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Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.

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  • Portrait of Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

    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.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    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.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    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.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    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.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    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.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    HIV diagnoses in Australia is the lowest in almost 20 years due to increased prevention measures, earlier testing and treatment.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    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.

  • Portrait of Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

    The Australian Government has delivered a major reform package for quality and safety in aged care.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    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.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    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.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    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.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    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.

  • Portrait of Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

    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.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    The Australian Government will invest $924,100 for research to develop cutting edge technology to help people regain eyesight, movement, and other nerve functions.

  • Australian Government grants of $407,194 will encourage people to talk about and register for organ and tissue donation.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    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.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    Read the transcript of Minister Hunt’s announcement of $400,000 for innovative suicide prevention research.

  • Portrait of Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

    Every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia.

  • Portrait of Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

    Minister for Youth and Sport Senator Richard Colbeck has congratulated Ash Barty and Dylan Alcott on their stunning efforts at Roland Garros.

  • Portrait of Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

    Minister for Sport Senator Richard Colbeck has wished the Australian women’s football team the best in their FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    Read the transcript of Minister Hunt’s radio interview with 5AA in which he discusses aged care, the National Immunisation Program, the PBS and Medicare.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    The Australian Government is providing $5 million for ground-breaking research into the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders.

  • Portrait of Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

    The Liberal National Government has delivered upgrades for Melaleuca Home for the Aged in East Devonport.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    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.

  • Portrait of Greg Hunt

    Statement by Minister for Health, Greg Hunt on his reappointment as Minister for Health.