Transcript – Sunrise interview with Samantha Armytage

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus cases in Victoria; Lockdown in 36 Suburbs in Melbourne; Mandatory testing.   SAMANTHA ARMYTAGE: Residents in 36 suburbs across Melbourne went into lockdown overnight as the state recorded its fifth straight day of more than 40 new cases of coronavirus.   The restrictions came into force at midnight, and residents in…

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Transcript – Press Conference – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Federal Government commitment of $35 million to rare cancers, rare diseases medical research; spike in COVID cases in Victoria; COVID advice to multicultural communities; testing clinics; hotel quarantine..   DR SHELLEY DOLAN: Good morning everybody. My name is Dr Shelley Dolan, and I am very, very privileged to be the Chief Executive…

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Transcript – ABC Radio National Interview with Fran Kelly

E&OE…                       Topics: Infection spike in Victoria; potential for localised shutdowns; COVID-19 vaccine development; international borders.   FRAN KELLY: Greg Hunt, welcome to RN Breakfast.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, Fran.   FRAN KELLY: The Prime Minister wants the states to get back to business as usual. That’s despite the infection spike we’re seeing in…

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Today Show interview with Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 Update; Black Lives Matter Protest; COVID-19 Vaccines; $12 million for research to improve treatment of cardiovascular disease and stroke patients.   KARL STEFANOVIC: Well Victoria recorded its biggest increase of coronavirus cases in over a month; 21 new cases recorded in the state yesterday, six of which are believed to have…

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Transcript – ABC Insiders interview with David Speers

E&OE… Topics: Coronavirus update; BLM protests; Indigenous infant mortality rates; Indigenous health research announcement; New Zealand approach to COVID-19; The COVIDSafe app; Opening international borders; Australia’s preparedness for a second wave; Efforts to produce a COVID-19 vaccine. DAVID SPEERS: Minister, welcome to the program. GREG HUNT: Morning, David. DAVID SPEERS: Let’s just start on this…

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Transcript – Doorstop – Queanbeyan

E&OE… Topics: Mental Health Funding, Coronavirus Update; Quarantine restrictions; MPs returning to Canberra who participated in BLM protests; Jobkeeper and Jobseeker; New Zealand restrictions; Mental health sessions Medicare subsidised cap. GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to announce an additional $24 million for both an expansion of headspace services in terms of increasing the capacity of 44…

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Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: New funding for cardiovascular projects; Coronavirus update; Black Lives Matter protests; A second wave; The Lancet paper on hydroxychloroquine.   GREG HUNT: Over the last few months, Australians have done an extraordinary job in saving lives and protecting lives.   They’ve done that by respecting each other, respecting distance, taking the difficult…

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Transcript – Sky News interview with Kieran Gilbert

E&OE…                       Topics: Vaccine and treatment; Hydroxychloroquine; Potential outbreaks; Easing of restrictions; Queensland Health, World Health Organisation.   KIERAN GILBERT: Health Minister Greg Hunt, thanks so much for your time. Can we start by getting you to explain to our viewers this latest instalment in terms of government support for, not just the vaccine, but…

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