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Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.

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  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    The Morrison Government has appointed a team of experts to provide independent advice on the development of the Primary Health Care 10-Year Plan.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    The Morrison Government is taking national action to tackle osteoporosis, a chronic condition where bones become brittle, leading to a higher risk of breaks than in normal bones.

  • Portrait of Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

    Golfer Hannah Green has won the prestigious Outstanding Woman in Sport Award at the Australian Women’s Health Women in Sport Awards  tonight in Sydney.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    Read Minister Hunt's address to Medicines Australia's PharmAus 2019. Minister Hunt talks about the Australian Government's medicines listings record, and the importance of medical research.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    A package of education and awareness measures designed to reduce rates of stillbirth, will soon be available for health professionals and pregnant women across Australia.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    The Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, and the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Richard Colbeck, have paid tribute to the Honourable Richard Tracey AM RFD QC, who passed away on Friday, 11 October.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    Cutting edge researchers and entrepreneurs can receive up to $1 million from the Morrison Government to develop their breakthrough medical devices to improve patient care.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Cathy Van Extel on ABC Radio to mark World Mental Health Day. Minister Hunt also comments on Australia's moves to combat antimicrobial resistance, and the debate about voluntary assisted dying.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    National headspace Day draws our attention to the important issue of young Australians' mental health.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    The Australian Government is investing $3 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to examine the benefits of medicinal cannabis for pain, symptom and side effect management for cancer patients.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    Read the transcript of Minister Hunt talking at the Olivia Newton John Wellness Walk about cancer research. Minister Hunt announces $3 million from the Medical Research Future Fund for research into treatment with medicinal cannabis for cancer patients.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    The Australian Government is investing $8 million in world-class clinical trials focusing on conditions affecting the heart, preterm baby lungs, the brain, infection control and dementia.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    This is the next step in the $150 million Stem Cell Therapies Mission, helping world-class Australian researchers further investigate new medical treatments for many chronic and inherited diseases.

  • Portrait of Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

    On International Day of Older Persons, Minister Colbeck pays tribute to our elders and acknowledges the value of their experience, knowledge and contribution to our communities.

  • Portrait of Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

    New community swimming grants will help more people to enjoy this great Aussie pastime, no matter what their background, ability, or age.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a reminder for us all that early detection of breast cancer is the best chance of survival.

  • Portrait of Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

    The Australian Government is delivering ongoing funding for up to 150 high needs rural aged care beds with $5 million available in the round.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    The Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister Hunt have announced new PBS listings for life-saving and life-changing medicines, benefiting more than 500,000 Australians.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with David Koch on Channel 7's Sunrise. The Minister talks about changes to the PBS to give more than half a million Australians cheaper access to medicines.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    Read the transcript of Minister Hunt talking at the Kids' Cancer Project about the Australian Government's investment into childhood brain cancer research. Minister Hunt also answers questions about the ACT Government's new cannabis legislation.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    The Morrison Government has launched the annual Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day, along with an additional $7 million in research funding, to help support children and their families living with the devastating disease.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    The Australian Government welcomes the release the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2018 report.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    Patients with intestinal failure associated with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS), and those suffering spasticity in the upper limbs, will soon have access to greater medicinal support, thanks to new and amended listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) coming into effect on October 1.

  • A new state of the art medical training centre that opened today in Toowoomba will provide a facility for the next generation of nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and midwives to hone their skills.

  • The new Australian and New Zealand Paired Kidney Exchange (ANZKX) Program is a Trans-Tasman partnership that aims to improve the lives of Australians and New Zealanders by increasing access to life-saving kidney transplants.

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