Funding Boost for Local Mental Health Nursing Services

Local mental health nursing services will be boosted with the announcement today of an extra $2 million in Commonwealth funding. South East Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) – which covers the Mornington Peninsula, Western Port, Casey and Cardinia – will receive a total of $2.023 million to commission mental health nursing services to meet local…

Record federal funding for legal assistance sector

I welcome the Turnbull Government’s funding injection into legal assistance as part of the 2017-18 Budget. The $55.7 million Federal Government funding boost includes $39 million over the next three years to community legal centres. This additional funding to Community Legal Centres will be directed to frontline family law and family violence services such as…

New headspace centre for Whyalla

The Turnbull Government will establish a new headspace mental health service in Whyalla, South Australia to provide ongoing support to young people in the region. This service will provide a welcome boost to local mental health services, in an area previously identified as being of high need. Federal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, said the…

Melbourne Doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Opening of Holmesglen Private Hospital; $5.9 million for prostate cancer nurses; Australian Olympic Committee; Budget GREG HUNT: I am delighted to be here today with Tim Wilson and Robert Cooke for the official opening of Holmesglen Private Hospital. This is a partnership between Healthscope and Holmesglen. It’s exactly what should be happening in…

Turnbull Government to deliver $6 million for prostate cancer nurses

The Turnbull Government is providing almost $6 million to continue support for prostate cancer specialist nurses in 15 locations across Australia, with a focus on regional areas. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer affecting men, with over 16,000 Australians expected to be diagnosed this year and although it has a 95 per…

New campaign to encourage further childhood vaccination

The Turnbull Government is rolling out a new $5.5 million immunisation awareness campaign to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated. While Australia’s immunisation rates are already high, the Government wants all Australian children fully vaccinated before they start school. Research shows that when people are fully informed about the benefits of…

Everybody loses with Labor’s secret plan to gut Private Health Insurance

Labor’s secret plan to abolish or slash the Private Health Insurance rebate, as revealed today by The Australian, would be devastating for millions of Australian families. Labor has always hated Private Health Insurance. In Government, Labor cut $4 billion from the Private Health Insurance rebate and means tested it. Tanya Plibersek has even gloated about…

Interview with Carrie Bickmore Channel Ten, The Project

E&OE… Topics: Brain cancer funding CARRIE BICKMORE: Well, Greg Hunt is the Health Minister and he joins us now. Minister, we understand that you’ve spoken to Chloe’s dad, Dustin, this afternoon. What did you have to say to him? GREG HUNT: Thanks very much, Carrie. I did speak with Dustin, and as a dad of…

Budget to deliver telehealth boost for rural psychological services

People living in rural and remote regions of Australia will get the same access to psychologists as those living in our major cities, under a new telehealth initiative set to roll out later this year. A major barrier to rural residents accessing vital mental health treatment will be removed with the introduction of a new…