Australia’s third centre for innovation in regional health recognises Northern Queensland’s leadership in research based health care

Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre in North Queensland has become the third Centre for Innovation in Regional Health accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).   The Centre has demonstrated research excellence and leadership in research based clinical care and training, in addressing the region’s healthcare needs.   The Minister for Health,…

Transcript – Today Show interview with Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus; Coronavirus death in an aged care facility;   KARL STEFANOVIC: Well more now on the coronavirus crisis and the measures being put in place to stop the spread. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us again now. Greg, thank you for your time again this morning.   GREG HUNT: Good morning,…

Transcript – Press Conference – Parliament House – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update   GREG HUNT: I have the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, with me.   With regards to developments in relation to the spread of coronavirus around the world and our response locally, I can give the following update.   Globally, the numbers have increased to over 92,000, with over…

Transcript – Press Conference – Parliament House – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update   GREG HUNT: I have the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, with me.   With regards to developments in relation to the spread of coronavirus around the world and our response locally, I can give the following update.   Globally, the numbers have increased to over 92,000, with over…

Transcript – Sky News First Edition interview with Laura Jayes

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus   LAURA JAYES: Welcome back to First Edition. Returning to our top story – a Sydney doctor is among 40 people now infected with the coronavirus in Australia with two cases at least human to human transmission. The increase in cases has led to some panic buying in stores forcing Woolworths…

Increased restrictions for people who have travelled to Iran

Australia’s chief health protection body, the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, is urging anyone who has returned to Australia from Iran since 19 February 2020 to self-isolate at home and closely monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 until 14 days after they left Iran.   Iran reported its first COVID-19 case on 20 February 2020 and this grew…

Transcript – ABC News Breakfast with Madeleine Morris

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus Update; Legislative changes;   MADELEINE MORRIS: Let’s speak now to the federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, he joins us from Canberra. Good morning to you, Minister.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, Mads.   MADELEINE MORRIS: Lots to get through this morning, so let’s start with the first human-to-human transmission of that…

Update on COVID-19 in Australia – Community Transmission

Australia has seen its first community transmission of COVID-19. Bringing the total of confirmed cases to 33.   This case underlines the fact that Australia is not immune from COVID-19. COVID-19 represents a significant risk to Australia – and we continue to manage that risk based on the best and latest medical advice.   Our…

Update on COVID-19 in Australia

Australia now has a total of 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19, following three additional cases of people with direct links to Iran.   The latest confirmed case is in Tasmania, a 40 year old man who has recently returned from Iran.   This follows the first death of an Australian with COVID-19 infection early yesterday.…

Transcript – Press Conference – Parliament House – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 updates; travel bans;   GREG HUNT: Joined by the Chief Medical Officer (inaudible) update on coronavirus globally, nationally, and additional responses.   At the global level, the number of cases has now exceeded 88,000; that’s diagnosed. Obviously, we recognise that is the formal number, and that in parts of the world…