Transcript – Channel 7 Sunrise Interview with David Koch & Natalie Barr

E&OE…                       Topics: New social distancing restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus; schools; border closure; testing   NATALIE BARR: Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now from Canberra. Would these new measures have been brought in today if the states hadn’t actually pushed for them?   GREG HUNT: Good morning. Well, what we’ve…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…   Topics: COVID-19 update; Testing figures; $13m MRFF funding announcement; $2m Doherty Institute funding announcement; University of Queensland research; Bondi Beach, Ruby Princess cruise ship; travel bans; stimulus package.   GREG HUNT: Around the world there are now over 253,000 cases and, sadly, 11,000 lives have been lost.   In Australia the latest update…

Fast-tracking research into treatments for COVID-19

The Australian Government will provide $13 million to fast-track research into treatments for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.   The funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) aims to support rapid development of safe and effective treatment options for COVID-19, and will be awarded via two open competitive grant opportunities:   $8 million to identify…

Transcript – Today Show Interview with Karl Stefanovic & Allison Langdon

E&OE…                       Topics: Update on Government’s coronavirus measures; measures to prevent medicine hoarding; border closure; social distancing   KARL STEFANOVIC: Pharmacies across the country are facing serious shortages this morning as panic shoppers stock up on vital medicines like paracetamol and Ventolin.   ALLISON LANGDON: The madness is prompting the Government to impose restrictions on…

Transcript – Triple M Melbourne Hot Breakfast – Interview with Eddie McGuire & Luke Darcy

E&OE…                       Topics: update on government’s response to Coronavirus; Chief Medical Officer; measures to restrict medicine hoarding; schools; AFL; medical technology   LUKE DARCY: The Federal Health Minister has been good enough to dial in right now, Greg Hunt joins us on Triple M’s Hot Breakfast.   Minister, thanks for your time this morning.  …

Transcript – Nova 100.3FM Melbourne Interview with Chrissie, Sam & Browny

E&OE…                       Topics: Update on Government’s coronavirus measures; flattening the curve; ICU beds; medical equipment; schools   CHRISSIE SWAN: Hello, Greg. Thank you so much for joining us, Mr Hunt.   GREG HUNT: Good morning.   CHRISSIE SWAN: The Honourable Mr Hunt.   GREG HUNT: Yes. Good morning everybody.   CHRISSIE SWAN: We’ve got so…

Transcript – Channel 7 Sunrise Interview with Natalie Barr

E&OE…                       Topics: update on Government’s coronavirus measures; border closure; testing; telehealth; measures to prevent medicine hoarding    NATALIE BARR: Let’s get more on the Government’s tough new virus measures. For more, I’m joined by Greg Hunt.   Thanks for your time this morning, Minister.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, Nat.   NATALIE BARR: We’ve…

Transcript – 2GB interview with Deborah Knight

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus update; Testing kits; Fever clinics; Medicine shortage;   DEBORAH KNIGHT: I cannot believe what’s happening in this country right now. We’ve got panic buying. We’ve got hoarding. My chicken man that I told you about, overwhelmed with orders for birds and chook feed.   And now, people are stripping the shelves…

Transcript – Channel 9 News Interview with Peter Overton

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus update; schools; food supply   PETER OVERTON: With a sixth death today in Australia the Prime Minister has certainly taken the helm on battling the corona outbreak. But he is not a one-man band and right beside him is Health Minister, Greg Hunt.   I spoke to him earlier, and began…