Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
Today is a great day to acknowledge the tremendous contribution made by Australia’s hundreds of thousands of volunteers, carers, nurses, allied health professionals, cleaners, administrative staff and the many others who work in aged care.
The Australian Government has today launched The Australian Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and Beyond, backed by a $10 million investment to support, encourage and promote breastfeeding.
The Australian Government has invested more than $1.3 million to help support people living with severe mental illness in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
The Australian Government will boost the nation’s medicinal cannabis industry by prioritising projects that have been granted Major Project Status (MPS) and ultimately driving economic growth.
The Australian Government will use a new Walking Football initiative to deliver an additional one million active hours over the next two years for senior Australians.
The Australian Government’s unprecedented $220 million for a 10-year Mission for Cardiovascular Health takes the next vital step forward today, with the release of the draft Roadmap for public consultation.
The Australian Government wants as many people as possible to consider registering for organ and tissue donation and understand they may one day give the gift of life to a fellow Australian
The Australian Government will invest $56 million that will provide affordable access to four new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping patients fighting aggressive forms of cancer and inflammatory conditions.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt talking about new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to help patients fighting aggressive forms of cancer and inflammatory conditions.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt’s 2GB interview with Steve Price where he talks about ongoing reforms to private health insurance.
The Australian Government is contributing more than $7.3 million for collaborative research projects between Australia, the European Union, the United Kingdom’s National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD).
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt’s and AMA Federal President Dr Tony Bartone's Canberra doorstop. They talk about a new Informed Financial Consent Guide to promote transparent fees.
Transcript of Minister Hunt speaking about the Australian Government's decision to list Kalydeco for the treatment of cystic fibrosis for young children on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme from 1 August 2019.
The Australian Government is expanding access to a critically important medicine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) that will help infants living with Cystic Fibrosis and save their families up to $300,000 per year.
I have commissioned a full inquiry into the circumstances leading up to the collapse in provision of aged care services at the Earle Haven Retirement Village.
The Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Richard Colbeck, has today announced the terms of reference for an independent inquiry into the events surrounding the forced relocation last week of residents at the Earle Haven Retirement Village.
The Australian Government will provide $21 million for 13 research projects that will focus on risk reduction, prevention and tracking of dementia, Australia's second leading cause of death.
Australia’s medical device regulator, has today announced that it is proposing to take
strong and decisive action to suspend or cancel and recall certain textured breast implants
from the Australian market, following a review of apparent links to rare forms of cancer.
A joint media release with the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, announcing $5.6 million in medical research focusing on healthy ageing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.