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The Coalition Government is making a significant investment of $36.8 million for Parkinson’s medical research through the Garvan Institute’s Australian Parkinson Mission and in Parkinson’s nurses to improve the life of people living with the disease and ultimately to find a cure for this devastating condition.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said Parkinson’s disease is recognised as the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in Australia.
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.
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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