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…

Ground breaking partnership delivers 10 million COVID-19 tests and equipment

In a ground breaking and critically important partnership between the Australian Government, Minderoo Foundation and private pathology providers, Australia has secured an additional 10 million COVID-19 test kits and pathology equipment to be installed across the country.   Over 500,000 COVID-19 tests have been completed to date. The addition of 10 million tests across the…

Transcript – Doorstop – Rosebud, Victoria

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; Rosebud respiratory clinic and other testing clinics; COVIDSafe app; Biosecurity act; Elective surgery – Private hospitals breaking rules; Independent inquiry into Coronavirus; Easing of restrictions; COVIDSafe app hoaxes; Clive Palmer/hydroxychloroquine; Mike Kelly retirement.   GREG HUNT: Welcome everybody to Rosebud and the Rosebud respiratory clinic, which we’re opening today. I’m…

Transcript – Sky News First Edition Interview with Peter Stefanovic

E&OE… Topics: COVIDSafe app; easing of some restrictions in Queensland and Western Australia PETER STEFANOVIC: More than one million people have downloaded the COVIDSafe tracing app within hours of its launch despite fears that privacy concerns would discourage Australians from signing up. Health authorities are expecting more than half the country to install the technology…

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…

Health Professionals support COVIDSafe app

As key representatives of Australia’s health professions this joint statement, with the Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, supports and approves the COVIDSafe app as a critical tool in helping our nation fight the COVID-19 pandemic, protect and save lives. The COVIDSafe app has been created as a public health initiative, which…

Protecting the lives of Australians with disability during Coronavirus

The Australian Government has taken urgent action to protect the lives of Australians with disability as we continue to confront the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, National Cabinet agreed to release the Management and Operational Plan for COVID-19 for People with Disability (the Plan). The Plan forms part of the national response developed by the Government…

Additional $6 million to support drug and alcohol services during COVID-19

Online and phone support services for people experiencing drug and alcohol problems will receive an additional $6 million from the Australians Government during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Funding will be provided to support the following services:   $2 million to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation to deliver an information and awareness campaign to make Australians…

COVID-19: rapid response boost for Australia’s intensive care units

Ensuring Australian hospitals are able to respond rapidly in the event of increased patient demand during the COVID-19 health emergency is a national priority. Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, announced the Australian Government has funded and launched the Critical Health Resource Information System (CHRIS) that will operate in all public and private hospitals with Intensive…

Transcript – Sky News First Edition Interview with Laura Jayes

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; international travel; Bondi Beach re-opening   LAURA JAYES:       Let’s go live to the Health Minister, Greg Hunt, who joins us live. Minister, thank you for your time. First of all, could I ask you-   GREG HUNT:          Good morning, Laura.   LAURA JAYES:       If you have an update yet, overnight?…