SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES IN AGED CARE FOR HASLUCK

SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES IN AGED CARE FOR HASLUCK

Federal Member for Hasluck, Ken Wyatt MP, has said today that the Labor Party’s campaign to stir division in the community would fail because of the Government’s positive record.

In response to criticism that not enough has been done for aged care in his home electorate of Hasluck, Mr Wyatt today said that significant advances across a number of policies had benefited Hasluck over the course of the Government’s term in office.

THE HEARTKIDS PROJECT: $26 MILLION TO TACKLE CHILDHOOD HEART DISEASE

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 throughout Australia and including Hasluck.

Today, on international day for congenital heart disease, Federal Member for Hasluck, Ken Wyatt MP, said the Government will provide $20 million for medical research into congenital heart disease.

$26 MILLION FOR PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH

$26 MILLION FOR PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH

The Liberal National Government will support the mental health of expectant and new parents in Hasluck and around the nation with a $26 million for a new Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program.

Federal Member for Hasluck, Ken Wyatt MP, said 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.

FUNDING TO SUPPORT WOMEN AND CHILDREN ESCAPING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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.

NDIS PARTICIPANTS IN HASLUCK BENEFIT FROM REFORMS TO SPECIALIST DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION (SDA)

NDIS PARTICIPANTS IN HASLUCK BENEFIT FROM REFORMS TO SPECIALIST DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION (SDA)

Reforms to increase Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) will improve choice and control for eligible National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants in Hasluck.

Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, jointly announced on 8 February immediate reforms to SDA Accommodation following a recent review by the Council of Australian Governments Disability Reform Council.

MEDICINES FOR THE TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS LISTED ON THE PBS

MEDICINES FOR THE TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS LISTED ON THE PBS

The Liberal National Government will make two new medicines for the treatment of the skin condition psoriasis more affordable for Hasluck residents, saving patients up to $32,600 per year.

Federal Member for Hasluck, Ken Wyatt MP, said the medicine Tremfya® (Guselkumab) is being listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from February 1 for the treatment of severe chronic plaque psoriasis.

HELP ON THE WAY FOR LUNG CANCER PATIENTS

HELP ON THE WAY FOR LUNG CANCER PATIENTS

Hundreds of families across Australia will save close to $90,000 each year from a $96 million investment our Government is making to ensure lung cancer medicine is affordable.

Federal Member for Hasluck, Ken Wyatt MP, said help is on the way for around 400 patients diagnosed with lung cancer with our Government listing Tagrisso® (Osimertinib) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 February.

$10 MILLION TO BOOST BOWEL CANCER SCREENING PARTICIPATION

$10 MILLION TO BOOST BOWEL CANCER SCREENING PARTICIPATION

The Liberal National Government will invest $10 million in an advertising blitz to boost participation in the free and life-saving National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Federal Member for Hasluck, Ken Wyatt MP, said Cancer Council Australia will use TV, radio, social media and outdoor advertising throughout 2019 to help people better understand the benefits of bowel cancer screening and encourage more people to participate in a program that could save their life.