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Brendan Murphy (doctor)

Australian Chief Medical Officer

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Brendan Murphy (doctor): Australian Chief Medical Officer
Brendan Murphy is an Australian public servant and nephrologist who served as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Australia from 4 October 2016 before beginning as the Secretary of the Department of Health on 13 July 2020. He became "the public face of Australia's fight against COVID-19" during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia.

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Health secretary Brendan Murphy rejects attack on government's handling of aged care during pandemic

Health Department secretary Brendan Murphy has rejected "very misleading" evidence to a royal commission criticising the federal government on aged care.
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Health secretary rejects aged care attack

Health Department secretary Brendan Murphy had rejected 'very misleading' evidence to a royal commission criticising the federal government on aged care.
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All travellers returning to Australia will be tested for coronavirus before and after quarantine

Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy announced Australia's new testing regime following a national cabinet meeting on Friday.
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Watch: COVID-19 update

The Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy is speaking live with a COVID-19 update at 2.30pm (AEST).
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Watch: The Prime Minister and Chief Medical Officer live

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy are speaking live, following warnings from the Finance Minister that a second wave of COVID-19 could cost..
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Mystery illness linked to coronavirus overseas is 'unlikely' to impact Australian children

Chief medical officer Brendan Murphy says the mystery illness - likened to Kawasaki disease - is extremely rare and unlikely to impact Australia.
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It's up to 'mobile, active adults' to keep coronavirus at bay, says CMO Brendan Murphy

Australia is in a privileged position to be one of few countries to "successfully suppress" COVID-19, but now is not the time to be complacent, the country's top medical professor warns.
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Authorities urge coronavirus caution as Australia's death toll rises to 95

Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy says while Australia's coronavirus cases remain low, caution is still needed before further relaxing of restrictions.
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Low virus numbers, caution still needed

Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy says while Australia's coronavirus cases remain low, caution is still needed before further relaxing of restrictions.
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CMO outlines first steps towards easing Australia's social distancing measures

Chief medical officer Brendan Murphy says lifting international travel bans would be the final step in a plan to ease Australia's coronavirus restrictions.
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Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy takes back Tasmanian medicos' party claims

The chief medical officer has walked away from claims medical staff went to an illegal party in Tasmania where a coronavirus cluster has shut hospitals.
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Police probing 'rumour' medical dinner party behind Tasmania virus cluster after Brendan Murphy's comments

Police are investigating rumours of a dinner party in northwest Tasmania, where a coronavirus cluster has shut hospitals.
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Dinner party could be behind Tasmania coronavirus cluster, Brendan Murphy says

Police are investigating rumours of a dinner party in northwest Tasmania, where a coronavirus cluster has shut hospitals.
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