Transcript – Virtual Press Conference – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Mental health assistance from Government; COVID-19 vaccine; health care in Victoria; Aged care sector assessments; State border closures; International travel.   GREG HUNT:          Thank you everybody for joining us today for the Australian Government’s briefing.   I’m joined by Christine Morgan, the Head of the National Mental Health Commission.   We know…

Transcript – Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 vaccine trials; aged care outbreaks; NDIS.   GREG HUNT:   I want to give the Australian Government’s update on COVID-19 and the national actions to help prevent the spread and to contain the disease.   In particular today, I want to note that at a time when the world has reached…

Transcript – Sky News interview with Kieran Gilbert

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 vaccine; Inquiry into the Ruby Princess outbreak; Aged care Royal Commission; REFF in Victoria; State border closures; Rise in immunisation rates.   KIERAN GILBERT: Let’s go live now to the Health Minister Greg Hunt who joins us via Zoom. He’s still in quarantine ahead of Parliament sitting. Minister, thank you very…

Transcript – Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Update on the COVID-19 response in Australia; Flattening the curve; Aged Care; Language translation; ADF Deployment; Vic State Control Centre meeting on 27 March.   GREG HUNT: We know at a time when the world has past 20.5 million cases and very sadly, agonisingly, almost three-quarters of a million people have officially…

Additional support for people with severe mental illness during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Australian Government is providing an additional $2.6 million to assist Victorians with severe mental illness whose access to psychosocial supports has been impacted by COVID-19.   This funding will provide support to a vulnerable group of people, ensuring that they receive assistance in accessing day to day support, and in accessing more extensive support…