International World Family Doctor Day

On World Family Doctor Day, May 19, we are proud in Australia to recognise the critically important work undertaken by medical practitioners on the front line every day, as part of Australia’s health care system which is experiencing unprecedented challenges with the national emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.   Our nation’s general practitioners are…

COVID-19: $48.1 Million for National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan

The Australian Government is continuing to take action to help Australians whose mental health and wellbeing is being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing an additional $48.1 million to support the Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan presented to the National Cabinet this morning. This investment builds on approximately $500 million for mental…

Government backs innovative COVID-19 research

The Australian Government is supporting world-leading research into the latest COVID-19 treatments through a dedicated round of the Medical Research Future Fund’s Biomedical Translation Bridge. The Government, in partnership with the not-for-profit organisation MTPConnect, has announced a new round of its $22.3 million Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) Program to support COVID-19 related research projects. The…

International Nurses Day 2020

The tireless work of Australia’s nurses – particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic – have been recognised by the Federal Government as part of International Nurses Day. Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, said the virus emergency had created challenges for many, none were tougher than for our world-class health professionals working on the frontline. Today, 12…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Mental health support for front line health workers; Nursing scholarships announcement; General COVID-19 update; Government’s mental health pandemic plan; Social restrictions; Mother’s Day; Antibody testing.   GREG HUNT: Welcome everybody and I’m delighted to be here at Monash University at the school of nursing.   In particular, I’m joined by the Dean…