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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