Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
Australians who are living with, or are at risk of macular disease, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in older people will soon benefit from a $3 million investment by the Australian Government.
The Australian Government will invest $80 million in eye medications through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping improve and preserve the vision of thousands of Australians and saving them up to $7,000 a year.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on CAAMA Radio with Teghan Hughes regarding a greater focus on Indigenous health outcomes, $23 million for 28 Indigenous health research program and $2 million for a national Indigenous eyesight program.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Alice Springs regarding $2 million for a national Indigenous eyesight program, greater focus on Indigenous health outcomes and My Health Record.
The Australian Government has committed $2 million to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with easier access to affordable prescription glasses.
The Turnbull Government will provide funding for a new eye health screening program for Australians with diabetes, helping preserve the sight of thousands of people.
The Australian Government will provide funding for the development of a national action plan to better support patients with macular disease, the leading cause of vision loss among older Australians.