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$47 million for headspace to support youth mental health

Friday, 18 January 2019

The Coalition Government will invest a further $47 million to continue to support the mental wellbeing of young Australians through headspace with a new youth mental health ambassadors project and funding for its head office.

About 560,000 Australian children and adolescents are estimated to have a mental illness and one in four young Australians aged 16 to 24 experience mental illness in any given year.

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Australians set to benefit from new physical activity grants

Friday, 18 January 2019

The Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP is calling on sport and physical activity providers in Mitchell to apply for funding for a national $28.9million program aimed at encouraging Australians to get more active.

Alex Hawke MP urges sporting groups and local government organisations to create or enhance programs that would help attract people across a wide range of age, ability and location to participate in physical activity and sport.

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Australians set to benefit from new physical activity grants

Friday, 18 January 2019

The Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP is calling on sport and physical activity providers in Mitchell to apply for funding for a national $28.9million program aimed at encouraging Australians to get more active.

Alex Hawke MP urges sporting groups and local government organisations to create or enhance programs that would help attract people across a wide range of age, ability and location to participate in physical activity and sport.

Read more

$47 million for headspace to support youth mental health

Friday, 18 January 2019

The Coalition Government will invest a further $47 million to continue to support the mental wellbeing of young Australians through headspace with a new youth mental health ambassadors project and funding for its head office.

About 560,000 Australian children and adolescents are estimated to have a mental illness and one in four young Australians aged 16 to 24 experience mental illness in any given year.

Read more

Record high Medicare bulk billing rate in Mitchell

Friday, 21 December 2018

More Mitchell residents are visiting their doctor without having to pay a cent, with new data showing a record GP bulk billing rate for the September quarter.

Member for Mitchell, the Hon. Alex Hawke MP said the data for the first quarter of the 2018-19 financial year has the GP bulk billing rate at a record 91.8%.

“This is 0.6 per cent higher than the same period last year and 2.4 per cent higher than the same period under Labor”, Alex Hawke said.

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