Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

E&OE… Topics: $20 million in mental health research funding under the Medical Research Future Fund; COVID-19 update; suicide prevention; state borders; COVIDSafe app; ICU capacity; crowds at sporting matches; re-opening of universities; origins of COVID-19; vaccine development; World Health Assembly motion. GREG HUNT: Good afternoon. I’m joined today by Dr Ruth Vine, the former chief…

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…