Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
The Australian Government today announced it is taking decisive action towards banning the sale of pure and highly concentrated caffeine food products (including pure caffeine powder) for personal consumption.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt talking about treatment for eating disorders at the sod turn for the endED Butterfly House in Mooloolaba. Minister Hunt also answers questions about the Penington Institute's report on drug overdose.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt speaking about medicinal use of cannabis at the opening of the Medifarm facility on the Sunshine Coast.
The Australian Government will invest over $40 million to provide affordable access to two new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping Australians with opiate addiction and those suffering breathlessness throughout their final stages of life.
The Australian Government will boost the nation’s medicinal cannabis industry by prioritising projects that have been granted Major Project Status (MPS) and ultimately driving economic growth.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt’s announcement on agreements with all 8 states and territories for projects under the $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program.
A drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation program specifically for women and run by the people behind one of Australia’s most successful Aboriginal service providers is set to become a reality.
The Liberal National Government is investing an additional $6.3 million for new residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment facilities and services on the North West Coast.
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 Liberal National Government will invest $600,000 through Pharmaceutical Rehabilitation Services in Beenleigh, to tackle drug and alcohol abuse.
The Federal Liberal National Government is investing $3 million over two years to assist in the development of a residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility in Dubbo.
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 Liberal National Government has announced the recipients of $20 million worth of grants to boost in need drug and alcohol treatment services across South Australia.
The Australian Government will provide $1.5 million over the next 12 months for Goldfields Rehabilitation Services Inc. (GRSI) to fund its drug rehabilitation program and medical detoxification facility.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Townsville regarding $5.9 million boost to Townsville drug and alcohol recovery services and James Cook University (JCU).
The Australian Government will provide $20 million to boost drug and alcohol treatment services in South Australia particularly in regional and rural areas.