Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
Australian Government grants will support research into the best approaches to prevention, early intervention and treatment of Indigenous health issues.
The Australian Government’s reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable have delivered the lowest annual premium change in 19 years.
The Australian Government today successfully secured the passage of the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Bill 2019 which strengthens the independent oversight of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, from 1 January 2020.
A joint media release with The Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education about the release of the Independent Review of Nursing Education—Educating the Nurse of the Future.
The Australian Government is investing $5 million in a new funding round for research into the primary and secondary prevention of cancer, through the National Health and Medical Research Council’s partnership with the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD).
The Australian Government is investing $3 million through two organisations to improve community education and awareness about stillbirth.
Australians living with psoriasis, severe asthma and urea cycle disorder are set to experience significant financial relief, with breakthrough medicines to be added and expanded on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), on December 1.
The Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to immunisation education is protecting more children from infectious diseases, with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island childhood immunisation rates hitting a record high.
A joint media release with the Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, the Hon Mark Coulton MP, announcing $100 million to improve the health of Australians in rural, remote and regional areas through access to innovative clinical trials.
Read Minister Hunt's address at the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI) Dinner. Minister Hunt talks about the importance of medical research in Australia and 2 new grant rounds for suicide prevention and ovarian cancer.
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about HIV and AIDS.
The Australian Government is taking a further step towards reducing the number of lives lost to suicide in Australia, by providing $8 million to support research aimed at identifying effective approaches to suicide prevention.
More than one year on from the first ever National Action Plan for Endometriosis, the Australian Government is continuing to support women and girls with endometriosis.
A two-year education program will create incentives for allied health professionals to work in regional areas and better equip them with the skills they need for rural practice.
The Australian Government has taken another important step in its ‘Towards Zero’ suicide prevention goal, with phase two of the Black Dog Institute’s Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention (CRESP II) officially launched in Sydney today.
Australians living with non-small cell lung cancer and early stage acute lymphoblastic leukaemia will be able to access better treatment options with new listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) coming into effect on 1 December 2019.
Today marks the start of National Skin Cancer Action Week, a reminder to all Australians of the importance of staying protected in the sun.
The generosity of organ donors and their families that have enabled the lives of transplant recipients to be transformed is being recognised tomorrow during DonateLife Thank You Day.