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 – 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…

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…

Ground breaking partnership delivers 10 million COVID-19 tests and equipment

In a ground breaking and critically important partnership between the Australian Government, Minderoo Foundation and private pathology providers, Australia has secured an additional 10 million COVID-19 test kits and pathology equipment to be installed across the country.   Over 500,000 COVID-19 tests have been completed to date. The addition of 10 million tests across the…

Transcript – Doorstop – Rosebud, Victoria

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; Rosebud respiratory clinic and other testing clinics; COVIDSafe app; Biosecurity act; Elective surgery – Private hospitals breaking rules; Independent inquiry into Coronavirus; Easing of restrictions; COVIDSafe app hoaxes; Clive Palmer/hydroxychloroquine; Mike Kelly retirement.   GREG HUNT: Welcome everybody to Rosebud and the Rosebud respiratory clinic, which we’re opening today. I’m…