Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
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.
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 has formalised $67.6 million for Northern Territory critical infrastructure, to expand Australia’s capacity to respond to disasters and health emergencies in Australia and the surrounding region.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on ABC Adelaide with David Bevan and Ali Clarke regarding New Emergency Department for Mount Barker Hospital; New SA Statewide brain and spinal rehab unit - REPAT; Ambulance ramping.
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.
The Australian Government is providing $27 million to strengthen the planning and response to a national health emergency, should one be triggered by bioterrorist attack or contagious disease outbreak.