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…

Transcript – Press Conference – Parliament House – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus update   GREG HUNT: Good afternoon I’m joined by Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy and we want to provide an update on the global and Australian developments in relation to the containment of coronavirus.   And I particularly want to start today by acknowledging the challenge and hardship of many…

Australia to host world leaders at Innovation Summit

Australia will host the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils’ (GFCC) Global Innovation Summit (the Summit) in Melbourne on 18 and 19 November 2020.   The Summit will bring together leaders and innovative thinkers from numerous countries, and across the business, industry, academia and government sectors.   Humanity, Technology and Health Frontiers will be the focus…

Transcript – Mix1049 interview with Katie Woolf

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus – Howard Springs, Darwin.   KATIE WOOLF: Now, more than 200 coronavirus evacuees landed in the Top End over the weekend. Joining us on the line to talk further about this and the plans or possible plans for further evacuees is the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt.   Good morning, Minister.…

Update on assisted departure of Australians from Hubei Province

Australian citizens and permanent residents aboard Australia’s second assisted departure flight out of Wuhan, China, will spend 14 days in quarantine in the Howard Springs Accommodation Facility on the outskirts of Darwin.   The flight is currently expected to arrive in Darwin on Saturday.   With the primary quarantine facility on Christmas Island now at…

Doorstop – Darwin

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus outbreak; Howard Springs facility;   NATASHA FYLES: Greg Hunt, the Federal Health Minister, of course; Brendan Murphy, our Chief Medical Officer, and Di Stevens who is the Acting Chief Health Officer (inaudible).   I’ll hand to Minister Hunt to make (inaudible) comments and then to Brendan, and then also to myself…

$5.5 million for international research collaboration in human health

The Morrison Government is investing $5.5 million in ten ground-breaking medical research projects aimed at improving outcomes in mental health, dementia, aged care, cerebral palsy, diabetes and many more life-changing conditions.   The Government’s funding contribution is part of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s commitment to international collaboration, and supports research grants awarded…

Australian confirmed cases of novel coronavirus on cruise vessel

Thirteen cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been confirmed in Australia – the latest being an eight-year-old boy from Wuhan in China.   Importantly, of the 13 patients, three have recovered from the virus, and the others are understood to be in a stable condition.   A further two Australians on board a cruise ship…