Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health and Aged Care portfolio.
An RMIT University research program aiming to minimise cardiac complications for patients receiving radiotherapy is one of ten projects funded through the $50 million National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Synergy Grant scheme this year.
The Gift of Life Baton has begun its journey across Australia, officially beginning the countdown to the World Transplant Games to be held in Perth next year.
To mark the start of National Skin Cancer Action Week, the Australian Government has announced a multi-million-dollar skin cancer prevention campaign – Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide.
First Nations Australians living with disability are accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in greater numbers, according to new data.
The Australian Labor Government has taken significant steps to ensure Australians will no longer be charged excessive administrative and management costs as part of their Home Care Packages.
Read the transcript of the radio interview with Minister Butler and Neil Mitchell on COVID-19; GP shortages; the Alfred Hospital.
The Federal Government has begun a nationwide survey of antimicrobial resistance in Australia’s food supply to protect Australians against the threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Australia’s Minister for Sport, Anika Wells, will ensure our region has a strong voice at the upcoming World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) meetings in Montreal.
The Australian Government is investing in the future capacity of Australian health and medical research with more than $7 million to support the research training of 62 outstanding graduates.
As flooding continues to cause significant damage and disruption across the east coast, the Australian Government is providing an extra $9.7 million to impacted communities to boost mental health supports and respond to the public health risks posed by mosquito borne diseases.
Read the transcript of Minister Butler's press conference on COVID; Pfizer Comirnaty Bivalent Original/Omicron BA.1 vaccine; port protests.
The Australian Government has accepted a recommendation from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) on the use of the Pfizer Comirnaty Bivalent Original/Omicron BA.1 vaccine as a third and fourth dose in people aged 18 years and older.
The Australian Government has invested $25.2 million to establish and run the National Nurse and Midwife Health Service to provide peer-to-peer support and referrals.
Read the transcript of Minister Butler's press conference on Omnipod DASH subsidy; NSW pharmacist prescribing; Strengthening Medicare Taskforce; scope of practice.
The Albanese Government is changing the lives for the 130,000 Australians living with type 1 diabetes by subsidising access to the next generation of Omnipod insulin pumps from December 1.
Applications are open today for grants for community-based initiatives aimed at boosting organ and tissue donation registration among young Australians in 2023.
A doctor or nurse practitioner who lives and works in the most remote parts of Australia will have their HELP debt wiped under legislation being introduced by the Australian Government today.
Read the transcript of Assistant Minister Kearney's press conference, joined by Shadow Minister for Health Anne Ruston, on endometriosis and pelvic pain clinics, IUD insertion, and the Medibank data breach.
The nation’s first Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Clinics are one step closer, as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to supporting the management of endometriosis, pelvic pain and women’s reproductive health.
The Australian Government is committed to ensuring the safety of those at risk of Monkeypox (MPX) and has been working closely with states, territories and key stakeholders to ensure a coordinated national response.