Transcript – ABC Insiders interview with David Speers

E&OE… Topics: Coronavirus update; BLM protests; Indigenous infant mortality rates; Indigenous health research announcement; New Zealand approach to COVID-19; The COVIDSafe app; Opening international borders; Australia’s preparedness for a second wave; Efforts to produce a COVID-19 vaccine. DAVID SPEERS: Minister, welcome to the program. GREG HUNT: Morning, David. DAVID SPEERS: Let’s just start on this…

Government to invest almost $35 million in Indigenous health projects including Indigenous blindness, deafness and chronic kidney disease

The Morrison Government will invest almost $35 million in 42 key research projects in areas such as ending avoidable indigenous deafness, ending avoidable indigenous blindness, and helping to eradicate chronic kidney disease.   As part of this funding, the Government is investing $14.44 million from the first grant round of the Indigenous Health Research Fund…

More essential support for Australian patients through community pharmacy

Australians will have better access to subsidised medicines and medication management services through community pharmacy with the Morrison Government finalising a Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (7CPA).   Under this landmark agreement, our Government will continue to partner with community pharmacy to ensure Australians have access to more than 200 million subsidised Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)…

Transcript – Sky News interview with Peta Credlin

E&OE…                       Topics: Black Lives Matter protests in Australia, maintaining mass gathering restrictions.   PETA CREDLIN: Well over the weekend as you all saw right around the country, thousands took part in rallies branded Black Lives Matter, despite health advice from some of the country’s leading medical experts to stay home.   Well now the…

Extending the National Partnership Agreement on Public Dental Services

The Morrison Government is extending the National Partnership Agreement on Adult Public Dental Service to support the states and territories in delivering public dental services. The $107.8 million one-year extension to the National Partnership Agreement will provide services to around 180,000 additional public dental patients across Australia. This brings the total investment through the National…

Transcript – Doorstop – Queanbeyan

E&OE… Topics: Mental Health Funding, Coronavirus Update; Quarantine restrictions; MPs returning to Canberra who participated in BLM protests; Jobkeeper and Jobseeker; New Zealand restrictions; Mental health sessions Medicare subsidised cap. GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to announce an additional $24 million for both an expansion of headspace services in terms of increasing the capacity of 44…