Transcript – Interview with Peter Stefanovic – SKY News

PETER STEFANOVIC: Joining us live now Greg Minister, the Minister– Greg Minister Greg Hunt, the Minister for Health and Aged Care. Minister, good to see you. Thanks for joining us this morning. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Pete. PETER STEFANOVIC: So, enquiry on enquiry has taken place before, we all know that. The shocking claims aren’t…

Transcript – Doorstop – Sydney

GREG HUNT: Good afternoon everyone. I’m pleased to be able to give you an update on progress in relation to COVID-19 in Australia. In particular, I’m very pleased to be able to announce another 135,000 Pfizer vaccines have arrived in Australia and are being made available to the Commonwealth. We thank the company for their…

Extension of the human biosecurity emergency period

The human biosecurity emergency period under the Biosecurity Act 2015, which has been in place since 17 March 2020 will be extended by an additional three months until 17 June 2021. The Governor General has today declared the extension of the human biosecurity emergency period, which will ensure the Australian Government has the powers to…

Respect, Care and Dignity – Aged Care Royal Commission $452 million immediate response as Government commits to historic reform to deliver Respect and Care for Senior Australians

The Australian Government welcomes the Final Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which has today been tabled in Parliament, noting its significant and sweeping proposals for reform of the aged care sector. As a country it is important that we all acknowledge that we need to do more to ensure…

Expanding access to life changing medicines for thousands of Australians

Thousands of Australians with multiple sclerosis, asthma and diabetes will benefit from the listing or extension of several medications on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), bringing further support to patients and their families. From March 1, Zeposia® and Atecture Breezhaler® will be listed on the PBS for the first time, and Trulicity® will have its…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

GREG HUNT: Let me begin by saying I am delighted to announce that the first shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines has arrived in Australia. 300,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines touched down this morning. I understand they have been safely transported to the warehouse. Temperature checking is underway, but preliminary advice is that temperature has been maintained…

Transcript – Interview with Ray Hadley – 2GB

RAY HADLEY: I go straight from one Greg to another. This time, it’s the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Minister, good morning. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Ray. RAY HADLEY: Well, we’ll have a discussion now and I guess you’re greatly disappointed about what happened in Brisbane to start with, with those two people, 88 and…

$100 million for major advances in medical research technology

The Morrison Government is investing $100 million into the development of new technologies to improve diagnosis and treatment of stroke, epilepsy and lung disease, including COVID-19. The funding will be split across three research projects led by senior researchers at the University of Melbourne, the Australian Lung Health Initiative, and Florey Institute of Neuroscience and…