Statement – Vale Dr Harry Nespolon

On behalf of the Australian Government, I extend my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Dr Harry Nespolon, who passed away on Sunday night.   As President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners for the past two years, Dr Nespolon worked very closely with myself and the Government.   He…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Coronavirus update; Vaccine development; Victoria aged care response; Aged care meeting held Friday night; Aged care response centre; COVID vaccine developments; Economic Statement and travel; Minister’s Payne and Reynolds in Washington next week. GREG HUNT: I want to start by thanking all Australians, but especially all Victorians and people in the greater Melbourne…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 response update; ADF Deployment; PPE; Aged care support update; Wangaratta Hospital; St Basil’s in Fawkner; Contingency reserve, Delivery of test results; Isolating after test; Budget outlook; Partner rules for women giving birth.   GREG HUNT: Thank-you everybody and welcome here today, I’m joined by Professor Alison McMillan, The Chief Nursing and…

Transcript – Sunrise interview with Sam Armytage

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria, People with symptoms not self-isolating and not self-isolating once they’ve been tested; aged care facility concerns.   SAM ARMYTAGE: Now as we’ve heard, there are some questions to be answered about why so many Victorians have not been self-isolating while they wait for COVID test results.   The…