Transcript – Sky News First Edition interview with Peter Stefanovic

E&OE…                       Topics: AstraZeneca vaccine; COVID-19 vaccine rollout;   PETER STEFANOVIC: Well, let’s go to Melbourne now. Joining us live is the Health Minister, Greg Hunt. Minister, good to see you. Thanks for joining us this morning.   First of all, your reaction to this news overnight? A lot of European nations given the go…

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 cases and vaccination rollout in Australia     GREG HUNT: Hello everybody. I’m joined by Professor Michael Kidd, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, and we’re providing a brief update in relation to COVID-19 cases and vaccine rollout in Australia.   So, very briefly, I’m pleased to be able to report that…

Transcript – ABC AM interview with Sabra Lane

E&OE…                       Topics: Phase 1B of the vaccine rollout, Securing vaccines for PNG.   SABRA LANE:         Medical experts say, the Federal Government has serious questions to answer over the launch of the COVID vaccine booking system. Doctors were swamped with inquiries when the system went live yesterday, with many members of the public describing it…

Transcript – 2GB interview with Jim Wilson

E&OE…                       Topics: vaccine rollout, COVID-19 outbreak in PNG   JIM WILSON: Big news today. Six million Australians can now book in and get their COVID vaccine from Monday. GP clinics around the country will be able to offer the job to any eligible person, that’s people who meets the criteria of Phase 1B on…

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

E&OE… Topics: Vaccination rollout in Australia; Phase 1B beginning on 22 March. GREG HUNT: Good afternoon everybody. I’m pleased to be joined by Professor Brendan Murphy. This is the first of our regular updates. He joined the Prime Minister for an update on Sunday, along with obviously Professor John Skerritt, who is the Head of…

Transcript – Interview with Neil Mitchell – 3AW

E&OE… Topics: booking appointments to receive COVID vaccine; Papua New Guinea conflict. NEIL MITCHELL: I’ve mentioned earlier we talked about the availability of the vaccine, the list of GP clinics. The Federal Government runs and coordinates it – they provide the vaccinations; they contract the clinics. The State Government is saying it’s their responsibility if…

General Practices join the Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine rollout

More than 1,000 general practices will join the COVID-19 vaccination program from next week further strengthening the Commonwealths capacity, and ensuring an efficient and equitable distribution of vaccines across the country. Services will come online from 22 March and progressively increase in number to more than 4,000 by the end of April – as part…

General Practices join the Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine rollout

More than 1,000 general practices will join the COVID-19 vaccination program from next week further strengthening the Commonwealths capacity, and ensuring an efficient and equitable distribution of vaccines across the country. Services will come online from 22 March and progressively increase in number to more than 4,000 by the end of April – as part…

$10 million for National Mental Health Research Centre

A national network of leading mental health researchers will work with more than 2000 people living with mental illness to deliver better models of mental health care across Australia, thanks to the Morrison Government. Funded by $10 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Special Initiative in Mental Health, the new national centre,…

Media Statement

Earlier today I was discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for cellulitis of my upper right leg and accompanying fever. I want to thank the extraordinary staff at both St Vincent’s Public and Private Hospitals in Sydney who took care of me during my stay. I particularly want to thank the nurses Paru, Neave, Sushma,…