Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
The Australian Government will fund three medical breakthroughs to help people with severe disabilities walk again and support thousands of Australians facing crippling chronic back pain.
September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day and this year’s theme, “Take a Minute, Change a Life”, captures the idea that each of us has a role to play in suicide prevention.
The ninth day, of the ninth month of the year is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Day – when we are reminded that there is no known safe limit of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
As part of Women’s Health Week, all Australian women are being encouraged to take time to think about making positive changes that can improve their health and wellbeing.
Transcript of Minister for Health, ABC Ballarat Statewide Drive interview with Nicole Chvastek regarding flu deaths and compulsory flu vaccination for aged care workers.
Game On Queensland grants are now available to local councils to deliver sport and recreation events and programs in the lead-up to, during and after the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The Australian Government will investigate ways to boost vaccination rates among workers in aged care facilities, including making the flu vaccine compulsory, following an increase in deaths this winter.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's doorstop at Hastings, Victoria, regarding the launch of Laurie Lawrence’s Kids Alive Do The Five app, Meningococcal vaccine and WA GST.
The Australian Government is proud to be supporting a great new initiative to help keep Aussie kids safe in the water – with the launch of the new ‘Kids Alive – Do the Five’ app.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's FiveAA Interview with Leon Byrner regarding listing new medicine on the PBS and Medicare funding for MRI prostate tests.
The Australian Government has formalised its commitment to provide 50 Commonwealth Supported Places for local medical students at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital from 2019.
The Australian Government is listing almost half a billion dollars’ worth of new medicines, providing sufferers of both common and rare diseases access to life-changing drugs for as little as $6.30 per script.
The Australian Government will provide $1.8 million to ensure the highest quality anti-doping testing and arrangements are in place for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
The Australian Government is supporting major new initiatives that will improve access to clinical trials, particularly for people with rare cancers including children.
I would like to join the Prime Minister in thanking Mr Martin Bowles PSM for his distinguished career of public service which has spanned almost forty years.
More Australian patients are seeing their doctor without having to reach for their wallet with GP bulk billing rates for the 2016–17 financial year increasing to 85.7% compared to 85.1% in 2015–16.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's inteview on Seven Sunrise with Sally Bowrey regarding Neil Prakash, and the Australian Government’s new $5.5 million immunisation awareness campaign.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview with 3AW Sunday Morning regarding Australian Government’s new $5.5 million immunisation awareness campaign and same sex marriage.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's press conference in Melbourne regarding Australian Government’s new $5.5 million immunisation awareness campaign, same sex marriage, politician’s pay.