Labor off the rails on Frankston to Baxter Rail electrification

Federal Labor candidates for Dunkley and Flinders have been caught out trying to deceive the public on the electrification and duplication of the Frankston Metro line to Baxter.   The Liberal National Government has delivered $3 million for a business case and a further $225 million dollars for construction, only to be met with no…

$200 million to reduce out of pocket costs for scans

The Liberal National Government will help reduce the out of pocket medical expenses for Australian families needing life-saving scans like ultrasounds and X-rays with an almost $200 million investment For the first time in 20 years the indexation of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items will be expanded to all ultrasound and diagnostic radiology services over…

$400,000 for Men’s Sheds across Australia

The Liberal National Government is funding 99 Men’s Sheds across the country to boost the health and wellbeing of over 3700 men in their communities.   I am delighted to announce that 99 Men’s Sheds across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland will share in a total of $400,000 in…

$150 million for stem cell medical research

The Liberal National Government is investing $150 million to advance stem cell research that could potentially grow kidneys, repair damaged spinal cords and cure dementia.   The establishment of the $150 million 10-year Australian Stem Cell Therapies Mission, funded through the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund, will enable the momentum around stem cell science…

$50 million for traumatic brain injury medical research

The Liberal National Government is providing $50 million for nationally co-ordinated medical research to improve the recovery of patients with a traumatic brain injury.   More than 20,000 Australians are hospitalised with traumatic brain injury every year.   In an Australian-first, our Government is providing dedicated funding for research into traumatic brain injury. The funding,…

Health portfolio boards more than 50 per cent female

The Liberal National Government is pleased to announce that ministerial board appointments in the health portfolio have reached more than 50 per cent female for the very first time as Professor Dorothy Keefe is appointed the new CEO of Cancer Australia.   As we mark International Women’s Day, I am delighted to announce that health…

New malaria vaccine clinical trials aims to globally eradicate the disease

The Liberal National Government will support clinical trials to test the effectiveness of a world-first malaria vaccine in an attempt to globally eradicate the deadly disease.   Rotary clubs around Australia have been fundraising for the Malaria Vaccine Project through a campaign known as Rotary Against Malaria.   The Rotary clubs have raised $500,000 and…

Research funding boost for better health outcomes

The Liberal National Government is providing more than $8 million for research initiatives that lead to improved health outcomes and preventative measures for conditions such as cancer, eye disease and stillbirth. The latest round of dollar for dollar funding through the Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Partnership Projects scheme will assist a…

$982,000 for Merricks Station Reserve

Communities in the Mornington Hinterland will benefit from more than $982,000 in funding for Merricks Station Reserve under Round 3 of the Coalition Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said the Liberal and Nationals Government’s investment in local projects under Round 3 will help…