Mornington Peninsula wine a top drop in global markets

Mornington Peninsula wines saw a strong surge in exports volume last year, with a wide range of countries experiencing Australian wines in their own homes. Australian wine exports, including from the Mornington Peninsula wine region, continued to experience phenomenal growth with 2017 volumes topping 800 million litres and export value experiencing its highest annual growth…

Ground-breaking flu vaccines to protect millions of Aussies

The Turnbull Government will provide two new ground-breaking flu vaccines to over three million Australians aged 65 years and over – free of charge. This is a direct response to last year’s horrific flu season, which had a devastating impact around the world, and aimed squarely at saving lives. More than 90 per cent of…

Local volunteer heroes urged to apply for National Volunteering Conference

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has called for local volunteers to apply for a scholarship to attend this year’s National Volunteering Conference. Minister Hunt said the scholarships would support volunteer coordinators and community leaders to travel to Sydney for the national conference. “The scholarships recognise the vital role volunteers play in…

New action plan to fight childhood heart disease

The Turnbull Coalition Government will develop a national plan to uncover new treatments and care options for more than 64,000 Australians affected by congenital/childhood heart disease.  National Childhood Heart Disease Action Plan will be jointly developed with HeartKids, who will receive $150,000 to undertake this work.  Congenital conditions, including congenital heart disease, are the leading…

Public consultation to toughen the multinational anti-avoidance law

Multinational companies who attempt to avoid Australian taxes will see more loopholes closed under proposed new legislation. The Turnbull Government’s Multinational Anti-Avoidance Law (MAAL) took effect from 1 January 2016 and prevents multinationals from escaping Australian tax by using artificial or contrived arrangements to avoid having a taxable presence in Australia. Today the Government has…

Jay Weatherill gives up on health

Jay Weatherill has today abandoned all South Australians, turning his back on more than $1.5 billion of additional funding for South Australian hospitals.  He has chosen cheap politics ahead of better care for patients. We welcome the decision by the New South Wales and Western Australian Governments to sign onto an agreement that will deliver…

Daniel Andrews is short-changing Victorian patients

It is disappointing that Daniel Andrews has turned his back on more than $7 billion in additional funding for Victorian hospitals.  Today he has put politics ahead of patients. We welcome the decision by the New South Wales and Western Australian Governments to sign onto an agreement that will deliver record funding for their hospitals. …

Applications close on February 19 for Local Drug Action Teams

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has urged organisations in the Flinders community to apply for up to $40,000 worth of funding as part of the Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program. The LDAT program provides funding for community groups to plan and execute programs that identify, respond to and prevent alcohol…

Ground-breaking ovarian cancer project to save lives

The Turnbull Government will provide almost $3 million to support a new ground-breaking project that helps women identify whether they are at risk of developing ovarian cancer. We are committed to tackling ovarian cancer and this funding builds on the $33 million we have already provided for dedicated research related to ovarian cancer since 2013. …