$70 million for residential eating disorders treatment centres across Australia

The Liberal National Government is providing $70.2 million to establish six residential eating disorders centres and provide national coordination for eating disorders treatment.   There are around 1 million Australians living with an eating disorder.   Eating disorders are extremely complex illnesses, and have one of the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric illness –…

Breast cancer and rare skin cancer medicines on the PBS

The Liberal National Government is improving the lives of patients with breast cancer and a rare skin cancer by subsidising innovative medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients up to $150,000 a year.   In this year’s Budget our Government will invest $81.5 million to list the medicine Bavencio® (avelumab) on the PBS…

King Edward Memorial Hospital to receive $15 million revitalisation

The Liberal National Government has announced it will invest $15.1 million to upgrade Perth’s iconic King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), completing a long overdue makeover of the facilities infrastructure.   Federal funding will deliver real benefits to Western Australia’s only tertiary maternity and gynaecological hospital that will ensure the delivery of the highest standard of…

$6 million to bring Grace’s Place vision to reality

The Liberal National Government will contribute $6.1 million towards the establishment of a world-first residential recovery centre to help children and young people through the trauma of losing a loved one by homicide.   Grace’s Place, which was named after murder victim Anita Cobby’s mother Grace Lynch, will provide support for children and young people…

$32.6 million for breast cancer scans under Medicare

The Liberal National Government will invest $32.6 million so breast cancer patients have life-saving scans covered under Medicare, saving patients up to $1,500 per scan.   Two new Medicare items for MRI of the breast will be available from 1 November 2019, which will help with the more accurate diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.  …

Beyond the horizon innovation

On Monday, 25 March 2019, CSIRO co-hosted the Inaugural U.S.- Australia CTO Innovation Dialogue with the Council on Competitiveness in Sydney, Australia.   The Dialogue brought together leaders from the Council on Competitiveness and its “Technology Leadership & Strategy Initiative”, CSIRO, the Australian Advisory Board on Healthcare and Technology Competitiveness, with U.S. and Australian delegates…

$12.6 million to improve cancer and rehabilitation services in Mornington

Local’s battling cancer along the Mornington Peninsula will soon have access to closer and improved services following a $12.6 million investment by the Liberal National Government. $10 million in federal funding will boost cancer support services delivered by The Bays Healthcare Group, and improve community health access with the construction of a new Comprehensive Cancer Centre at…

$1.2 Million for YMCA youth mental health centre in Rosebud

The Liberal National Government will invest $1.2 million to help improve youth mental health on the Mornington Peninsula. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has announced that local youth organisation, YMCA Southern Peninsula Youth Services (YSPYS), will receive $400,000 per annum over the next three years to support Jimmy’s, a new purpose built…

Government commits $3 million towards targeting macular disease

Australians who are living with, or are at risk of macular disease, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in older people will soon benefit from a $3 million investment by the Liberal National Government.   Federal funding will assist with the awareness, support and management of the condition.   As many as one…