Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Belinda Russell and David Campbell on the Today Show about Northern beaches COVID-19 cluster, Testing and contact tracing, Mental health support and TGA vaccine assessments.
The Australian Government’s ongoing reforms to private health insurance have resulted in the lowest annual average premium change for consumers since 2001 – 2.74 per cent.
A significant lung cancer treatment option that costs approximately $88,000 a year will soon be available for as little as $6.60 per script, thanks to its expanded listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Read the transcript of a press conference with Minister Hunt about NSW COVID-19 Outbreak, Commonwealth assistance, Aged care support, Borders and the Quarantine of flight crews.
Senior Australians in regional, rural and remote areas will benefit from the single largest investment in residential aged care infrastructure in Australia’s history.
The Australian Government is continuing its support for world leading medical research by contributing an additional $172.5 million to supplement the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) in 2021-22.
The Australian Government is providing $13.7 million to boost the integrity of sport in Australia through additional funding for both the National Sports Tribunal and Sport Integrity Australia’s efforts to tackle escalating, rapidly evolving integrity risks, including child safeguarding.
Funding announced today in Newcastle will ensure the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network can continue to build capacity in Australia’s Indigenous Health workforce.
A new $2 million incentive fund to attract doctors to Launceston and across northern Tasmanian communities is being created to help address longstanding GP shortages in northern and north-western Tasmania.
The Australian Government has extended the capital sensitivity exemption for medical imaging equipment in rural and regional Australia until 1 May 2022.
Read the transcript of Minister Coulton's annount of Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) in the University of Newcastle.
The Australian Government is investing $300 million in ground-breaking health and medical research projects across Australia aimed at delivering better treatments, diagnosis and care.
New purpose-built teaching facilities that will train the next generation of rural GPs in Dubbo following the Morrison McCormack Government’s investment of more than $9 million to start construction.
Eleven grant opportunities from the Morrison Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), with a total value of almost $311 million, will launch today.
Read the transcript of a press conference with Minister Hunt about Australian COVID-19 response, $311 million funding for research into dementia and aged care, trans-Tasman travel bubble and Federal Cabinet reshuffle.
The Australian Government has announced an additional $20 million investment under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme to deliver centre-based respite services for senior Australians from diverse backgrounds.
Australia secures 20 million extra Astra Zeneca vaccines for onshore manufacturing to cover entire population and a further 11 million Novavax and a update on University of Queensland.
The Australian Government will provide $11 million to fast track a new national plan to reduce the number of stillbirths, ensuring families affected get the respectful bereavement care they need.
Australians in regional, rural and remote areas now have access to advice and assistance on telecommunications issues, thanks to the Regional Tech Hub launched today by Regional Communications Minister, Mark Coulton MP.