Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended the use of the Novavax vaccine as a booster in Australians aged 18 and over where an mRNA vaccine is not suitable
Research into issues affecting older Australians has taken another step forward with the new national academic centre at Frankston Hospital – which will house the National Centre for Healthy Ageing – opening its doors today.
Read the transcript of Minister Gillespie's interview with Katie Woolf, of Mix 104.9FM, Darwin, on placement and training at Katherine Health Clinic.
More than 35 allied health students each year will undertake placements and hands-on training in Katherine health clinics thanks to a grant from the Federal Coalition Government.
Australians will have access to four new medicines through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from March 1 to help fight COVID-19, chronic graft versus host disease, leukaemia and a rare blood disease called paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH).
People living in the Midland area will have access to free mental health and wellbeing services with the opening of a new Head to Health centre, thanks to the Australian Government.
The Australian Government supports a decision by Swimming Australia to boycott world championship swimming events scheduled in Russia.
Australians with paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH)—a condition that produces defective blood cells—will have access to a new treatment through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
One year since the final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the Australian Government has achieved significant reform across the five pillars of its five year plan to deliver respect, care and dignity for every senior Australian.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's speech at the Australian Institute of Policy and Science's Post Budget Breakfast - Canberra
From 1 March 2022, Australians with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) will have access to a new treatment option through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
The Australian Government has provided $2.5 million to support construction of expanded facilities at Odyssey House drug and alcohol treatment service near Campbelltown in Sydney.
The Australian Government has opened a $25.5 million funding round for critical infrastructure projects at Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) to support these services to continue their critical work.
Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Richard Colbeck, has joined aged care peak bodies Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) and Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) to encourage more visitors to return to residential aged care facilities across Australia.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt and Professor John Skerritt at the Canberra Press Conference, on 23 February 2022, on Moderna vaccine for 6–11-year-olds, COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout and Aged Care.
The Australian Government has accepted advice from leading immunisation experts to make the Moderna (SPIKEVAX) COVID-19 vaccine available for children aged six years and older from 24 February 2022 – broadening the previous recommendation for children aged 12 years and older.
Read Minister Hunt's transcript at the Melbourne Press Conference on 22 February 2022, on important announcements in relation to women's health.
Read the transcript of Minister Gillespie's interview with Kristie Lloyd, on Sky News Regional, 22 February 2022, on Expanded regional allied health training; new bulk billing services for regional South Australia.
Six Australian health and medical researchers are set to receive a share of $22.9 million, to further ground-breaking research that will improve health and treatment outcomes for Australians and their families.
For the first time, more than 20,000 South Australians living in rural and remote communities will be able to access a range of bulk-billed primary health care services under an innovative Federal Coalition Government-funded initiative.
An innovative health training program will be established in Murray Bridge, Berri and other sites in the Riverland Mallee Coorong (RMC) region, improving access to health services and providing invaluable training opportunities for health students.
The Australian Government is providing $3.7 million to the University of South Australia (UniSA) to create a training site in Port Lincoln that will encourage current and future nursing and allied health students to pursue a career in aged care once qualified.