Increasing ovarian cancer care and support

As part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the Morrison Government will provide a further $1 million to Ovarian Cancer Australia for their work supporting those living with ovarian cancer.   Each year in Australia, approximately 1,500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Tragically, more than 1,000 will die. While ovarian cancer is more commonly diagnosed…

First Pfizer Vaccine Doses Arrive in Australia

More than 142,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have arrived at Sydney airport in a major milestone in Australia’s response to the pandemic. This is the first shipment of 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine the Government has secured as part of Australia’s COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Strategy. The doses have been securely…

Transcript – 2GB interview with Jim Wilson

E&OE…                       Topics: Vaccine arrival in Australia; Victoria lockdown;   JIM WILSON: Big news this afternoon, very exciting. The first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine has arrived in Australia. Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the great news earlier today.   The first dose is set to be rolled out in one week beginning next Monday.…

New online tool to help navigate IVF

The Morrison Government is strengthening support for couples trying to become pregnant through the launch of the YourIVFSuccess website.   In Vitro Fertilisation – IVF – and other assisted reproductive technologies have helped hundreds of thousands of Australians experience the joy of becoming parents. Until now, there has not been an easy way for consumers…

Transcript – Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: CALD COVID vaccination plan; Vaccine arrival and rollout; Victoria’s lockdown; New Zealand travel bubble.   GREG HUNT: Well, good afternoon everybody. I’m joined by Professor Paul Kelly, the Chief Medical Officer of Australia who has been in meetings with the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, or the panel of medical experts today.…

Vaccine rollout to support people from all backgrounds in Australia

The Australian Government is ensuring the COVID-19 Vaccination Program meets the needs of everyone in Australia, including those from culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.   To be successful, high uptake of COVID-19 vaccination will be required in Australia. Therefore it is critical that the vaccine program is designed and delivered in a manner…

Transcript – The Today Show interview with Karl Stefanovic and Leila McKinnon

E&OE…                       Topics: Hotel quarantine outbreak, WHO Investigation   KARL STEFANOVIC: Pressure is mounting on the Federal Government for a major overhaul of Australia’s hotel quarantine system to keep highly infectious strains out.   LEILA MCKINNON: Yeah, that comes after two new cases of coronavirus were linked to Melbourne’s Holiday Inn, forcing an entire floor…

Providing hope for Australians suffering from Neurofibromatosis

The Morrison Government is investing $8 million to support the Children’s Tumour Foundation and research into neurofibromatosis, a devastating condition which can cause cancer, blindness, deafness and chronic pain.   The $7 million Medial Research Future Fund (MRFF) Neurofibromatosis Research Grant Opportunity will support ground breaking research projects to develop new interventions and improve healthcare…

National Study of Mental Health and Wellbeing gets underway

The Government has launched the first phase of Australia’s $89.5 million Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study – the National Study of Mental Health and Wellbeing. This comprehensive survey aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the mental health challenges that Australians are facing.   Almost half of Australians experience some form of mental illness…

Transcript – Doorstop Mount Martha

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Vaccine administration training; COVID-19 cases; hotel quarantine; ADF support   GREG HUNT: Well, good afternoon everybody. I’m delighted to be joined today by the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer for Australia, Professor Alison McMillan, and we’re here to announce the next step in preparation for Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.…