The Morrison Government is supporting Australian women through a suite of new measures for women’s health services, including a new Maternity to Home and Wellbeing Program and support for the Australian Breastfeeding Association.
Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasinsaid the new $55 million women’s health package will deliver:
This new support builds on the National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 announced in April which invested over $50 million to improve women’s health including in:
Mr Pasinwelcomed the additional investment into women’s health.
“Our National Women’s Health Strategy and our years of support for subsidising new medicines and treatments for women’s health issues demonstrates we are a government serious about investing in the health of Australian women,” saidMr Pasin.
We are the first government to seriously tackle endometriosis to raise awareness, invest in improved clinical care and research.
We are investing $70.2 million to establish six residential eating disorders centres and provide national coordination for eating disorders treatment, and extend treatments covered by Medicare.
The Morrison Government is also supporting women with Type 1 diabetes, expanding free access to glucose monitoring devices for pregnant women, children and more adults with type 1 diabetes, saving Australians up to $7,000 a year.
Mr Pasin said these announcements build on our support for women with cancer in the 2019-20 Budget.
“These investments in the health and welfare of Australian women are backed by the strong economy the Coalition Government is creating,” saidMr Pasin.
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