Press Conference – Parliament House – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Novel coronavirus, 58,000 type 1 diabetics to have free access to new glucose monitoring device; Sports Grants.   GREG HUNT: Good morning everybody, and thank you for joining us. I’m joined by Commissioner Mike Outram the head of Border Force and Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy to provide an update on…

Update on Novel Coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.   Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said “The WHO has advised that all countries should be prepared for containment, including active surveillance, early detection, isolation and case management, contact tracing and prevention of onward spread of…

Press Conference – Parliament House – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Update on novel coronavirus   GREG HUNT: We wanted to give you an update on coronavirus and preparations both within Australia and globally, particularly in light of the World Health Organization declaration overnight that this is a public health emergency of international concern.   A declaration which was expected and anticipated and,…

Doorstop – Sydney

E&OE…                       Topics: Funding for mental health initiatives; coronavirus update   RACHEL GREEN: Thanks everyone for joining us here today. My name’s Rachel. I’m the CEO of Independent Community Living Australia. Really pleased to welcome you all here.   Before we begin, I’d just like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which…

Sky News interview with Peta Credlin

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus infection   PETA CREDLIN: Alright. Well, the death toll for this coronavirus has now risen to 132, and while the deaths are contained currently to mainland China, the virus is spreading worldwide.   At least five cases have been confirmed within Australia as the Government is now taking action to prevent…

Suicide prevention and mental health package signals once in a generation reforms

The Morrison Government is investing $64 million in suicide prevention and mental health initiatives as an early response to initial advice from the National Suicide Prevention Adviser, signalling a dramatic reform of the national approach to suicide prevention. 3,046 Australians lost their lives to suicide in 2018.   “This is a national tragedy. Every life…

Government invests $5 million in lung cancer research

The Morrison Government is investing $5 million in an Australian first genomics project to support personalised treatments for patients with lung cancer.   The ground-breaking ‘ASPiRATION’ project is a genomic profiling research project for 1,000 Australians with newly diagnosed metastatic, non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer.   The study is jointly funded by the Federal Government…