Transcript – Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE… Topics: Funding for new treatments for cancer and multiple sclerosis; Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions; Progress on a vaccine for COVID-19. GREG HUNT: Good morning everybody, and well done for making it after a glorious Richmond premiership last night, which gives hope to all Australians. I’m actually delighted to be joined by Dr. Anthony Di Dio,…

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Australian Government finalises University of Queensland-CSL COVID-19 vaccine agreement

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