$27 million for next-generation medical research

$27 million for next-generation medical research   Ten new medical research projects, including an education program to improve health literacy for socio-economically and culturally diverse new parents will be funded, thanks to the Morrison Government and the Australian medical community.   The Parenting+ project, funded through the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Partnership Project…

REPAYING VALUED VETERANS, B.E.S.T. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

As valued members of our Mornington Peninsula, Flinders Ex-Service organisations (ESO) who assist veterans and their families are hereby invited to attend the 2021-22 B.E.S.T. (Building Excellence in Support and Training) grants program, which are now open. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the services provided by advocacy groups are highly…

Taking new medical devices from discovery to manufacture

From today, Australia’s best and brightest researches can apply for the fourth and final round of the $45 million BioMedTech Horizons (BMTH) program, which has been successful in bringing cutting edge medical devices to market.   The Australian Government, through the BMTH program, offers $3.2 million in partnership projects to help get innovative new medical…

$2.1 million to support Australians with diabetes

The Australian Government is investing $2.1 million over four years, making it easier for Australians with diabetes to monitor their condition.   From November 1, point-of-care glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) tests will be listed on Medicare, funding 19,000 tests for Australians with previously diagnosed diabetes.   Around one in twenty Australian adults have diabetes. The condition…

Life-improving research for brain cancer survivors

The Morrison Government is providing $2.6 million to researchers at the University of Melbourne to use the latest information technology to improve the lives of people who have survived brain cancer.   Funded by the Morrison Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Australian Brain Cancer Mission ­– 2020 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity, the three-year…

Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccination rollout begins

Today is a momentous day for Australia’s fight against COVID-19, with the rollout of Phase 1B of the Australian Government’s vaccination plan.   The COVID-19 vaccine rollout out is one of the largest logistical exercises ever undertaken in this country and we are particularly encouraged by the enthusiastic response from Australians in getting vaccinated.  …

General Practices join the Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine rollout

More than 1,000 general practices will join the COVID-19 vaccination program from next week further strengthening the Commonwealths capacity, and ensuring an efficient and equitable distribution of vaccines across the country. Services will come online from 22 March and progressively increase in number to more than 4,000 by the end of April – as part…

Delivering for volunteers in 2021

The Morrison Government is backing volunteers across Australia and across the Mornington Peninsula, thanks to the $20 million Volunteers Grant program. Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will be available to help community organisations for a range of needs, including buying equipment, paying fuel costs, training volunteers or improving volunteer awareness. Each of the 151…

General Practices join the Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine rollout

More than 1,000 general practices will join the COVID-19 vaccination program from next week further strengthening the Commonwealths capacity, and ensuring an efficient and equitable distribution of vaccines across the country. Services will come online from 22 March and progressively increase in number to more than 4,000 by the end of April – as part…

$10 million for National Mental Health Research Centre

A national network of leading mental health researchers will work with more than 2000 people living with mental illness to deliver better models of mental health care across Australia, thanks to the Morrison Government. Funded by $10 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Special Initiative in Mental Health, the new national centre,…