St Brendan’s in Somerville, funded in part by a $1,200,000 Capital Grants Program injection by the Morrison Government.   Federal member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, yesterday opened new learning spaces and refurbished administration areas at the school, saying…

New Crib Point Fire Station opens

Locals in Western Port will be better protected for the upcoming fire season following the official opening of the Crib Point CFA’s new fire station.   The new station gives the CFA two new truck bays, increased height in the motor pool to allow for more modern tankers, a breathing apparatus repair room, as well…

Greener times for Mount Martha Bowls Club

Lovers of lawn bowls on the Mornington Peninsula will be able to put their forehand and backhand draw into practice more often, following the completion of $230,000 upgrades at the Mount Martha Bowls Club.   With the help of a $25,000 Community Development Grant from the Morrison Government, the Club has replaced their old, dilapidated…

Grant changes to allow more commemorative projects to be funded on the Mornington Peninsula

Commemorative projects on the Mornington Peninsula may benefit from a funding boost and increased eligibility thanks to the Morrison Government’s Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program.   The revised guidelines will see a shift in focus to conflicts post the First World War, and encourage multimedia and digital projects including documentaries, digital honour rolls…

Towards Zero Forum – suicide prevention

A landmark forum in Canberra today has moved Australia a step closer to a coordinated, national approach to suicide prevention.   The forum brought together people from diverse community organisations, the health and government sectors, and people with lived experience.   Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, attended the forum, and…

New Grants Available to help the Mornington Peninsula get active

The Morrison Government’s $19.6 million Driving Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity grants program is open now.   Local not-for-profit organisations including community organisations, sporting organisations and local government entities are invited to apply to assist Australians to get more involved in more sport and recreational activities.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon.…