Transcript – Sunrise interview with Sam Armytage

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria, People with symptoms not self-isolating and not self-isolating once they’ve been tested; aged care facility concerns.   SAM ARMYTAGE: Now as we’ve heard, there are some questions to be answered about why so many Victorians have not been self-isolating while they wait for COVID test results.   The…

Medical Research Future Fund now worth $20 billion

The Morrison Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) has reached maturity at $20 billion – an unprecedented investment that will provide ongoing sustainable funding for ground breaking health and medical research.   The MRFF is an ongoing research fund announced by our Government in the 2014-15 budget. The target was to grow the MRFF…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Victorian COVID-19 outbreak; Commonwealth support for Victoria; mandatory mask wearing; hotel quarantine; AHPPC advice; childcare changes. GREG HUNT: This has been the darkest winter for so many Australians, and yet there are real lights of hope. We know today’s numbers will be distressing for so many Australians because these are not just numbers,…

Support for aged care residents and aged care workers across Victoria

The Australian and Victorian Governments, in collaboration with representatives from the aged care sector, are today announcing additional measures to ensure aged care providers are equipped to minimise the spread of COVID-19 and can continue providing quality care.   Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Senator Richard Colbeck, and the Victorian Minister for Disability,…

$18.8 million to supercharge digital health technologies

The Morrison Government is investing $18.8 million to supercharge the discovery of better treatments for cancer, epilepsy, stroke, paralysis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, brain injuries, back pain and chronic middle ear disease. Under round three of our Government’s $45 million BioMedTech Horizons (BMTH) program, 21 very promising projects will receive funding to help unlock some of…

Review of the Australian Dietary Guidelines: living well for longer

The Australian Government will provide $2.5 million to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to review the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines. The review of the guidelines will ensure that Government dietary advice is based on the best and most recent scientific evidence about the types and amount of food we need to have…

Two million more face masks for Victorian aged care and disability workers

All aged care workers across Victoria will now be required to wear face masks. The precautionary measure, expanded state wide after consultation between Federal and State Governments, will provide extra confidence that vulnerable senior citizens will receive the highest level of protection against COVID-19. It applies to both residential care and home support care workers.…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus update; Aged care facilities; Sydney outbreak; COVIDSafe app; George Christensen; Social media rumours; Mask wearing; Genomics testing; Elimination strategy.   GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to everybody for joining us.   I want to give a brief summary of Australian Government support for the situation in New South Wales, and in…

Transcript – Today Show interview with Allison Langdon

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 Update; Aged care homes; Casula pub   ALLISON LANGDON: Well Australia has now passed a major milestone in the virus fight, and it’s not a good one.   10,000 cases and the death toll rising overnight.   Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now. Minister, thank you so much for…

ABC News Breakfast interview with Paul Kennedy

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus outbreak in Sydney pub; Aged care and coronavirus situation in Melbourne; Suppression vs elimination; COVIDSafe App.   PAUL KENNEDY: Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, joins us now from Melbourne. Minister, thanks your time. We appreciate you being available. A couple of quick ones.   GREG HUNT: Morning Paul.   PAUL KENNEDY:…