Transcript – Press Conference – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Partnership with Minderoo Foundation to secure 10 million additional coronavirus tests; COVID-19 update; origins of COVID-19; Newmarch House; aged care funding; possibility of a second wave of infections.    GREG HUNT: Look, I’m delighted to be here with Andrew Forrest who, of course, has been very successful in business, but his work…

Ground breaking partnership delivers 10 million COVID-19 tests and equipment

In a ground breaking and critically important partnership between the Australian Government, Minderoo Foundation and private pathology providers, Australia has secured an additional 10 million COVID-19 test kits and pathology equipment to be installed across the country.   Over 500,000 COVID-19 tests have been completed to date. The addition of 10 million tests across the…

Transcript – Doorstop – Rosebud, Victoria

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; Rosebud respiratory clinic and other testing clinics; COVIDSafe app; Biosecurity act; Elective surgery – Private hospitals breaking rules; Independent inquiry into Coronavirus; Easing of restrictions; COVIDSafe app hoaxes; Clive Palmer/hydroxychloroquine; Mike Kelly retirement.   GREG HUNT: Welcome everybody to Rosebud and the Rosebud respiratory clinic, which we’re opening today. I’m…

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

E&OE… Topics: COVIDSafe app launch GREG HUNT: Welcome, everybody to this afternoon’s briefing on coronavirus. I’m joined by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy; the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer of the Commonwealth, Alison McMillan; the National Secretary of the Nursing and Midwifery Federation of Australia, Annie Butler; the National President of the Australian…

COVID-19: rapid response boost for Australia’s intensive care units

Ensuring Australian hospitals are able to respond rapidly in the event of increased patient demand during the COVID-19 health emergency is a national priority. Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, announced the Australian Government has funded and launched the Critical Health Resource Information System (CHRIS) that will operate in all public and private hospitals with Intensive…

Transcript – Sky News First Edition Interview with Laura Jayes

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; international travel; Bondi Beach re-opening   LAURA JAYES:       Let’s go live to the Health Minister, Greg Hunt, who joins us live. Minister, thank you for your time. First of all, could I ask you-   GREG HUNT:          Good morning, Laura.   LAURA JAYES:       If you have an update yet, overnight?…