$13.6 million for reproductive, childhood brain and other cancer clinical trials

The Morrison Government will provide $13.6 million to support ten clinical trials to find innovative cancer treatments for melanoma, reproductive and gynaecological cancers and childhood brain cancer. Childhood brain cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in Australian children, with around 100 children diagnosed each year and an estimated 36 children dying from the…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: New funding for cardiovascular projects; Coronavirus update; Black Lives Matter protests; A second wave; The Lancet paper on hydroxychloroquine.   GREG HUNT: Over the last few months, Australians have done an extraordinary job in saving lives and protecting lives.   They’ve done that by respecting each other, respecting distance, taking the difficult…

Transcript – Sky News interview with Kieran Gilbert

E&OE…                       Topics: Vaccine and treatment; Hydroxychloroquine; Potential outbreaks; Easing of restrictions; Queensland Health, World Health Organisation.   KIERAN GILBERT: Health Minister Greg Hunt, thanks so much for your time. Can we start by getting you to explain to our viewers this latest instalment in terms of government support for, not just the vaccine, but…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: $66 million in COVID-19 research; Queensland man Nathan Turner; Hydroxychloroquine; Public confidence in coronavirus testing; Victorian cases; Australian protests relating to current happenings in America; Australian news crew assaulted in America; Australian Indigenous deaths in custody; Kawasaki disease update. GREG HUNT: In particular Professor Doug Hilton, the Director of the Institute, our medical…

$66 million for coronavirus-related research

The Morrison Government is investing $66 million into finding a vaccine and treatments for COVID-19, as well as better preparing for future pandemics. This research will enable Australia’s world-class researchers to contribute to global efforts to control and eliminate the virus. The funding is available through the Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), extending the…