Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
Hundreds of aged care workers in bushfire-affected communities have been recognised for their tireless efforts to keep our oldest and most vulnerable Australians safe.
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.
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.
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).
Acting Minister for Health, the Hon. Alan Tudge MP, and Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Senator Richard Colbeck have announced the Australian Government is investing $22 million in research into aged care and better outcomes for older Australians,.
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.
The Australian Government supports all 23 recommendations made by the report of Inquiry into Events at Earle Haven, which was produced by Ms Kate Carnell AO and released today.
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 has responded immediately to the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, achieving a united agreement from Australia's health ministers to deliver better services and care.
A media release from the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, and the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Richard Colbeck, about the Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
The Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, and the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Richard Colbeck, have paid tribute to the Honourable Richard Tracey AM RFD QC, who passed away on Friday, 11 October.
On International Day of Older Persons, Minister Colbeck pays tribute to our elders and acknowledges the value of their experience, knowledge and contribution to our communities.
The Australian Government is investing more than $6.6 million in four research projects that seek to answer important public health questions.
The Australian Government is delivering $150 million over 3 years to enable more senior Australians to access entry-level home support.