$300 million for the improvement of health for all Australians

The Morrison Government is investing $300 million in ground-breaking health and medical research projects across Australia aimed at delivering better treatments, diagnosis and care.   Today’s announcement includes $260 million for 283 research projects through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants scheme.   Associate Professor Tu’uhevaha Kaitu’u-Lino will receive $1.1 million…

Helping small businesses on the Mornington Peninsula reduce their power bills

Small businesses across the Mornington Peninsula are getting support from the Morrison Government to cut energy costs, putting more money back in the pockets of local business owners as we recover from COVID-19. Through the Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program, three small businesses on the Peninsula have been awarded $20,000 each for energy saving projects.…

$311 million for dementia, cancer and additional medical research

Eleven grant opportunities from the Morrison Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), with a total value of almost $311 million, will launch today.   The funding aims to generate improved health care and outcomes by supporting health and medical research and innovation projects in key areas such as dementia, aged care, and applied research led…

Bulk billing rates at record high through COVID-19

Almost nine out of ten visits to the GP across Australia over the year to September were provided at no cost to the patient. For GP services, the bulk-billing rate for the 12 months to September 2020 was 88.7 per cent. This was 2.6 percentage points higher than over the previous year. In total, Medicare…

Major Mornington Peninsula projects ready for 2021

Major Morrison Government infrastructure projects on the Mornington Peninsula are scheduled to get underway in 2021, as confirmed by the Victorian Government. Improvements to the Forest Drive and Uralla Road intersections with the Nepean Highway in Mount Martha, as well as pedestrian upgrades on Frankston-Flinders Road in Balnarring will all begin construction in 2021. In…

Lights shine bright at Rosebud Beach Bowls

Lawn Bowlers in Rosebud will now be able to bowl well into the evening, thanks to the completed installation of lights at the Rosebud Beach Bowls Club. Funded by the Morrison Government and the Mornington Peninsula Shire, the project means that the main green at Rosebud Beach now has competition-grade lighting, meaning the club can…

Australia secures 20 million extra Astra Zeneca vaccines

On the basis of scientific advice, the Australian Government has secured an additional 20 million doses of the promising AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, strengthening Australia’s position for whole-of-population vaccination.   This will mean a total delivery of 53.8 million Astra Zeneca vaccine doses in 2021, covering the whole of population requirements.   The extra 20 million…

$11 million to reduce rates of heartbreaking stillbirths

The Morrison Government will provide $11 million to fast track a new national plan to reduce the number of stillbirths, ensuring families affected get the respectful bereavement care they need.   Tragically, there are six stillbirths each day in Australia. That means suffering and loss for more than 2,000 families every year.   Such loss…

Extending the human biosecurity emergency period by three months

The human biosecurity emergency period under the Biosecurity Act 2015 is set to be extended by an additional three months. The human biosecurity emergency declaration ensures the Government has the powers to take any necessary measures to prevent and control COVID-19, and protect the health of all Australians. These powers have been used on a…