Delivering safer communities on the Mornington Peninsula

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP has today announced over $50,000 for local projects as part of the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund.   Organisations from across the Flinders electorate will receive funding for projects to improve local safety, including:   $15,350 to the Rotary Club of Rosebud to improve safety at…

Local sporting clubs benefit from Community Sport Infrastructure Grants

Boneo and Bittern Tennis Clubs will receive a combined $92,468 as part of the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Grants program.   Boneo Tennis Club will receive $42,468 to upgrade lighting infrastructure while Bittern Tennis Club will receive $50,000 to upgrade two clay courts at their Creswell Road home.   Federal Member for Flinders, the…

$22 million to fast track early stage research

The Liberal National Government is providing more than $22 million for important early stage research that will lead to new interventions, cures and treatments of major diseases.   Major diseases – like arthritis, asthma, back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and mental health conditions – have a severe impact on the…

$38.6 million for rare cancer and diseases clinical trials

The Liberal National Government will provide $38.6 million to support 23 new clinical trials to improve treatments and discover cures for debilitating and deadly rare cancers and rare diseases.   The Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need Clinical Trials program is a competitive program that focuses on clinical trials that address areas of health…

The HeartKids Project: $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease

The Liberal National Government will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease,  which affects more than 65,000 Australians.   Today, on international day for congenital heart disease, our Government will provide $20 million for medical research into congenital heart disease.   This funding from the Medical Research Future Fund will…

Funding to support women and children escaping domestic violence

Hundreds more women and children escaping domestic and family violence will have a safe place to sleep with a $78 million investment by the Morrison Government.   This investment includes a $60 million grants program for eligible organisations to provide new or expanded emergency accommodation facilities for those escaping domestic and family violence.   Federal…

$1.6 million for innovative ovarian cancer care pilot

The Liberal National Government will invest $1.6 million in an innovative pilot project to support women living with ovarian cancer.   Delivered through Ovarian Cancer Australia, the pilot program is built upon a psychosocial support case management model using telehealth to provide care and support to ovarian cancer patients and their families.   It is…

$32 million program to support Australian researchers

The Liberal National Government is providing the medical research sector a $32 million boost over four years to help researchers make their medical breakthroughs a commercial success.   Funded through the landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), the Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) grant initiative will assist Australian researchers gain access to entrepreneurial…

$26 million for perinatal mental health

The Liberal National Government will support the mental health of expectant and new parents with $26 million for a new Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program.   The impending birth and arrival of a baby—the perinatal period—brings incredible joy as well as new challenges and responsibilities which can be overwhelming.   Each year, an estimated…