Media Releases and Communiques

This section of the site lists Australian Health Ministers’ Conference media releases and communiques. All Australian Government, State, Territory and New Zealand Ministers with direct responsibility for health matters, including the Australian Government Minister for Veterans' Affairs are Members of AHMC. The Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC) charter is to provide effective and efficient support to the Australian Health Ministers' Conference (AHMC).

Page last updated: 22 September 2009

Date: 07/10/2016
Title: COAG Health Council Communique - 7 October 2016

Description:
The Federal and state and territory Health Ministers met in Canberra at the COAG Health Council to discuss a range of national health issues. The meeting was chaired by the Victorian Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy.

Date: 07/08/2015
Title: COAG Health Council Communique - 7 August 2015

Description:
The Federal and State and Territory Health Ministers met in Darwin today at the COAG Health Council to discuss a range of national health issues. The meeting was chaired by Jack Snelling, Minister for Health, South Australia.

Date: 17/04/2015
Title: COAG Health Council Communique - 17 April 2015

Description:
The Federal and State and Territory Health Ministers met in Sydney at the COAG Health Council to discuss a range of national health issues.

Date: 11/04/2014
Title: Standing Council on Health Communique - 11 April 2014

Description:
Australian Health Ministers met in Brisbane for a meeting of the Standing Council on Health (SCoH).

Date: 08/11/2013
Title: Standing Council on Health Communique - 8 November 2013

Description:
Australian Health Ministers met in Launceston today for a meeting of the Standing Council on Health (SCoH). The meeting was chaired by Michelle O’Byrne, Tasmanian Minister for Health.

Date: 10/08/2012
Title: Standing Council on Health Communique - 10 August 2012

Description:
Australian Health Ministers met in Sydney on 10 August for a meeting of the Standing Council on Health. The meeting was chaired by Dr Kim Hames, WA Minister for Health.

Date: 27/04/2012
Title: Standing Council on Health - Communique - 27 April 2012

Description:

Date: 27/04/2012
Title: Standing Council on Health - Health Workforce 2025

Description:

Date: 05/08/2011
Title: Australian Health Ministers’ Conference Communiqué

Description:
Australian Health Ministers completed a two day meeting of the Australian Health Ministers Conference in Darwin, chaired by WA Health Minister, Dr Kim Hames.

Date: 05/08/2011
Title: Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council Communiqué

Description:
Health Workforce Ministers meet in Darwin to discuss national health workforce issues.

Date: 07/06/2011
Title: Australian Health Ministers’ Conference Communique - 7 June 2011

Description:
Australian Health Ministers met in Melbourne on 7 June and reached in principle agreement on legislation to establish the National Health Performance Authority as the next stage of national health reform.

Date: 06/05/2011
Title: Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council Communiqué

Description:
Australian and New Zealand ministers responsible for the regulation of food and beverages met in Canberra today and decided on further actions to address the ongoing health concerns associated with formulated caffeinated energy drinks.

Date: 25/02/2011
Title: Ministerial Council On Drug Strategy

Description:
Ministers responsible for illegal and legal drugs met in Perth on 25 February to tackle some of the big issues facing governments and the community with regard to the harms caused by drugs and alcohol.

Date: 17/02/2011
Title: Australian Health Ministers’ Conference Communique

Description:
The Australian Health Ministers' Conference met in Hobart on 17 February.

Date: 17/02/2011
Title: Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council Communique

Description:
The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council met in Hobart on 17 February.

Date: 15/12/2010
Title: Ministerial Conference on Ageing Communiqué

Description:
Australian and New Zealand Ministers responsible for ageing met in Melbourne on 15 December to discuss health and ageing matters affecting older people.

Date: 12/11/2010
Title: Australian Health Ministers’ Conference Joint Communiqué

Description:
Australian Health Ministers met in Adelaide for the Australian Health Ministers Conference, chaired by The Hon John Hill, SA Minister for Health.

Date: 22/04/2010
Title: Australian Health Ministers’ Conference Joint Communiqué - 22 April 2010

Description:
Australian Health Ministers from the Commonwealth and all States and Territories met in Perth on 22 April 2010 and discussed a range of health issues including the groundbreaking national health reforms negotiated at COAG this week.

Date: 12/02/2010
Title: Australian Health Ministers’ Conference Communiqué - 12 February 2010

Description:
At the Australian Health Ministers’ Conference, all Ministers have committed to jointly plan through Health Workforce Australia for the quality clinical undergraduate training for all of our future health professionals.

Date: 13/11/2009
Title: National Breastfeeding Strategy endorsed and more progress on e-health and elective surgery

Description:
Health Ministers met in Adelaide on 13 November to discuss a range of issues including e-health, improving elective surgery performance, and strengthening accountability and performance reporting in the health system.

Date: 18/04/2008
Title: Australian Health Ministers’ Conference

Description:
Health ministers met in Melbourne on 18 April, with discussions ranging across mental health, obesity, national security, tobacco, solariums, and open disclosure.

Date: 07/12/2007
Title: Australian Health Ministers' Conference - Joint Communique

Description:
Australian Health Ministers met for the first time since the federal election at the Australian Health Ministers’ Conference held in Hobart on 7 December 2007.

Date: 28/07/2005
Title: Child Health and Wellbeing

Description:
Health Ministers and Community and Disability Services Ministers meeting in Alice Springs approved four specific initiatives proposed to improve child health and wellbeing.

Date: 28/07/2005
Title: Be Active Australia: A Framework for Health Sector Action for Physical Activity 2005 - 2010

Description:
The Australian Health Ministers' Conference in Alice Springs today endorsed the Be Active Australia: A Framework for Health Sector Action for Physical Activity which recognises the contribution of physical inactivity to the growing epidemic of avoidable chronic diseases in Australia.

Date: 04/08/1999
Title: One in four Aussie kids has asthma - Ministers agree on National Health Priority

Description:
Asthma is to become Australia's sixth National Health Priority Area - in recognition of the unacceptably high rates of the disease which now affects one in four Australian primary school children.

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