Alisa Camplin-Warner appointed as ASC Deputy Chair

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Alisa Camplin-Warner OAM as Deputy Chair of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) board. Ms Camplin-Warner has been an outstanding contributor to Australian sport. She is a world champion athlete who has continued to demonstrate her dedication and passion for the future of sport at all levels. Ms…

$160,000 to make French Island feral cat free by 2020

French Island is one step closer to eradicating feral cats through a community-driven plan to make the island a safe haven for wildlife by 2020. The Turnbull Government has committed $160,000 to rid the island of feral cats and protect native wildlife. French Island is one of five priority islands aiming to become feral cat…

Mersey Hospital ownership returned to Tasmaniav

The people of North-West Tasmania will now have certainty that they will continue to receive quality healthcare through the Mersey Community Hospital, following the finalisation of arrangements to transfer ownership from the Australian Government to the Tasmanian Government. The Mersey National Partnership Agreement and Transfer Deed have been signed by both parties, and ownership of…

The Turnbull Government is supporting the expansion of community pharmacy programs to help more patients around Australia better understand and manage their medications and avoid ill-health

The Turnbull Government is supporting the expansion of community pharmacy programs to help more patients around Australia better understand and manage their medications and avoid ill-health. Under the Increasing Patient Access to Medication Management Services measure in the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement, the Turnbull Government is providing $600 million to continue and expand a number…

Providing $400,000 life-saving drug to Australian kids with rare disease

The Turnbull Government will provide a life-saving treatment to Australian patients who have a rare medical condition known as Morquio A Syndrome, at no cost. Vimizim® (elosulfase alfa) will be available under the Life Saving Drugs Program from 1 August. With treatment costing around $400,000 each year, many Australian children suffering from Morquio A have…

Clothes4U receives $4,747 to continue its community assistance

Volunteer organisation Clothes4U has received $4,747 in Federal funding to continue its vital work in the community. Clothes4U provides free clothes, accessories and basics such as toothpaste and shampoo to women so they can attend job interviews, court dates and other important appointments. Many of the women are escaping domestic violence, or are homeless, parolees,…

Supporting medical innovation to deliver better health for Australians

The Turnbull Government is providing $5.2 million to support researchers and small and medium start-up businesses to deliver innovative health and medical breakthroughs, and better health outcomes for Australians. For many years, Australia has had an enviable international reputation for delivering ground-breaking health and medical research outcomes that make a real difference to the lives…

$73 million to support the mental health of Australian children

The Turnbull Government will invest $73 million in two new mental health programs to ensure Australian children and young people receive the support they need during their school years. Under the National Support for Child and Youth Mental Health Program, training and resources on mental health issues will be provided to people who regularly interact…