Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

E&OE… Topics: $20 million in mental health research funding under the Medical Research Future Fund; COVID-19 update; suicide prevention; state borders; COVIDSafe app; ICU capacity; crowds at sporting matches; re-opening of universities; origins of COVID-19; vaccine development; World Health Assembly motion. GREG HUNT: Good afternoon. I’m joined today by Dr Ruth Vine, the former chief…

Transcript – Press Conference – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $400 million funding boost for health and medical research; World Health Assembly motion; COVID-19 update; COVIDSafe app; domestic travel; antibody testing; potential re-opening of state borders; hydroxychloroquine.   PROF. MARGARET GARDNER AC: …particularly as we continue to deal with this current global pandemic that’s COVID-19. I’d like to congratulate Professor Allen Cheng…

Transcript – 5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: Pandemic plan for mental health; NSW easing restrictions; Possibility of a second wave in Australia; COVIDSafe app; Kawasaki disease.   LEON BYNER: I have on the line the Federal Health Minister who has got some pretty important things to talk about today, Greg Hunt. Greg, thank you for joining us this morning.…

Transcript – 2GB interview with Alan Jones

E&OE…                       Topics: Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health; JobKeeper; Businesses affected by COVID; Second wave; Antibody tests; COVIDSafe app download numbers; Josh Frydenberg.   ALAN JONES: Look, he’s listening to me and I don’t care if I embarrass him, is Greg Hunt, who’s done a terrific job.   This bloke is a very,…

Transcript – Sky News First Edition interview with Peter Stefanovic

E&OE…                       Topics: New Role Established for a Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health; COVIDSafe App; Josh Frydenberg;   PETER STEFANOVIC:      And joining me now is the Health Minister, Greg Hunt. Minister, good morning to you. Thank you so much for joining us.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, Peter.   PETER STEFANOVIC: So, first…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Convalescent plasma announcement; COVID-19 update; COVIDSafe app; National Cabinet; Melbourne meatworks investigation; Strathfield Council; New Zealand/coronavirus reporting.   GREG HUNT: Thanks everyone. Welcome to the Lifeblood centre here in Frankston. It’s where they collect blood and plasma for the benefit of all Australians.   As part of that, I’m delighted to be…

Transcript – Press Conference – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Partnership with Minderoo Foundation to secure 10 million additional coronavirus tests; COVID-19 update; origins of COVID-19; Newmarch House; aged care funding; possibility of a second wave of infections.    GREG HUNT: Look, I’m delighted to be here with Andrew Forrest who, of course, has been very successful in business, but his work…

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

E&OE… Topics: COVIDSafe app launch GREG HUNT: Welcome, everybody to this afternoon’s briefing on coronavirus. I’m joined by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy; the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer of the Commonwealth, Alison McMillan; the National Secretary of the Nursing and Midwifery Federation of Australia, Annie Butler; the National President of the Australian…