Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
In a major boost for primary health care, the Australian Government is further strengthening telehealth arrangements as recommended by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and other medical experts.
A joint media release with the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health, and Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, about new home care packages and the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety extension.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Stephen Quartermain and Kate Stevenson on 3AW about coronavirus (COVID-19).
A joint media release with the Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for Government Services, and the Hon Alan Tudge MP, Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, about the COVIDSafe app being made available in five additional languages.
The Australian Government is providing personal protective equipment (PPE), including gowns, masks, gloves and goggles, to general practices in the ski fields in NSW and Victoria.
Almost 90 clinics have now been established across Victoria to test people with cold and flu symptoms for COVID-19, influenza and pneumonia.
Read the transcript of a press conference in Melbourne about coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Federal Government commitment of $35 million to rare cancers.
A joint release with the Hon. Mark Coulton MP, Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government, reminding parents about free flu shots for five year olds.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic on the Today Show about coronavirus (COVID-19) and $12 million for research to improve treatment of cardiovascular disease and stroke patients.
The Australian Government is investing $550,000 over two years to support children and young people who have a parent or guardian with a mental illness.