Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
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 Morrison Government is taking national action to tackle osteoporosis, a chronic condition where bones become brittle, leading to a higher risk of breaks than in normal bones.
The Australian Government is continuing to step up its commitment with the Pacific, pledging an additional $19 million to boost health care across the region.
The Australian Government has announced a $13 million commitment to help support global efforts in eradicating one of the world’s most dangerous diseases.
Australia is on track for a record number of flu vaccinations in 2019 with an additional 400,000 flu vaccines to be brought into Australia over the coming weeks to meet unprecedented demand.
I am concerned about the recent increases in measles cases in Australia and want to make sure our community is well protected against this very serious disease.
The Australian Government is strengthening its commitment to ending HIV with the announcement of funding for a new strategy that aims to virtually eliminate the transmission of HIV, the approval of the first HIV self-testing kit and the listing of a new medicine on the PBS.
In a highly significant public health accomplishment for Australia, the World Health Organization (WHO) has verified that Australia has eliminated rubella, a contagious viral illness that can result in miscarriage or stillbirth.
The Australian Government will invest $52 million to protect Australian teenagers against meningococcal, with the launch of a new free national program for 14 to 19 year olds.
The Australian Government will provide $8 million to form a taskforce, in collaboration with the states and territories, to combat Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus-1 (HTLV-1) and other emerging communicable diseases in remote communities.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Melbourne announcing funding of $241 million for a life-saving medicine for spinal muscular atrophy to be listed on the PBS, $39.5 million for the whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women and $33.8 million for Lifeline.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's radio interview with Alan Jones 2gb breakfast about mandatory vaccine for aged care workers to curb influenza
More than 4.5 million Australians who are most at risk of getting sick during this year’s flu season can now access a free influenza vaccine, under the Federal Government’s National Immunisation Program.
The Australian Government is taking a critical step in helping end the transmission of HIV infection in Australia with the 1 April listing of tenofovir with emtricitabine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS).
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Queanbeyan regarding adding the new meningococcal quad-strain vaccine to the National Immunisation Program, codeine and the Batman by-election.
Australia’s world-class health system will be put to the test over the next week as the World Health Organization (WHO) evaluates our nation’s health security.