Delivering for Ballarat

Health and Education

HEALTH

The Morrison Government is committed to delivering first-class health care to the regions. Apart from the massive investment it provides to the state government to run public hospitals, it is also delivering:

  • Increased Medicare support with nearly 80 per cent of all Ballarat electorate services provided on a bulk billing basis;
  • a new Headtohelp mental health clinic in partnership with Ballarat Community Health;

EDUCATION

In addition to the massive investment in government schools across the Ballarat electorate in partnership with the state government, the Morrison Government is also providing the following additional investment:

MAJOR SCHOOL UPGRADES

  • St Patrick’s Parish School in Ballarat
  • Emmaus Catholic Primary School in Mount Clear
  • St Bernard’s School in Bacchus Marsh
  • St James’ School in Sebastopol
  • St Aloysius’ School in Redan

SCHOOLS COMMUNITY FUND

  • Berry Street School – Ballarat Campus
  • Black Hill Primary School
  • Scotsburn Primary School
  • Canadian Lead Primary School
  • Damascus College
  • Daylesford Primary School
  • Gordon Primary School
  • Little Bendigo Primary School, Nerrina
  • Mount Clear College
  • Myrniong Primary
  • Redan Campus
  • Trentham District Primary School
  • Wendouree Primary School
  • Yandoit Primary School

BACKING REGIONAL TERTIARY STUDENTS

In addition to the significant funding the Morrison Government provides to universities and TAFE education like Federation University, the Morrison Government is:

  • Supporting Ballarat students under the $58.1 million Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program;
  • Regional allied health scholarships to support Ballarat students
Coronavirus

Record Medicare bulk billing rates through COVID-19

JMR WITH MINISTER FOR HEALTH GREG HUNT The Morrison Government’s steadfast commitment to Medicare has been underlined by a record GP bulk billing rate of 87.5 per cent for 2019–20. The bulk billing rate in the Electorate of Corangamite was 79.2 per cent, Corio 74.9 per cent, Ballarat 79.4 per

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