Transcript – 2GB interview with Mark Levy

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 vaccinations; Vaccination rollout timeline, International travel   MARK LEVY: Now, Australia’s rollout of the coronavirus vaccine could begin as early as the beginning of March instead of later in the month as originally planned. The vaccination program is expected to be finished by October.   I spoke to the Prime Minister,…

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Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 cases in NSW and VIC; Commonwealth investment in clinical trial programs.   GREG HUNT: Good afternoon everybody and thank you for joining us today.   Shortly before joining you, I spoke with the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, and he was very heartened in particular both by the level…

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Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…             Topics: Additions to PBS, COVID vaccines, pre-flight testing, hotel quarantine systems, update on new strains.     GREG HUNT: I want to thank Australians for their work and their contribution during what has been a different and, in some cases, difficult Christmas. But it’s been a safe Christmas, and that’s been immensely important.…

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Transcript – 3AW interview with Ross Stevenson

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID vaccine distribution announcement; March rollout; University of Queensland COVID vaccine; Priority groups.   ROSS STEVENSON: Well we know the United States, we know parts of Europe now have started distributing and giving out the COVID-19 vaccines.   Australia is going to happen in March, but today some significant news from the…

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Transcript – Today Show interview with David Campbell

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID vaccine distribution announcement; Distribution to remote communities; Emergency rollout before March; Positive healthcare worker who transported aged care resident.   DAVID CAMPBELL: There’s another milestone in Australia’s race for a coronavirus vaccine thing morning – the Federal Government revealing new details on exactly how the jab will be distributed across the…

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Transcript – 2GB interview with Chris Smith

E&OE…                       Topics: Northern beaches cluster; Commonwealth assistance; Bringing vaccine rollout forward; Crosby Textor survey; Border closures; Sydney quarantine and checkpoints; National cabinet.   CHRIS SMITH: The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, addressed the nation yesterday and his message was clear: stay on guard and follow the rules in the lead up to Christmas.   Now…

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Transcript – Today Show interview with Belinda Russell and David Campbell

E&OE…                       Topics: Northern beaches COVID-19 cluster; Testing and contact tracing; Mental health support; TGA vaccine assessments.   BELINDA RUSSELL: Holiday plans have been cancelled for Australians right across the country. State border closures are back as COVID rears its head in Sydney once again.   DAVID CAMPBELL: But despite the despair, Health Minister Greg…

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Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: NSW COVID-19 Outbreak; Commonwealth assistance; Aged care support; Borders; Quarantine of flight crews.   GREG HUNT: Thank you everyone for joining us today, and on behalf of the Australian Government I’d like to provide a COVID update, in particular with a focus on the national response to assist New South Wales in…

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Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Australian COVID-19 response; $311 million funding for research into dementia and aged care; trans-Tasman travel bubble; Federal Cabinet reshuffle;   GREG HUNT: We’ve had a wonderful partnership this year with the RACGP, our doctors, our nurses. They’ve kept Australians safe. They’ve embraced telehealth. Arguably, the largest transformation to Medicare since Medicare was…

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Transcript – Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Biosecurity Act emergency declaration; Cruise ship restrictions; Immunity passports; Domestic cruising; COVID-19 vaccine rollout; COVID-19 restrictions for Christmas; National drinking guidelines.   GREG HUNT: Zero cases of community transmission, reported by the National Incident Centre shortly before joining you.   And zero cases in ICU, zero cases on ventilation. But these hard-won…

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