International Nurses Day 2020

The tireless work of Australia’s nurses – particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic – have been recognised by the Federal Government as part of International Nurses Day. Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, said the virus emergency had created challenges for many, none were tougher than for our world-class health professionals working on the frontline. Today, 12…

Transcript – Sky News Sunday Agenda Interview with Kieran Gilber

E&OE… Topics: WHO; progress in suppressing the coronavirus in Australia; the Government’s roadmap to recovery. KIERAN GILBERT: Let’s go live to the Minister this morning. Greg Hunt joins us. Minister, thanks very much for your time. You were quite blunt to the World Health Organization in terms of your difference, the Government’s difference of opinion…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Mental health support for front line health workers; Nursing scholarships announcement; General COVID-19 update; Government’s mental health pandemic plan; Social restrictions; Mother’s Day; Antibody testing.   GREG HUNT: Welcome everybody and I’m delighted to be here at Monash University at the school of nursing.   In particular, I’m joined by the Dean…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Convalescent plasma announcement; COVID-19 update; COVIDSafe app; National Cabinet; Melbourne meatworks investigation; Strathfield Council; New Zealand/coronavirus reporting.   GREG HUNT: Thanks everyone. Welcome to the Lifeblood centre here in Frankston. It’s where they collect blood and plasma for the benefit of all Australians.   As part of that, I’m delighted to be…

Campaign to combat domestic violence during COVID-19 crisis

The Morrison Government is rolling out extra measures to ensure people experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence know where to get help during the coronavirus pandemic.   The Help is Here campaign will include advertising across television, digital, social media, radio, magazines and newspapers as well as in shopping centres, hospitals and GP surgeries.  …

headspace Hastings opens

One week after its sister site opened in Rosebud, headspace Hastings is now open for the community.   Co-located at the Atticus Regional Medicentre, headspace Hastings is a new service that complements its parent headspace centre in Dandenong, to provide early intervention mental health support and assistance for young people experiencing complex mental health issues…

$67 million for personalised treatments for every child with cancer

The Australian Government, together with the Minderoo Foundation, will provide an additional $67 million to ensure every child in Australia with cancer will have access to life saving treatment.   This joint investment through the Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and the Minderoo Foundation, Chaired by Dr Andrew Forrest, will extend and expand the…