Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
The Australian Government will commission the delivery of the 2020 Australian Youth Development Index—a one-stop shop for information related to the most significant issues young Australians face.
Federal, state and territory health ministers have agreed to work in partnership to address the nationally critical issue of mental health. Ministers also agreed to work towards reforms in aged care, regulation in e-cigarettes, and the next national hospitals agreement.
The Australian Government is investing $22 million for CanTeen to continue delivering cancer services for young people, as CanTeen marks National Bandanna Day.
Three new members have been appointed to the National Mental Health Commission’s Advisory Board to further strengthen the Government’s focus on youth mental health and suicide prevention.
The Liberal National Government will establish a new satellite Headspace service in Sarina, to provide mental health services to young people in the region.
The Australian Government will contribute $6.1 million towards the establishment of a world-first residential recovery centre to help children and young people through the trauma of losing a loved one by homicide.
The Liberal National Government will invest $1.5 million in partnership with the Cardinia Shire Council to deliver greater access to better youth mental health services.
The Liberal National Government is investing $5 million for the redevelopment of the renowned Power House building at Albert Park Lake to enhance social cohesion with at risk youth and the disability sector.
The Liberal National Government invest almost half a billion dollars to make Victoria a centre for health, medical research and innovative cancer treatments.
The Liberal National Government is investing $3 million seed-funding into drug education not-for-profit Sideffect to support a national evidence-based online prevention program for delivery in schools across the country.
The Australian Government will invest $4.5 million over three years to support the mental health of young Australians in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
The Liberal National Government will establish a new satellite Headspace service in Esperance, to provide mental health services to young people in the region.
The Australian Government will provide $1.2 million to help hundreds of young Aboriginal people in Victoria to lead healthier lives, with a focus on nutrition, fitness, wellbeing and mental health.
The Liberal National Government will invest $4 million to improve vital health care and youth mental health services for Bellarine communities.
The Australian Government is providing unprecedented investment in mental health services for young Australians living on the Mornington Peninsula by establishing a new youth mental health hub in Rosebud.
The Australian Government will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease, which affects more than 65,000 Australians.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview with Matt Doran and Edwina Bartholomew on Sunrise regarding $47 million for headspace to support youth mental health.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview with Paul Kennedy on ABC News Breakfast regarding $47 million for headspace to support youth mental health.
The Liberal National Government will a invest a further $47 million to continue to support the mental wellbeing of young Australians through headspace with a new youth mental health ambassadors project and funding for its head office.