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.…

First COVID-19 Vaccine – Pfizer – Training Program

The first Australian Government funded training modules for the COVID-19 vaccination workforce, including for immunisation providers and non-clinical and administration staff, is now available.   The Australian Government has partnered with the Australian College of Nursing to develop and deliver the free and accredited training modules for all COVID-19 vaccination providers.   The training is…

Harnessing new technology to save lives

The Morrison Government is committed to preventing future children in Australia suffering from severe mitochondrial disease, a devastating genetic disorder and is calling on the public to share their views through the release of a consultation paper outlining our proposed approach. By harnessing new technologies such as mitochondrial donation, we have the potential to change…

Transcript – 3AW Drive interview with Tom Elliott

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 vaccine roll out; new case in Victoria; lockdowns; hotel quarantine   TOM ELLIOTT: Well, now for a bit of good news, the Federal Health Minister announced today that he had secured an extra 10 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine. He joins us on the line right now. Federal Health Minister…