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Greg Hunt: Australian politician
Gregory Andrew Hunt is an Australian politician who has been Minister for Health since January 2017. He is a member of the Liberal Party and has served in the House of Representatives since November 2001, representing the Division of Flinders in Victoria. He has previously served as a parliamentary secretary in the Howard Government (2004–2007), Minister for the Environment (2013–2016), Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science (2016–2017), and Minister for Sport (2017).

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Greg Hunt's office hit with anti-mask vandalism

Vandals have stuck masks on Greg Hunt's office with the words "don't" and "won't".
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Greg Hunt says Black Lives Matter protests contributed to Melbourne coronavirus spike

Only four people tested positive to coronavirus after the 6 June Black Lives Matter demonstrations, but Greg Hunt still believes they had a role to play in the recent spike in Melbourne.
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Government rubbishes reports migrant communities weren't included in coronavirus response

Health Minister Greg Hunt has dismissed as "wrong" media reports that the federal government failed to properly consult multicultural groups.
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Watch: Greg Hunt gives COVID-19 update

Australia's Health Minister Greg Hunt is providing an update after a rise in COVID-19 cases in Victoria.
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Greg Hunt warns Melbourne COVID-19 spike has potential to cause second wave

Victoria has recorded double-digit growth in new coronavirus cases for the seventh day in a row.
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Australia's borders will be closed for a 'very significant' amount of time, Greg Hunt says

Greg Hunt says Australia is an "island sanctuary" and the borders will remain shut for a "very significant" amount of time.
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Australia won't be 'whole' until Indigenous gap is closed, says Greg Hunt

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced $35 million is being invested in 42 indigenous health projects.
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Indigenous health projects get $35m

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced $35 million is being invested in 42 indigenous health projects.
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Australian government says it can't promise complete coronavirus eradication

Health Minister Greg Hunt says while the number of new COVID-19 cases is low, he can't promise the virus can be eradicated as people return from overseas.
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'Take a chill pill': Andrew Forrest defends inviting Chinese consul-general to Greg Hunt press conference

Mining magnate Andrew Forrest has laughed off criticism for inviting the Chinese consul-general to speak at a government press conference in Melbourne.
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Australia reaches important virus milestone with community transmission nearing zero

Health Minister Greg Hunt has hailed an important milestone in the national battle against coronavirus, with just one new case of community transmission.
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Australia reaches important virus figure

Health Minister Greg Hunt has hailed an important milestone in the national battle against coronavirus, with just one new case of community transmission.
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Australia has a 'sustained and genuine' flattening of the coronavirus curve, Greg Hunt says

Health Minister Greg Hunt says Australia has "a sustained and genuine flattening of the curve" with COVID-19 infection rate increases below one per cent a day.
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We are flattening the curve, Greg Hunt

Health Minister Greg Hunt says Australia has "a sustained and genuine flattening of the curve" with COVID-19 infection rate increases below one per cent a day.
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Health minister praises Australians for spending Easter long weekend at home amid coronavirus restrictrions

Health Minister Greg Hunt has praised Australias for complying with requests to stay at home this Easter long weekend.
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Easter weekend could be 'most important' in fight to contain coronavirus

Australians are being urged to stay at home this Easter with Health Minister Greg Hunt warning the weekend could be the most important in the fight against the coronavirus.
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People who deliberately spread coronavirus to health workers face life in prison, government warns

Health Minister Greg Hunt has slammed reports of people abusing healthcare workers, warning people who deliberately try to spread coronavirus to them could face life in jail.
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Watch: The Health Minister to provide coronavirus update

The Health Minister Greg Hunt and the Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy will provide an update on the COVID-19 outbreak at 1.20pm (AEDT).
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Government announces Iran travel ban amid coronavirus outbreak

Australia's Health Minister Greg Hunt has issued a travel ban for foreigners coming to Australia from Iran.
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Watch: Coronavirus update

Health Minister, Greg Hunt, and Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, are speaking with an update on the coronavirus outbreak.
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Government lifts mainland China travel ban for year 11 and 12 students

Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced the mainland China travel ban will be lifted for year 11 and 12 students, except for those coming from the Hubei province.
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Travel ban lifted for year 11, 12 students

Health Minister Greg Hunt said the mainland Chinese travel ban for year 11 and 12 students has been lifted, apart from those in the Hubei province.
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'Potential operation' to rescue Australians stuck on cruise

Health Minister Greg Hunt said plans to rescue 200 Australians stuck on the Diamond Princess cruise amid the coronavirus would be finalised on Monday.
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Australian evacuees from China test negative for virus, but face 14-day quarantine

A total of 239 Australians evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan have been cleared of the coronavirus, with two remaining facing only a "minimal" chance that they have the virus, Australian Health..
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Doctors lobby on climate health risk

Health Minister Greg Hunt will be called on to protect children from climate change when doctors head to Parliament House on Monday.
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Opioid addiction meds to be free under PBS

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced that Buvidal, a medication that's used to treat opioid dependence, will be listed on the PBS from next month.
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Health Minister Greg Hunt denies alcohol plan watered down

The overdue National Alcohol Strategy has not been watered down by alcohol industry advocates, Health Minister Greg Hunt says.
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Pacific climate health on the agenda: Hunt

Australia will help ensure its regional neighbours have health policies and programs resilient to climate change, Health Minister Greg Hunt says.
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Greg Hunt sounds alarm on 'excessive' medical fees following Dr Charlie Teo debate

Health Minister Greg Hunt has intervened in a public spat within the medical community over the out-of-pocket costs of surgeries.
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Minister warns of 'excessive' medical fees

Health Minister Greg Hunt has intervened in a public spat within the medical community over the out-of-pocket costs of surgeries.
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Let's get alcohol strategy done: Hunt

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt says a national strategy to address the harm caused by alcohol will be released within the next four months.
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More work to do in mental health: minister

Australia's mental health system has been improved in the last three years but more work needs to be done, Health Minister Greg Hunt believes.
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Phone, online GP visits are minister's aim

Health Minister Greg Hunt has begun work on a 10-year plan he hopes will make phone and online doctor consultations available through Medicare.
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