$2 million for vital coronavirus research

Applications have opened for the Australian Government’s $2 million grant opportunity to support research into development of a vaccine to protect against novel coronavirus (COVID-19). COVID-19 represents a significant and urgent threat to global health, with the overwhelming majority of cases in Wuhan City in China, and increasing numbers in other countries, including Australia. The…

Transcript – Press Conference – Parliament House – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus updates.   GREG HUNT: Number of confirmed cases is now at 78,973 on the latest information I have from the National Incidence Centre just prior to coming to this briefing.   And sadly, the number of lives lost is 2,466 globally to the coronavirus, although those figures will inevitably be updated…

Transcript – Doorstop – Darwin

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus; Diamond Princess Evacuation; Howard Springs Temporary Quarantine Facility   NATASHA FYLES: So we presently have AUSMAT staff who are on the ground in Japan and we also have other members of the AUSMAT team that are in the air and will be in Japan later today, preparing to bring these Australian…

Sunrise interview with David Koch

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus; Potential for another evacuation;    DAVID KOCH: Now the Government is still working on a plan to evacuate Aussies on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.   The infectious disease expert has travelled to Yokohama where the cruise ship is docked to assess the situation.   It’s expected the…

Triple M Breakfast interview with Eddie McGuire and Luke Darcy

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus; Plans for another evacuation;   EDDIE MCGUIRE: In the meantime, the Minister for Health is Greg Hunt, the Federal Minister and he joins us now on the line as well. Good morning Greg.   GREG HUNT: Good morning Eddie.   EDDIE MCGUIRE: Greg, tell us, Vera’s(*) been asking us questions, was…

Get the Facts about Immunisation

The Morrison Government will target parents across the country with a powerful message around the need to vaccinate their children, with an enhanced $12 million campaign rolling out this week.   Areas of low vaccination rates in one, two and five year olds will be micro targeted in every state and territory under the fourth…

$22.3 million funding support for health and medical research

The Morrison Government is providing unprecedented funding to help our best and brightest health and medical researchers translate their ideas into new treatments and breakthrough cures for patients. The four-year, $22.3 million Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) funding program will be open for applications from Australian health and medical research innovators from 17 February 2020. SMEs…

Transcript – Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Update on Coronavirus and latest figures; Christmas Island;   GREG HUNT: To give a brief overview at the global level, as expected, the number of confirmed cases globally has increased.   The figure is now 44,754 cases. And sadly, the number of those who have lost their lives has increased by almost…