Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Vaccine rollout, COVID cases in Queensland and NSW,   GREG HUNT: Good Afternoon everyone. I’m pleased to be here to give you an update two matters in particular. One is the national vaccine rollout, and very significant progress over not just the last 24 hours but the course of the last week-and-a-half,…

Transcript – Press Conference – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Queensland lockdown   NICK KOKOTIS: Good afternoon. I’d just like to welcome to our medical clinic, the Bluff Road Medical Centre, the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Mr Greg Hunt, Dr Lucas de Toca from Department of Health, and Mr Tim Wilson, the local member for Goldstein. Welcome…

$27 million for next-generation medical research

$27 million for next-generation medical research   Ten new medical research projects, including an education program to improve health literacy for socio-economically and culturally diverse new parents will be funded, thanks to the Morrison Government and the Australian medical community.   The Parenting+ project, funded through the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Partnership Project…

$2.1 million to support Australians with diabetes

The Australian Government is investing $2.1 million over four years, making it easier for Australians with diabetes to monitor their condition.   From November 1, point-of-care glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) tests will be listed on Medicare, funding 19,000 tests for Australians with previously diagnosed diabetes.   Around one in twenty Australian adults have diabetes. The condition…

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Maeve’s Law; COVID-19 vaccine rollout; assistance to PNG.     GREG HUNT: Good morning everybody and I’m delighted to be joined this morning by the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Australia Professor Michael Kidd.   We’ll very shortly give you an update on the very heartening news from the TGA that not…