Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Convalescent plasma announcement; COVID-19 update; COVIDSafe app; National Cabinet; Melbourne meatworks investigation; Strathfield Council; New Zealand/coronavirus reporting.   GREG HUNT: Thanks everyone. Welcome to the Lifeblood centre here in Frankston. It’s where they collect blood and plasma for the benefit of all Australians.   As part of that, I’m delighted to be…

COVID-19: Potentially lifesaving immunoglobulin treatment for seriously ill Australians

The Australian Government welcomes the announcement by CSL Behring that Australia will be one of the first countries in the world to start production of a potentially lifesaving plasma-derived treatment for people with COVID-19.   The product, COVID-19 Immunoglobulin, could be used to treat people seriously ill with complications caused by the virus, particularly those…

Over $33 million to boost genomics research into cancers and to combat children’s diseases

The Morrison Government has awarded over $33 million to Australia’s best and brightest researchers to combat high mortality and low survivability cancers and diseases, improve paediatric acute care using genomic medicine, and address the ethical, legal and social issues related to genomics in health care.   These are the first competitive grants announced under our…

headspace Hastings opens

One week after its sister site opened in Rosebud, headspace Hastings is now open for the community.   Co-located at the Atticus Regional Medicentre, headspace Hastings is a new service that complements its parent headspace centre in Dandenong, to provide early intervention mental health support and assistance for young people experiencing complex mental health issues…

Breakthrough new medicine listings on the PBS for cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma

There is new hope for thousands of Australians with cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma with new and amended medicines listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from today. To help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, the Australian Government is expanding subsidised access to a breakthrough medicine that combats high cholesterol, with…

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…