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…

Transcript – 7news The Latest interview with Melissa Doyle

E&OE… Topics: Elective surgery; IVF; Easing of restrictions; WHO funding MELISSA DOYLE Minister, thank you so much for making the time today. I want to ask you how likely it is that elective surgery including IVF will resume next week? GREG HUNT: Elective surgery is being considered by the National Cabinet next week, and I…

Transcript – A Current Affair interview with Tracy Grimshaw

E&OE… Topics: Tasmanian outbreak; Testing; Coronavirus origins; WHO; TRACY GRIMSHAW: Minister, thank you for your time. I want to start by talking to you about this outbreak in Tasmania. There are some conflicting stories coming out. First, the Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy said there’d be an illegal dinner party attended by healthcare workers, then…

Transcript – Sunrise Interview with David Koch

E&OE… Topics: COVID-19 testing; planning the easing of restrictions; contact tracing app; elective surgery; Personal Protective Equipment DAVID KOCH: For more, we’re joined by Health Minister, Greg Hunt. Minister, thanks for your time again this morning. GREG HUNT: Good morning. DAVID KOCH: Look, we have one of the most rigorous coronavirus testing systems in the…

Transcript – Sky News First Edition Interview with Peter Stefanovic

E&OE…                       Topics: $3.3 million for mobile testing in rural and Indigenous communities; schools; flattening the curve; face masks; mental health impacts of COVID-19   PETER STEFANOVIC: Well, joining us now is the Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt – Minister, good morning to you. Thanks so much for joining us.   So first of all,…

Transcript – ABC News Breakfast Interview with Lisa Millar

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; flattening the curve; outbreak in north-west Tasmania; wet markets; social distancing restrictions; Job Seeker & Job Keeper packages   LISA MILLAR: Let’s get more and bring in the Federal Health Minister, Greg blunt- Hunt, from his electorate on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Minister, good morning.   I said blunt…

Transcript – A Current Affair Interview with Deborah Knight

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; flattening the curve; planning the ‘road out’; Australia’s healthcare workers.   DEBORAH KNIGHT:         Minister, thanks so much for joining us. Now, you pointed specifically to Easter as a crucial weekend for the country to get on top of coronavirus. How did we go?   GREG HUNT: Australians were travelling about…

Transcript – The Project interview with Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 testing; Coronavirus in Singapore; Research funding announcement   CARRIE BICKMORE: For the very latest, we’re catching up with Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt.   Minister, new cases are down which is great news, but is there a chance that there might be a whole lot of people in the community who…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Donating blood; COVID-10 updates; Coronavirus research and treatment funding announcement; APPRISE funding; Vaccinations; Current treatments; Superannuation, Social distancing restrictions; Outbreak in North Tasmania; Mental health of return travellers; ICU survival rates.   GREG HUNT: Cross Lifeblood, obviously one of the great blood supply institutions in the world, and it sits behind so…