Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
Minister for Sport, Richard Colbeck, has welcomed the release of the FIFA Women’s World Cup (FWWC) 2023 match schedule saying it puts our two sport-loving nations in the spotlight.
The Australian Government is marking World AIDS Day by announcing over $50 million in new funding to extend access to HIV treatment in Australia.
A new funding agreement that increases total program funding from $52.6 million to $151.1 million over four years will significantly expand the National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACAP) to support greater choice and quality safeguards for senior Australians.
The number of people waiting to receive a home care package continues to decrease as the Australian Government ensures more senior Australians can live at home for longer.
Read the transcript of Minister Greg Hunt, Minister Karen Andrews and Professor Paul Kelly at the Press Conference in Canberra, on 30 November 2021, on Omicron, boosters and border closures.
Australian health practitioners will be better able to care for patients and their children experiencing violence and abuse under new guidelines being released today.
The Australian Government is investing more than $37 million for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) diagnostic services to increase access and reduce waiting times, as well as launching a new National Awareness Campaign for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Women.
Read the transcript of Minister Gillespie's interview at the ABC Afternoon Briefing on 29 November 2021 on Omicron.
Read the transcript of Minister Gillespie's interview with Chris Kenny, from The Kenny Report, on 29 November 2021.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Leon Byner from FiveAA Mornings on 29 November 2021, on Omicron, Venetoclax, Australia COVID-19 vaccination program.
Rea the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Jim Wilson, from 2GB Drive, on 29 November 2021, on COVID vaccines, Dementia Roadmap and bulk-billing in Australia
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Melbourne on 28 November 2021 on acute myeloid leukaemia treatment -Venetoclax and the COVID-19 Omicron variant.
From 1 December 2021, Australians with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) will have access to a new treatment option on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt and Professor Paul Kelly at the Press Conference in Canberra, on 27 November 2021, on the new COVID-19 variant and vaccine booster program.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Canberra on 27 November 2021 on additional border security measures to protect Australians from the new ‘Omicron’ COVID-19 variant
On the basis of medical advice provided by the Chief Medical Officer of Australia, Professor Paul Kelly, the Australian Government will implement additional border security measures as a precaution to protect Australians from the new Omicron variant of concern.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Canberra on 27 November 2021 on the Omicron variant, travel restrictions and COVID-19 vaccination.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Sydney on 26 November 2021 on Update on COVID booster shots, new South African COVID variant and increased funding for Mental Health during COVID.
The Australian Government welcomes the release of the Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act (1997) – a vital overview of Australia’s age care system.
The Australian Government is reducing the claim threshold of the no fault COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme to enable more people access to compensation for costs associated with a vaccine injury.
Seventeen prominent Australians will provide expert advice on aged care issues and the implementation of the Australian Government’s $17.7 billion reform agenda in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Neil Breen from 4BC Breakfast, on 24 November 2021, on Asymptomatic testing in Australia.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with David Koch and Natalie Barr from Sunrise, on 24 November 2021, on travellers entering Queensland without having to pay for a PCR COVID test.
The Australian Government is extending the COVID-19 measures it has introduced to protect remote communities in the Northern Territory facing current outbreaks.