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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Transcript – Doorstop – Sydney

E&OE…                       Topics: Acknowledgement of ResMed; Vaccines for COVID-19; Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine; Qantas; Vaccine rollout; NSW Premier;   GREG HUNT: Thanks to everybody joining us here today, in particular to Brett Sandercock, the CFO of ResMed, and to Alex Hawke, who’s not only the local member, but he’s been responsible for our overseas program as Minister,…

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Transcript – Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Blood donation drive; COVID outbreak in SA; ADF support; Moderna vaccine; US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq; 2021 Tokyo Olympics.   STEVEN ELDRIDGE: So, a big thank you for everyone coming here today. My name’s Steve Eldridge. I’m the Regional Director for Donor Services here at Australian Red Cross LifeBlood.   Today,…

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Transcript – Doorstop – Brisbane

E&OE… Topics: University of Queensland COVID-19 vaccine trials; Vaccine trials; Role of healthcare workers; International borders; Sugar Tax; Victorian Government announcement for an Institute of Infectious Diseases in Melbourne. DEBORAH TERRY: Minister Hunt, this is an opportunity for us to thank you very much for the Federal Government’s support for, obviously, UQ’s vaccine work, obviously…

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Transcript – 4BC interview with Neil Breen

E&OE… Topics: University of Queensland COVID-19 vaccine; Pfizer vaccine; Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine; Novavax vaccine; Vaccine rollout; Australian vaccination rates; Queensland/NSW border. NEIL BREEN: Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, arrived in Queensland overnight. He’s heading to the University of Queensland today to check on the process of its vaccine. It’s looking promising, with hopes it is…

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Transcript – Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE… Topics: Vaccine agreements and development; Manufacturing; Vaccine budget; Cold chain distribution network; Indemnity; Provisional determination and provisional approval; Private contracts; Expanding the Pfizer agreement; Expectation of an effective vaccination process being completed; Communications strategy; GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be here today at the Therapeutic Goods Administration to be joined by the head of…

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