Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   5 October 2021   PRESS CONFERENCE CANBERRA   E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; net-zero emissions targets.     GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be joined today by Professor Brendan Murphy, the Secretary of the Health Department, but here in his role…

Interview – Sarah Harris and Tristan Macmanus, Studio 10

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   5 October 2021   INTERVIEW WITH SARAH HARRIS AND TRISTAN MACMANUS STUDIO 10                       E&OE…                       Topics: Discovery of Molnupiravir; Resignation of Gladys Berejiklian   SARAH HARRIS: Now, it’s hoped a new antiviral pill could bolster our arsenal against COVID.  …

A New Pathway to Help Families Coping with Drug and Alcohol Harms

The Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is launching a new information portal, which will provide vital information and support for Australians seeking help for family members and friends with alcohol and drug related issues.   Developed by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF),…

Transcript – Press Conference – Melbourne

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   4 October 2021   PRESS CONFERENCE MELBOURNE   E&OE…                       Topics: vaccination rollout; COVID-19 treatment     GREG HUNT: Good afternoon. There are important reasons for hope coming out of developments over the weekend for Australians looking for a pathway home…

Transcript – Interview – Neil Mitchell, 3AW Mornings

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   4 October 2021   INTERVIEW WITH NEIL MITCHELL 3AW MORNINGS   E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 cases in the Mornington Peninsula; COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout; COVID-19 treatments.   NEIL MITCHELL: On the line is the Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, and the Member…

Australia Secures Additional Supplies of Sotrovimab

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   04 October 2021   Australia secures additional supplies of sotrovimab   The Australian Government has increased supplies of the promising COVID-19 treatment sotrovimab with over 15,000 additional doses arriving in Australia over recent days.   Sotrovimab is a novel monoclonal…

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines available for Australians 12+

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   From today, all Australians aged 12 and over are eligible to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine through Australia’s network of GPs and community pharmacies.   The decision by the Australian Government to open up mRNA vaccines to the 60 and…

Transcript – Press Conference – Melbourne

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   30 September 2021   PRESS CONFERENCE MELBOURNE   E&OE…                       Topics: vaccinations in Indigenous communities, opening of borders, anti-vaccine content on social media   GREG HUNT: The opportunity is there for mRNA vaccines. Pfizer from your GPs, Moderna from your pharmacy.…

Landmark PBS Listings to reduce the cost of medicines for Australians

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   From 1 October 2021, Australians with multiple sclerosis (MS), multiple myeloma, macular degeneration and keratitis will have access to new and expanded medicines listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), reducing the cost of treatment for patients and their families.…

Australian Suicide Rates Down During COVID-19

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government welcomes the release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Causes of Death, Australia, 2020 report today, with Australia recording the greatest drop of deaths in the last decade.   Overall last year, Australia recorded 161,300 deaths…