Transcript – Press Conference – Melbourne

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   28 November 2021   PRESS CONFERENCE MELBOURNE   E&OE…                       Topics: Venetoclax, Omicron variant.   DR TRISH WALKER: Good morning everyone, thank you for coming. Welcome to Peninsula Private Hospital, part of the Ramsey Group. We’re here on the Mornington Peninsula,…

New Treatment for Australians with Leukaemia

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   From 1 December 2021, Australians with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) will have access to a new treatment option on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   The Morrison Government is expanding the list of Venclexta® (venetoclax) for the treatment of AML,…

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   27 November 2021   PRESS CONFERENCE CANBERRA   E&OE…                       Topics: Omicron variant, travel restrictions, COVID-19 vaccination.   GREG HUNT:          Well, welcome everybody. I’m joined by the Chief Medical Officer of Australia, Professor Paul Kelly. We’re here to give an…

Transcript – Press Conference – Sydney

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   26 November 2021   PRESS CONFERENCE SYDNEY   E&OE…                       Topics: Update on COVID booster shots, new South African COVID variant, increased funding for Mental Health during COVID.   GREG HUNT: [Indistinct] chance of hope for Australians in general.   Now,…

Transcript – Interview – David Koch & Natalie Barr, Sunrise

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   24 November 2021   INTERVIEW WITH DAVID KOCH AND NATALIE BARR SUNRISE                       E&OE…                       Topics: Travellers will be able to enter Queensland without having to pay for a PCR COVID test.   DAVID KOCH: Now, the Federal Government says travellers…

Transcript – Interview – Neil Breen, 4BC Breakfast

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   24 November 2021   INTERVIEW WITH NEIL BREEN 4BC BREAKFAST     E&OE…                       Topics: Asymptomatic testing in Australia   NEIL BREEN: The Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, joins me on the line now. Thanks for joining us this morning, Minister.…

Covid-19 Vaccine Indemnity

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA STATEMENT   24 November 2021   COVID-19 VACCINE INDEMNITY   The Morrison Government is reducing the claim threshold of the no fault COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme to enable more people access to compensation for costs associated with a vaccine injury.   The…

Media Statement – PCR testing in Queensland

Throughout the pandemic people have been able to access free COVID tests under Commonwealth and state programs.   The Queensland Premier today confirmed that the Queensland Government will now accept an official text message as evidence of a negative PCR test as they have for the last 18 months.   Asked if people would be…

Extension of Measures as NT COVID-19 Outbreak Continues

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA STATEMENT   The Australian Government is extending the COVID-19 measures it has introduced to protect remote communities in the Northern Territory facing current outbreaks.   The determination under section 477 of the Commonwealth Biosecurity Act 2015 will extend until 6pm, 1 December…