Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Craig Zonca and Loretta Ryan, of ABC Radio Brisbane, on 21 January 2022, on Rapid Antigen Tests and WA border closures.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt and John Skerritt at the Canberra Press Conference on 20 January 2022, on Novavax, COVID-19 anti-viral treatments, COVID-19 vaccinations and Rapid Antigen Tests.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic, of The Today Show, on 20 January 2022, on Anti-viral COVID-19 treatments, COVID-19 Vaccinations and Kelly Slater.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Angela Bishop and Tristan MacManus, of Studio 10, on 20 January 2022, on Anti-viral COVID-19 treatments, Australia’s Health System and Rapid Antigen Tests.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with David Lipson, of ABC AM, on 20 January 2022, on Kids vaccinations and anti-viral COVID-19 treatments.
The Australian Government welcomes the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) provisional approval of the first oral treatments for COVID-19 in Australia, Lagevrio® (molnupiravir) and Paxlovid® (nirmatrelvir + ritonavir)
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Luke Grant of 2GB Drive, on 20 January 2022, on Rapid Antigen Tests, Kids COVID-19 Vaccination.
The Australian Government has implemented further measures to protect remote communities during the current COVID-19 outbreak in the Northern Territory, in line with the local requirements announced by the Northern Territory Government.
As part of a major national rollout of mental health services, a Head to Health centre is now open in Darwin. People living in the Darwin region seeking assistance for their mental health will have access to critical additional services providing quality support.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt and Professor Paul Kelly at the Press Conference, 18 January 2022, on Private Hospitals Agreement, National Medical Stockpile, provision of PPE, Omicron variant and vaccination rates.
As Omicron case numbers grow, the Australian Government will make temporary changes to Telehealth to give GPs and specialists additional flexibility to support their patients safely, including the continued supply of PPE and online support. An additional $24 million has been committed to fund these
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt at Canberra Press Conference, 16 January 2022, on Omicron Primary Care and Medical Support Package, COVID-19 update, Tonga eruption.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt and Professor Paul Kelly at the Canberra Press Conference, 15 January 2022, on $10M boost to increase participation in cancer screenings, booster shots, COVID-19 cases and vaccination levels.
The Australian Government is investing more than $10 million in medical research to identify new and innovative approaches to help increase participation in Australia’s breast, bowel and cervical cancer screening programs.
The Australian Government is investing more than $21 million to help turn vital medical research into better prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for patients.
Investing in medical research projects with the potential to deliver better health outcomes to more Australians is a Government priority
The Australian Government is investing in the future competitiveness of Australian health and medical research with more than $44 million for postgraduate scholarships, international collaboration and research infrastructure and equipment through the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Three million vaccines are being distributed ahead of the start of the school year to enable the 2.3 million children now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID to get their first vaccine
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's Canberra Press Conference on 9 January 2022, on Omicron, COVID-19 vaccines and MRFF Rare Cancers funding.
Research into some of the world’s rarest forms of cancer and disease have received a boost, with the Australian Government announcing 27 grant recipients under the 2021 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need (RCRDUN) grant opportunity.
The Australian Government has introduced measures under the Biosecurity Act 2015 to prohibit price gouging and impose restrictions on the improper export of rapid antigen tests (RAT).
Parents of young children will get help to build their parenting skills under a new Australian Government-funded national program grant opportunity opening today.
Seven clinical trials testing the use of potential breakthrough combination therapies to treat debilitating mental illnesses will receive a total of almost $15 million from the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt interview on Sunrise on 6 January 2022, on Novak Djokovic, COVID-19 Testing and COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids.
Two clinical trials which could save lives through new therapies to treat breast cancers that have low rates of survival have been funded, thanks to the Australian Government.