Transcript – ABC News Breakfast Interview with Lisa Millar

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; flattening the curve; outbreak in north-west Tasmania; wet markets; social distancing restrictions; Job Seeker & Job Keeper packages   LISA MILLAR: Let’s get more and bring in the Federal Health Minister, Greg blunt- Hunt, from his electorate on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Minister, good morning.   I said blunt…

Transcript – A Current Affair Interview with Deborah Knight

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; flattening the curve; planning the ‘road out’; Australia’s healthcare workers.   DEBORAH KNIGHT:         Minister, thanks so much for joining us. Now, you pointed specifically to Easter as a crucial weekend for the country to get on top of coronavirus. How did we go?   GREG HUNT: Australians were travelling about…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Donating blood; COVID-10 updates; Coronavirus research and treatment funding announcement; APPRISE funding; Vaccinations; Current treatments; Superannuation, Social distancing restrictions; Outbreak in North Tasmania; Mental health of return travellers; ICU survival rates.   GREG HUNT: Cross Lifeblood, obviously one of the great blood supply institutions in the world, and it sits behind so…

$3 million to boost the national coordinated COVID-19 research response

The Australian Government will provide a further $3 million to support frontline health workers with training and information which will support the treatment of patients with coronavirus. $1 million in funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) will transform the treatment and management of patients with severe coronavirus, delivering better patient outcomes. The CovED…

Transcript – 2GB Sydney Interview with Alan Jones

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus update; flattening the curve; international flights; hydroxychloroquine; Beyond Blue 24/7 Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service   ALAN JONES The Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt is on the line. He’s done a phenomenal job throughout.   I’ve got to say to listeners out there who most probably don’t know this bloke, a…

Transcript – Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; Masks announcement; Telehealth; Aged Care workers online training; support for healthcare workers; Softening restrictions; Modelling; off-label hydroxychloroquine; School closures; Herd Immunity.   GREG HUNT: Today is about focussing on the health care of Australians beyond just the coronavirus, and supporting our healthcare workers.   In particular, supporting our healthcare workers…

Free Coronavirus Wellbeing Support Service

A new 24/7 support service specifically designed to help people through the COVID-19 pandemic is now available free of charge to all Australians.   The Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service has been developed by Beyond Blue to address the growing mental health impact of the pandemic, including fear about the virus, financial stress, family stress,…