Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
A joint media release with Senator Sam McMahon, Senator for the Northern Territory announcing $20 million to build a new aged care service for Nhulunbuy in East Arnhem Land.
The number of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to increase to record levels with new data showing more parents are getting the message to protect their children with life-saving vaccines.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt’s interview with Sharri Markson on SKY News where he talked about a transparency system for surgery fees, flu season and the stillbirth report.
New Medicare data shows nearly nine out of 10 Australians visit their GPs without paying a cent with GP bulk billing rates at a record 86 per cent in the nine months from July 2018 to March 2019.
A joint media release with Nicolle Flint MP, Federal Member for Boothby about the Australian Government's response to recommendations made by the Senate Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education Report.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt’s interview on ABC's 7.30 Report, talking about Australia's health system, dental care, Medicare, private health insurance, and tackling out-of-pocket costs.
The Australian Government will provide affordable access to four new medicines through Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping patients living with debilitating and often life threatening conditions.
The Australian Government is providing $187 million to increase patient rebates for 176 General Practitioners (GP) service items on the Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS). These services include health assessments, chronic disease management plans, and mental health services provided by GPs.
The Australian Government has signed agreements with all 8 state and territory governments, Primary Health Networks and community organisations to deliver the first round of projects under the landmark $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt’s announcement on agreements with all 8 states and territories for projects under the $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program.
Minister for Youth and Sport Richard Colbeck is attending the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the ICC Cricket World Cup to show the Morrison Government’s support for Australia’s women’s football and men’s cricket teams and to help secure future opportunities to host major sporting events in Australia.
The Australian Government is investing $400,000 in four innovative research grants to find new ways to protect people at risk of suicide and interventions to prevent suicide.
The Australian Government is providing $5 million for ground-breaking research into the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders.
Australia is on track for a record number of flu vaccinations in 2019 with an additional 400,000 flu vaccines to be brought into Australia over the coming weeks to meet unprecedented demand.