Free Coronavirus Wellbeing Support Service

A new 24/7 support service specifically designed to help people through the COVID-19 pandemic is now available free of charge to all Australians.   The Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service has been developed by Beyond Blue to address the growing mental health impact of the pandemic, including fear about the virus, financial stress, family stress,…

$5 million for research into bushfire impact on Australian communities

The Australian Government is investing $5 million via the Medical Research Future Fund in nine research projects to investigate the physiological and mental health effects of the recent bushfires on Australians and their communities.   The devastating bushfire events have warranted concerns about the medium-term health impacts of exposure to ash and smoke haze, reduced…

Transcript- Channel 7 The Latest with Michael Usher & Melissa Doyle

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 modelling; Easter holidays; community transmission   MICHAEL USHER: For more on the modelling and our social restrictions we’re joined by the Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, in Canberra.   GREG HUNT:          Good evening.   MICHAEL USHER: Greg, thanks so much for joining The Latest again. Now, first up, a few short…

Transcript – The Project interview with Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore

E&OE…                       Topics: Easter weekend; COVID-19 modelling; Exit strategy.   CARRIE BICKMORE: We’re joined now by Health Minister, Greg Hunt. Minister, there does seem to be a lot of nervousness about Easter this weekend. What should it look like for families around Australia this weekend?   GREG HUNT: We want families to be able to…

Transcript – 3AW interview with Tom Elliott

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 impacts on economy; Schools opening in Australia; Easter holidays;   TOM ELLIOT: Our next guest is the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Minister Hunt, good afternoon.   GREG HUNT: Hi Tom. Good afternoon.   TOM ELLIOT: Now, I know you don’t know when a vaccine will be created. But given that…

Transcript – Sky News interview with Peta Credlin

E&OE… Topics: COVID-19 modelling; Ventilator beds; CSIRO funding; Younger people in ICU. PETA CREDLIN: Joining me now, Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt. Minister, thank you very much for your time, I know you’re the busiest man in Australia and I feel terrible to trespass on you tonight, but I think hearing it straight from…

Transcript – Channel 9 60 Minutes Interview with Tara Brown

E&OE… Topics: Coronavirus update; flattening the curve; Personal Protective Equipment; Ruby Princess cruise ship TARA BROWN: I’m joined now by the Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, from his office in Somerville on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Thank you so much for your time, Minister Hunt. GREG HUNT: It’s a real pleasure. TARA BROWN: More positive…

Transcript – Sky News Saturday Edition Interview with Tim Gilbert

E&OE… Topics: Coronavirus update; flattening the curve; social distancing; medical research TIM GILBERT: Now we are joined by the Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt. Minister, what’s the latest update on coronavirus cases here in Australia? GREG HUNT: So the latest advice from the National Incident Centre in the briefing just before coming on air,…

$1.5 million to support clinical management of COVID-19

The Australian Government is investing $1.5 million to support guidance for clinicians to ensure they are given the best possible advice on managing COVID-19 patients. The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce will receive $1.5 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to deliver ‘living guidelines’ on the clinical management of patients with suspected or…

Transcript – KIIS 101.1 Interview with Jase & PJ

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus update; PPE; social distancing.   JASE: Morning everyone. Twenty-nine to eight. Jase and PJ, Greg Hunt, our Health Minister joining us on the air. G’day Greg. Thanks for your time mate.   GREG HUNT: And good morning to you guys.   PJ: Been a little busy lately, Greg?   GREG HUNT:…