National strategy to increase breastfeeding

The Morrison Government has today launched The Australian Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and Beyond, backed by a $10 million investment to support, encourage and promote breastfeeding. The Strategy, which has been endorsed by all States and Territories through the COAG Health Council, provides an enduring policy framework for all Governments to provide a supportive and enabling…

CAR-T Cell Cancer Therapy to Save Lives

The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments work together to make CAR-T Cell Therapy available to patients CAR-T Cell Therapy is one of the most expensive treatments ever to be brought to Australia More than 95 Victorians are diagnosed with cancer every day   The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments have worked together to bring the revolutionary, life-saving…

New Support for People with Severe Mental Illness in the ACT

The Morrison Government has invested more than $1.3 million to help support people living with severe mental illness in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).   Funding will be allocated over four years to Capital Health Network, to plan and commission new psychosocial support services.   Psychosocial services will assist people with mental illness who are…

Boosting Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry

The Morrison Government will boost the nation’s medicinal cannabis industry by prioritising projects that have been granted Major Project Status (MPS) and ultimately driving economic growth.   MPS, managed through the Department of Industry is awarded to projects which will make a significant contribution in the areas of exports, jobs and industry development, particularly in…

Labor caught misleading on MRI licences

Labor’s Anthony Albanese and Chris Bowen have both been caught out misleading the Australian public.   During an Adelaide radio interview today the Leader of the Opposition stated Labor only provided Medicare licences for MRI’s to public hospitals when in office.   ALP Claim: ~31 July 2019 – ALBANESE… “when Labor was in office that…

Public Consultation: Mission for Cardiovascular Health

The Morrison Government’s unprecedented $220 million for a 10-year Mission for Cardiovascular Health takes the next vital step forward today, with the release of the draft Roadmap for public consultation. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 43,500 deaths in Australia each year. One Australian dies of cardiovascular disease every 12 minutes, with one Australian experiencing a…

$56 million investment in Cancer and Inflammatory Disease medicines

The Morrison Government will invest $56 million that will provide affordable access to four new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping patients fighting aggressive forms of cancer and inflammatory conditions.   Under the PBS, treatment for brain tumours, leukaemia and inflammatory disease of the large blood vessels will be available to patients…

Mornington Peninsula schools invited to share in new funding

New equipment, building projects or additional targeted support could soon be on the way for schools across the Mornington Peninsula with the Australian Government making up to $200,000 available for projects to benefit local kids’ learning experience.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the Local Schools Community Fund will offer…

Informed Financial Consent (IFC) guide – Launched

The Morrison Government and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has today jointly launched a new guide that aims to better aid Australians when faced with making decisions around medical treatments.   The AMA’s Informed Financial Consent Guide; A Collaboration Between Doctors and Patients will help patients better understand medical treatment fees and out of pocket…

Infants with Cystic Fibrosis to breathe easier with new PBS listing

The Morrison Government is expanding access to a critically important medicine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) that will help infants living with Cystic Fibrosis and save their families up to $300,000 per year.   From 1 August, the medicine Kalydeco® (ivacaftor), will made available through the PBS for patients aged 12 to 24 months…