Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Coronavirus update; Additional five million masks, ADF support for Victoria; Aged care support; hospital capacity for coronavirus cases; target of no healthcare worker deaths; Contact tracing; COVIDSafe app; E-cigarettes being sold to children. GREG HUNT: Thank-you very much and welcome everybody to today’s press conference. Obviously Victoria has been going through a very…

National Diabetes Week 2020: Heads Up on diabetes

National Diabetes Week begins today and aims to address a burdensome side effect too many Australians with diabetes experience. The focus of National Diabetes Week 2020 is on the mental and emotional health issues faced by people with diabetes. The Heads Up on Diabetes campaign will raise awareness of this burden and the support available.…

Continuous care with telehealth stage seven

In a major boost for primary health care, the Australian Government is further strengthening telehealth arrangements as recommended by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and other medical experts.   Under stage seven of telehealth reforms announced today, Medicare-subsidised telehealth services, introduced as a key part of…

Transcript – Sky News interview with Peta Credlin

E&OE… Topics: Hotel quarantine breaches; Melbourne lockdown; ICU in Melbourne; Use of masks in Victoria. PETA CREDLIN: Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joins me now from Melbourne. Minister, I appreciate your time. You’re the busiest man in the country. GREG HUNT: Good evening Peta. PETA CREDLIN: I’ve got to ask you about the failure of…

Transcript – Today Show interview with Allison Langdon

E&OE…                       Topics: Melbourne lockdown; Pause on International Flights into Melbourne; Potential for further restrictions in NSW.   LISA MILLAR: Well, for more on the situation in Victoria, Health Minister Greg Hunt joins me now from Melbourne. Good morning, Minister. Is this going to work or do we have to prepare ourselves for lockdown 3.0?…

Transcript – ABC News Breakfast interview with Lisa Millar

E&OE…                       Topics: Melbourne lockdown; Pause on International Flights into Melbourne; Potential for further restrictions in NSW.   LISA MILLAR: Well, for more on the situation in Victoria, Health Minister Greg Hunt joins me now from Melbourne. Good morning, Minister. Is this going to work or do we have to prepare ourselves for lockdown 3.0?…

Transcript – The Project interview with Waleed Aly and Gorgi Coghlan

E&OE…                       Topics: Melbourne lockdown; Travellers to Melbourne airport not screened; NSW and Victoria border closure; Masks.   WALEED ALY: Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt definitely is a Victorian, any way you cut it. He is in Melbourne tonight and joins us now. Minister, three cases in the ACT tonight.   GREG HUNT: Thanks for…

Transcript – 3AW interview with Stephen Quartermain and Kate Stevenson

E&OE…                       Topics: federal government support for Victoria re coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne.   STEPHEN QUARTERMAIN: As we know Victoria is going into lockdown again tomorrow – Mark II. So we thought we’d go straight to the top to find out what’s going on.   Let’s welcome the Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt. Good…

Transcript – Sky News interview with Chris Kenny

E&OE…                       Topics: Victorian COVID-19 outbreak; Mass gatherings; COVIDSafe app; Border closure.   CHRIS KENNY: Let’s go to Melbourne now and catch up with the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt.   Greg Hunt, thanks so much for joining this on what’s a very difficult day for your portfolio and for everyone in Victoria. Has your…

Medicare bulk-billing rate remains high at 86.1 per cent

Over the past 12 months, 86.1% of Australians did not have to pay to visit their GP. Figures for the past 12 months show: • An increase of more than 5.5 million free bulk-billed GP visits compared to the same period last year • The number of fully subsidised services across Medicare rose with an…