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