New Year brings New PBS listings

The first day of the new year brought with it new hope for Australians fighting one of the most common blood cancers, thanks to a critical new medicine listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).On 1st January 2021, Darzalex® (daratumumab) was listed for the first time in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone, as a second-line…

PBS support for Australians living with leukaemia

Patients living with one of Australia’s most common forms of leukaemia are set to benefit from expanded access to a breakthrough medicine through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   From 1 December, access to Venclexta® (venetoclax) will be extended in combination with obinutuzumab for the first-line treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia who have…

Life-saving SMA medicine to be made available to Australian babies

Access to a life-saving and life-changing medicine will soon be expanded for Australian children and infants with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).   From 1 December, subsidised access to the life-changing medicine Spinraza® (nusinersen) will be expanded on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). It will include children and infants genetically diagnosed with the most severe types…

Bungabbee Bridge funding boost

Bungabbee Road at Bentley is an important access route for local farming families. Due to the extremely poor condition of the single-lane timber bridge, a load limit of 2 tonnes has been placed on the bridge.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan has announced $300,000 to fix the bridge, with Lismore City Council and…

Funding boost for Yamba Coastal Walk

Yamba is one of the state’s premier tourist destinations, with over 1.4 million people visiting the Clarence Valley every year. It is important our community facilities are of a high standard and safe for everyone to use.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced $180,000 to install a new walking path from William…