Vaccine rollout to support people from all backgrounds in Australia

The Australian Government is ensuring the COVID-19 Vaccination Program meets the needs of everyone in Australia, including those from culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.   To be successful, high uptake of COVID-19 vaccination will be required in Australia. Therefore it is critical that the vaccine program is designed and delivered in a manner…

Transcript – The Today Show interview with Karl Stefanovic and Leila McKinnon

E&OE…                       Topics: Hotel quarantine outbreak, WHO Investigation   KARL STEFANOVIC: Pressure is mounting on the Federal Government for a major overhaul of Australia’s hotel quarantine system to keep highly infectious strains out.   LEILA MCKINNON: Yeah, that comes after two new cases of coronavirus were linked to Melbourne’s Holiday Inn, forcing an entire floor…

Providing hope for Australians suffering from Neurofibromatosis

The Morrison Government is investing $8 million to support the Children’s Tumour Foundation and research into neurofibromatosis, a devastating condition which can cause cancer, blindness, deafness and chronic pain.   The $7 million Medial Research Future Fund (MRFF) Neurofibromatosis Research Grant Opportunity will support ground breaking research projects to develop new interventions and improve healthcare…

Transcript – Doorstop Mount Martha

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Vaccine administration training; COVID-19 cases; hotel quarantine; ADF support   GREG HUNT: Well, good afternoon everybody. I’m delighted to be joined today by the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer for Australia, Professor Alison McMillan, and we’re here to announce the next step in preparation for Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.…

First COVID-19 Vaccine – Pfizer – Training Program

The first Australian Government funded training modules for the COVID-19 vaccination workforce, including for immunisation providers and non-clinical and administration staff, is now available.   The Australian Government has partnered with the Australian College of Nursing to develop and deliver the free and accredited training modules for all COVID-19 vaccination providers.   The training is…

Harnessing new technology to save lives

The Morrison Government is committed to preventing future children in Australia suffering from severe mitochondrial disease, a devastating genetic disorder and is calling on the public to share their views through the release of a consultation paper outlining our proposed approach. By harnessing new technologies such as mitochondrial donation, we have the potential to change…

Building a stronger Australian Immunisation Register

Australia’s vaccination system has been strengthened with the passage of new legislation through the Australian Parliament, making it a requirement for all vaccination providers to report life saving vaccinations to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).   The Australian Immunisation Register is a whole of life, national immunisation register, which records vaccines given to all people…

Vaccine campaign to support culturally and linguistically diverse audiences

The Australian Government’s $31 million COVID-19 vaccination public information campaign is now rolling out across the country, with an additional $1.3 million provided for peak multicultural organsations to help reach culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.   Making safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available to everyone in Australia is a key priority for the Australia…