Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
A media release about Minister Coulton's visit to the Bourke Health Service to inspect works that have been funded through the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program.
A joint release with Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, on the draft Roadmap for the Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission.
The current bushfire crisis that is impacting large parts of Australia has devastated individuals and communities. The Australian Government is taking action on this significant public health problem.
The Government acknowledges the recommendations of the ANAO performance audit into the Community Sport Infrastructure program and will take action, with Sport Australia, to address the report’s findings.
A joint release with the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister, and the Hon. Stuart Robert MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Minister for Government Services, announcing Government funding for immediate mental health services for fire affected communities.
A joint media release with Professor Paul Kelly, Acting Australian Government Chief Medical Officer, about the supply of P2 face masks and air quality.
A joint release with the Hon. Stuart Robert MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Minister for Government Services, announcing emergency changes to the PBS to ensure bushfire affected people have access to the medicines they need.
A joint media release with the Hon. Mark Coulton MP, Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, Assistant Trade and Investment Minister, about emergency protocols to expedite the process of getting GPs and allied health workers to bushfire-affected communities.
The Australian Government has, for the first time, deployed Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT) specialists in a domestic setting to provide medical support to people evacuated from bushfire-affected communities.
Australians living with advanced breast cancer now have access to an important new treatment option, with the Australian Government listing a life-changing new medicine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Close to half a million face masks from the National Medical Stockpile will assist frontline workers and those at risk in communities affected by the bushfires.
The Australian Government is significantly lowering the threshold for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Safety Net from 1 January 2020.
A new Medical Costs Transparency website will show Australian patients typical out-of-pocket costs for common treatments and procedures in the private system.
Regional, rural and remote communities and patients across Australia will benefit from changes that begin on 1 January 2020 that will support more doctors, allied health professionals, nurses and Aboriginal health practitioners to work in country areas.
Latest figures reveal a strong increase in the number of home care packages available to senior Australians as the Australian Government continues to deliver on its commitment to help the elderly stay in their homes longer.
With many families and friends spending time together over the Christmas and New Year break, they are encouraged to discuss their wishes around organ and tissue donation.
A media release from Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston MP, Acting Minister for Health, about $8.9 million for cancer research in Australia, through Cancer Australia’s Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme.
Senior Australians in areas of need will benefit from the availability of new government subsidised aged care places released as part of the 2020 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR).
A media release from Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston MP, Acting Minister for Health, about $7.5 million for research into the use of artificial intelligence in health care.