Transcript – Press Conference Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: $73 million to support the mental health of Australian children, energy policy. MICHAEL SUKKAR: Well good morning. Thanks everyone for being here at Vermont Secondary College in the electorate of Deakin. My name’s Michael Sukkar, I’m the Member for Deakin, the Assistant Minister for the Treasurer. And I want to thank Tony Jacobs,…

Construction begins on Phillip Island Health and Medical Hub

Today marks a milestone achievement as we turn the first sod on construction of the new Health and Medical Hub in Cowes. The Coalition Government has provided $2.5 million for this vital health project, which delivers on our commitment to develop public health facilities on Phillip Island. The sod turning is the culmination of years…

New headspace centre for Bass Coast and South Gippsland region

The Turnbull Government will establish a new headspace in the Bass Coast and South Gippsland region of Victoria, to provide mental health services to young people in the region. Funding of $450,000 to establish the centre and $1 million a year for services will deliver much needed mental health care to local families where they…

Citizen scientists help to monitor marine pollution

For the first time, Australia now has a publicly accessible National Outfall Database (NOD). Developed by the Clean Ocean Foundation, in collaboration with the States and Northern Territory as well as the water authorities, the National Outfall Database (NOD) will facilitate data sharing between all parties. Funded with $400,000 from the Australian Government, this project…

Funding available for local Men’s Sheds

Boys love their toys and men are no different – Men’s Sheds are always looking for new tools and equipment to add to their collections. Round 15 of the National Shed Development Program is now open for applications until July 7 for grants of up to $10,000. These organisations play an important role in our…

$11.8 million for Residential Aged Care on the Mornington Peninsula

Older residents on the Mornington Peninsula will have better access to residential aged care services with the Australian Government announcing 180 new residential aged care places worth an additional $11.8 million per year. This additional funding will benefit thousands of older Australians considering a move into residential aged care. Additional residential care places are being…

Transcript – Doorstop Canberra

E&OE… Topics: Coalition’s commitment to public hospitals and private health insurance, Labor’s plan to scrap the private health insurance rebate. GREG HUNT: I just want to respond to a story in the papers this morning about private health insurance and public hospitals. The story does not reflect Government policy. It will not be Government policy.…

Transcript – ABC Insiders interview with Barrie Cassidy

E&OE… Topics: Coalition’s commitment to fully fund the NDIS, Labor’s refusal to fund the NDIS, Medicare, Cricket Australia, National Sport Plan BARRIE CASSIDY: Minister, good morning. Welcome. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Barry. BARRIE CASSIDY: That issue around fairness, it continually comes back to the question of the company tax cuts and that low and middle-income…

Providing $47 million for suicide prevention work across Australia

The Turnbull Government will provide a $47 million boost to front-line services for suicide prevention and directly address a growing community need. Services will be available right across Australia and will include training for at risk families and support groups, face-to-face support for individuals in need, training for emergency response services and support for communities…