Minister Hunt's media
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Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Canberra on 27 October 2021 on TGA approves Pfizer booster shot roll out and vaccination shots prepared for 5-11 year olds.
The Australian Government is creating a one-stop-shop to make it easier for senior Australians and their families to connect to aged care services.
The next phase of the Australian Government’s vaccine communication campaign launches today, with the message ‘we’re almost there Australia’, reminding people that with increasing vaccinations we are able to return to a more normal, free life.
Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Canberra on 24 October 2021 on Vaccination rates, PR Campaign and climate change.
From 1 November 2021, people will be able to claim a Medicare rebate for five new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for new Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT) services provided within the existing IVF process.
The Australian Government is investing $40.5 million for a new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item to improve the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure).
The Australian Government is calling on the nation’s best and brightest mental health researchers, clinicians, implementation experts, and consumer and carer representatives to help inform the future of research in this vital area.
Seventeen multidisciplinary research teams will each receive $5 million in funding from the Australian Government to find solutions to major questions in human health that cannot be answered by individual investigators.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Jim Wilson from 2GB Drive on 21 October 2021 on vaccine milestone, WA vaccination rates, booster shots and international students.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Canberra on 20 October 2021 on the vaccination rollout, vaccine booster update, Stem Cell Mission grants, Booster program and net zero emissions policy.
The Australian Government is boosting Australian led stem cell research through $25 million in grants, to help find and develop innovative, safe and effective treatments for devastating diseases and injuries.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Stephen Cenatiempo from 2CC Breakfast on 19 October 2021 on COVID-19 treatments and COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
From today, a new Head to Health pop up clinic will open its doors providing additional mental health support for Canberra residents who have been substantially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Canberra on 17 October 2021 on the new COVID-19 treatments, vaccination update, Doherty modelling, border restrictions and Environment.
The Australian Government has secured access to two additional COVID-19 treatments to support the National Plan to Transition Australia’s COVID-19 response, following expert medical advice.
Australians aged between 71-79 years will continue to be able to receive a free Zostavax® shingles vaccine, with the Morrison Government extending the program for another two years to 31 October 2023.
The Morrison Government is providing $400,000 to fund an extension of the highly regarded Red Nose Hospital to Home Program for a further six months, which provides intensive support to grieving families following the loss of a baby.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Canberra on 14 October 2021 on the Pfizer application to provide the vaccine to 5 to 11 year olds, $30 million grant announcement and Indigenous vaccine rates.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon from The Today Show on 14 October 2021 on Pfizer for children, booster shots and QLD travel exemption.
The Australian Government is investing up to $30 million in health and medical research to help bring ground-breaking discoveries to fruition.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Scott Emerson from 4BC Drive on 13 October 2021 on the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for kids, QLD travel exemptions and emissions reduction.