Expansion of telehealth services

We thank and acknowledge all of Australia’s vital health care workers for their ongoing commitment and dedication to providing Australians with the health care they need during this unprecedented time. The Government has been consulting extensively with the AMA, RACGP, ACCRM, RDAA, and other key peak bodies and members of the medical profession and health…

Transcript – Today Show Interview with Karl Stefanovic & Allison Langdon

E&OE…                       Topics: New social distancing restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus; medical industry preparedness; schools.   ALLISON LANGDON:       And the Health Minister, Greg Hunt, joins us now from Canberra. Minister, thanks for your time this morning.   I mean, if you listen to that message there it is a dire warning, isn’t…

Transcript – Channel 7 Sunrise Interview with David Koch & Natalie Barr

E&OE…                       Topics: New social distancing restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus; schools; border closure; testing   NATALIE BARR: Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now from Canberra. Would these new measures have been brought in today if the states hadn’t actually pushed for them?   GREG HUNT: Good morning. Well, what we’ve…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…   Topics: COVID-19 update; Testing figures; $13m MRFF funding announcement; $2m Doherty Institute funding announcement; University of Queensland research; Bondi Beach, Ruby Princess cruise ship; travel bans; stimulus package.   GREG HUNT: Around the world there are now over 253,000 cases and, sadly, 11,000 lives have been lost.   In Australia the latest update…

$2.6 million for coronavirus research, including a new simpler Australian pathology test

The Australian Government is investing more than $2.6 million in cutting-edge diagnostics research at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, to tackle the evolving novel coronavirus health emergency. The funding, from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), will be used to help maximise Australia’s capacity to test patients for the coronavirus. Four projects…

Transcript – Today Show Interview with Karl Stefanovic & Allison Langdon

E&OE…                       Topics: Update on Government’s coronavirus measures; measures to prevent medicine hoarding; border closure; social distancing   KARL STEFANOVIC: Pharmacies across the country are facing serious shortages this morning as panic shoppers stock up on vital medicines like paracetamol and Ventolin.   ALLISON LANGDON: The madness is prompting the Government to impose restrictions on…

Transcript – Triple M Melbourne Hot Breakfast – Interview with Eddie McGuire & Luke Darcy

E&OE…                       Topics: update on government’s response to Coronavirus; Chief Medical Officer; measures to restrict medicine hoarding; schools; AFL; medical technology   LUKE DARCY: The Federal Health Minister has been good enough to dial in right now, Greg Hunt joins us on Triple M’s Hot Breakfast.   Minister, thanks for your time this morning.  …

Transcript – Nova 100.3FM Melbourne Interview with Chrissie, Sam & Browny

E&OE…                       Topics: Update on Government’s coronavirus measures; flattening the curve; ICU beds; medical equipment; schools   CHRISSIE SWAN: Hello, Greg. Thank you so much for joining us, Mr Hunt.   GREG HUNT: Good morning.   CHRISSIE SWAN: The Honourable Mr Hunt.   GREG HUNT: Yes. Good morning everybody.   CHRISSIE SWAN: We’ve got so…

Transcript – Channel 7 Sunrise Interview with Natalie Barr

E&OE…                       Topics: update on Government’s coronavirus measures; border closure; testing; telehealth; measures to prevent medicine hoarding    NATALIE BARR: Let’s get more on the Government’s tough new virus measures. For more, I’m joined by Greg Hunt.   Thanks for your time this morning, Minister.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, Nat.   NATALIE BARR: We’ve…