Transcript – Interview – Leon Byner

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health   TRANSCRIPT   10 June 2020   INTERVIEW WITH LEON BYNER 5AA MORNINGS   E&OE…                       Topics: State Hospital Funding, MBS Review, COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout, Mental Health   LEON BYNER: But let’s welcome Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Greg, good to talk to you and thanks for…

COVID-19 Emergency Measures Extended for a Further Three Months 

The human biosecurity emergency period under the Biosecurity Act 2015 will be extended for a further three months.   The emergency period, which has been in place since 18 March 2020 to protect Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic, will continue until 17 September 2021.   The extension, declared by the Governor General today, was informed…

Transcript – Interview – 2GB Breakfast

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health   TRANSCRIPT   9 June 2020   INTERVIEW WITH BEN FORDHAM 2GB BREAKFAST   E&OE…                       Topics: New Alzheimer’s Drug, MBS Review, NSW Quarantine Facility   BEN FORDHAM: Now, we told you yesterday about this claim out of the US about a minor breakthrough in the treatment…

Transcript – Doorstop – Mount Martha

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   6 June 2021   DOORSTOP MOUNT MARTHA   E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout; Record Bulk Billing Rates; Perinatal Mental Health Support   GREG HUNT: Thank you very much for joining us today. I am joined by Professor Roderick McRae, who…

$16.6 Million Investment for Perinatal Mental Health Services

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon. David Coleman MP Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention   MEDIA RELEASE   6 June 2021 $16.6 million investment for perinatal mental health services   The Australian Government is building on its commitment to support…

GP Bulk Billing Services at Record Highs

The Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   6 June 2021   GP bulk billing services at record highs More Australians than ever are getting the medical care they need at no cost to themselves, with almost nine out of 10 visits to the GP in the nine…

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   31 May 2021   PRESS CONFERENCE CANBERRA   E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Update   GREG HUNT: Thank you very much to everybody for joining us today. I’m accompanied by Professor Michael Kidd, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, who has…

World No Tobacco Day 2021 – Helping More Australians Quit Smoking

With approximately 20,000 Australians dying each year from tobacco-related illness, the Australian Government is investing $3 million through Cancer Council Victoria towards a new national best practice support service for nicotine cessation to ensure these health professional have up-to-date evidence-based resources.   Additional initiatives in the 2021–22 Budget aimed at encouraging people to quit smoking…