Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
Australians continue to visit their GPs without having to pay a cent, with the latest Medicare data showing 86 out of 100 visits to the GP were bulk-billed for the 2019 calendar year.
Australian women will soon have access to a new form of contraceptive with the Australian Government a new listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Increasing access to allied health services such as physiotherapy, pharmacy, psychology and podiatry is vital to improving health outcomes for Australians living outside the major cities.
Read the transcript of Minister Coulton speaking at the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) Summit in Canberra.
Australians with an intellectual disability will soon receive greater support, thanks to a Australian Government $6.5 million investment in the Primary Care Enhancement Program.
The Australian Government will provide up to $3.3 million for activities to implement the first National Strategic Action Plan for Rare Diseases, which was launched today.
The lives of 1,683 Australians were saved last year by organ transplants made possible through the generosity of 787 organ donors, data released today by the Organ and Tissue Authority shows.
Read the transcript of a press conference with Minister Hunt and Professor Brendan Murphy, Chief Medical Officer, and about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Applications have opened for the Australian Government’s $2 million grant opportunity to support research into development of a vaccine to protect against novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's press conference with the Prime Minister, Treasurer and Chief Medical Officer about coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Australian Government is providing $900,000 to Family Drug Support Australia so it can continue providing a free 24-hour support line for families dealing with drug issues.
A joint media release with the Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education; the Hon. James Merlino MP, Victorian Minister for Education, Deputy Premier of Victoria; and Professor Brendan Murphy, Australian Chief Medical Officer.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt and the Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education; the Hon. James Merlino MP, Victorian Minister for Education, Deputy Premier of Victoria; and Professor Brendan Murphy, Australian Chief Medical Officer speaking about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Australians with non-small cell and small cell lung cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will benefit from new and expanded treatment options on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 March 2020.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt, Northern Territory Health Minister, Natasha Fyles and Professor Brendan Murphy, Australian Government Chief Medical Officer speaking about novel coronavirus in Darwin on 18 February 2020.