Transcript – A Current Affair Interview with Deborah Knight

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; flattening the curve; planning the ‘road out’; Australia’s healthcare workers.   DEBORAH KNIGHT:         Minister, thanks so much for joining us. Now, you pointed specifically to Easter as a crucial weekend for the country to get on top of coronavirus. How did we go?   GREG HUNT: Australians were travelling about…

$3 million to boost the national coordinated COVID-19 research response

The Australian Government will provide a further $3 million to support frontline health workers with training and information which will support the treatment of patients with coronavirus. $1 million in funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) will transform the treatment and management of patients with severe coronavirus, delivering better patient outcomes. The CovED…

Free Coronavirus Wellbeing Support Service

A new 24/7 support service specifically designed to help people through the COVID-19 pandemic is now available free of charge to all Australians.   The Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service has been developed by Beyond Blue to address the growing mental health impact of the pandemic, including fear about the virus, financial stress, family stress,…

Immediate response plan to focus on people with disability during Coronavirus

The Government is committed to ensuring the well-being of Australians with disability are considered as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds. As such, an advisory group has been established by the Morrison Government to guide development and implementation of a response plan focusing on the unique health needs of people with disability during the coronavirus pandemic. The…

Training more nurses for critical care

The Australian Government will fund up to 20,000 new online education places to enable Registered Nurses (RNs) to develop knowledge enabling them to assist in the delivery of care in intensive care and high dependency units across Australia.   The online training will allow experienced RNs to be used to maximum effect in the national…