Good morning, early birds. The Morrison government will reportedly extend Medicare-subsidised telehealth sessions for an extra six months, and national cabinet members will be asked to expand their hotel quarantine capacities to help lift the number of stranded Australians allowed home each week from 4000 to nearly 6000. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
To help women safely access abortion services via telehealth, the government would need only to keep doing what services say it has been for decades: nothing.
Telehealth is changing the way doctors care for their patients. And while it'll never replace face-to-face consultations entirely, it's still an incredibly useful tool.
By the time the coronavirus lockdown is over, telehealth services will be well and truly embedded in our health care system. And that might not be such a bad thing.