Transcript – Press Conference – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: COAG Health Council; Coronavirus update; More contraceptive choice for Australian women.   NATASHA FYLES: Natasha Fyles, Northern Territory Health Minister and chair of COAG.   We’ve had a very cognitive and constructive meeting this morning. The key agenda items have of course been the coronavirus and the Federal Minister and (inaudible) an…

Greater support for Australians with an intellectual disability

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$2 million for vital coronavirus research

Applications have opened for the Australian Government’s $2 million grant opportunity to support research into development of a vaccine to protect against novel coronavirus (COVID-19). COVID-19 represents a significant and urgent threat to global health, with the overwhelming majority of cases in Wuhan City in China, and increasing numbers in other countries, including Australia. The…

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