Transcript – Press Conference – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $400 million funding boost for health and medical research; World Health Assembly motion; COVID-19 update; COVIDSafe app; domestic travel; antibody testing; potential re-opening of state borders; hydroxychloroquine.   PROF. MARGARET GARDNER AC: …particularly as we continue to deal with this current global pandemic that’s COVID-19. I’d like to congratulate Professor Allen Cheng…

International World Family Doctor Day

On World Family Doctor Day, May 19, we are proud in Australia to recognise the critically important work undertaken by medical practitioners on the front line every day, as part of Australia’s health care system which is experiencing unprecedented challenges with the national emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.   Our nation’s general practitioners are…

COVID-19: $48.1 Million for National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan

The Australian Government is continuing to take action to help Australians whose mental health and wellbeing is being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing an additional $48.1 million to support the Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan presented to the National Cabinet this morning. This investment builds on approximately $500 million for mental…

Government backs innovative COVID-19 research

The Australian Government is supporting world-leading research into the latest COVID-19 treatments through a dedicated round of the Medical Research Future Fund’s Biomedical Translation Bridge. The Government, in partnership with the not-for-profit organisation MTPConnect, has announced a new round of its $22.3 million Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) Program to support COVID-19 related research projects. The…

Transcript – 5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: Pandemic plan for mental health; NSW easing restrictions; Possibility of a second wave in Australia; COVIDSafe app; Kawasaki disease.   LEON BYNER: I have on the line the Federal Health Minister who has got some pretty important things to talk about today, Greg Hunt. Greg, thank you for joining us this morning.…

Transcript – 2GB interview with Alan Jones

E&OE…                       Topics: Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health; JobKeeper; Businesses affected by COVID; Second wave; Antibody tests; COVIDSafe app download numbers; Josh Frydenberg.   ALAN JONES: Look, he’s listening to me and I don’t care if I embarrass him, is Greg Hunt, who’s done a terrific job.   This bloke is a very,…