Transcript – A Current Affair interview with Leila McKinnon

E&OE…                       Topics: Hotel quarantine in Victoria; Local lockdowns in Victoria;   LEILA MCKINNON: Minister Hunt, thank you for joining us. Let’s have a look at this Sydney case.   This man was in hotel quarantine in Victoria and tested positive, but was released, and has tested positive in the community in Sydney now. How…

Transcript – Sunrise interview with Samantha Armytage

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus cases in Victoria; Lockdown in 36 Suburbs in Melbourne; Mandatory testing.   SAMANTHA ARMYTAGE: Residents in 36 suburbs across Melbourne went into lockdown overnight as the state recorded its fifth straight day of more than 40 new cases of coronavirus.   The restrictions came into force at midnight, and residents in…

Transcript – 730 Report interview with Leigh Sales

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 cases in Victoria; usage of masks to combat COVID-19;   LEIGH SALES: Thanks for your time today Minister.   GREG HUNT: It’s a pleasure.   LEIGH SALES: Are the growing numbers in Victoria the result of more testing or something else?   GREG HUNT: The best advice that I have is…

$19 million for Artificial Intelligence health research projects

The Morrison Government is investing $19 million in transformative medical research projects using game-changing applied artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, to improve the ways we prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of health conditions.   The Government is providing more than $8 million for two projects that will use AI to improve mental health treatments…

Prescription Nicotine Based Vaping

Australia’s medical experts, including the AHPPC, have warned of the health dangers of e-cigarettes.   This is consistent with the existing ban in all states and territories on the sale of e-cigarettes containing vaporiser nicotine.   Smoking rates in Australia have declined significantly over the past two decades, from 22.3 per cent in 2001 to…

$21.8 million for neurological disorders research

The Morrison Government is investing $21.8 million in vital research that could mean major breakthroughs in treating a range of neurological disorders, including early Alzheimer’s disease, autism and encephalitis.   This research could change lives. It could save lives.   Neurological disorders are becoming increasingly prevalent in Australia. They account for a third of all…

Transcript – Press Conference – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Federal Government commitment of $35 million to rare cancers, rare diseases medical research; spike in COVID cases in Victoria; COVID advice to multicultural communities; testing clinics; hotel quarantine..   DR SHELLEY DOLAN: Good morning everybody. My name is Dr Shelley Dolan, and I am very, very privileged to be the Chief Executive…