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The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health and Aged Care
The Australian Government is securing an additional vaccine workforce and working to deliver essential training to everyone who will administer the vaccinations.
Young people in Batemans Bay and surrounds will now have easier access to mental health services with the opening of a new headspace centre today.
Two new medical research centres will be funded by the Australian Government to produce rapid improvements in preventing, treating and curing diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and their complications.
Read the transcript of a press conference with Minister Hunt about $38 million for diabetes and cardiovascular research, International and domestic COVID vaccination update; Vaccine rollout - open call for general practice vaccinations next week; Emerging strains posing risk to vaccine development.
Breast care nurses epitomise what it is to be a national hero and it is with great privilege the Australian Government is able to continue supporting The McGrath Foundation’s breast care nurses with a $3 million investment in 2021.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Stan Grant on the 7.30 Report about Vaccine roadmap, consideration to mandating mandatory vaccination, vaccine effectiveness, herd immunity and the UK strain.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Mark Levy on 2GB about COVID-19 vaccine, vaccination rollout timeline and international travel.
By mid-2021, volunteers aged between 18 and 75 years will be recruited for an accelerated clinical trial of two ‘next generation’ vaccines against COVID-19, developed by researchers at the University of Melbourne.
Read the transcript of a press conference with Minister Hunt about additions to PBS, COVID vaccines, pre-flight testing, hotel quarantine systems and update on new strains.
Critical new medicines have been listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), including to fight one of the most common blood cancers.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Ross Stevenson on 3AW about COVID vaccine distribution announcement; March rollout; University of Queensland COVID vaccine; Priority groups.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with David Campbell on the Today Show about COVID vaccine distribution announcement; Distribution to remote communities; Emergency rollout before March; Positive healthcare worker who transported aged care resident.
Contracts have been signed with companies to partner with the Australian Government to safely distribute COVID-19 vaccines to all Australians from March next year.
The Australian Government is providing more than $100 million for regional, rural and remote pharmacies to better support their communities through an expansion to a critical regional pharmacy program.
The Australian Government is responding to the independent regulatory decision of the TGA today with a range of measures to support the cessation of smoking, and to help prevent teenagers taking up pathways to smoking.
The Australian Government has released the findings of the independent review into COVID-19 outbreaks at two Victorian aged care facilities: Heritage Care’s Epping Gardens and St Basil’s Home for the Aged.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Northern beaches cluster, Commonwealth assistance, Bringing vaccine rollout forward, Crosby Textor survey, Border closures, Sydney quarantine, checkpoints and National cabinet.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Belinda Russell and David Campbell on the Today Show about Northern beaches COVID-19 cluster, Testing and contact tracing, Mental health support and TGA vaccine assessments.
The Australian Government’s ongoing reforms to private health insurance have resulted in the lowest annual average premium change for consumers since 2001 – 2.74 per cent.
A significant lung cancer treatment option that costs approximately $88,000 a year will soon be available for as little as $6.60 per script, thanks to its expanded listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Read the transcript of a press conference with Minister Hunt about NSW COVID-19 Outbreak, Commonwealth assistance, Aged care support, Borders and the Quarantine of flight crews.
The Australian Government is continuing its support for world leading medical research by contributing an additional $172.5 million to supplement the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) in 2021-22.