Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), Mr Ben McDevitt AM APM, has advised the Government that he has decided to step down as head of ASADA, from 5 May 2017.
From 7 February, children aged two to five will have immediate and free access to Kalydeco® (ivacaftor) — a life-changing drug that addresses the causes of cystic fibrosis rather than just the symptoms.
Four more regions across Australia with higher than average suicide rates will be the latest communities to take part in a $46 million trial aimed at delivering better mental health services.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt launching the Government’s $125 million NHMRC funding into medical research.
The Australian Government is backing Australia’s world-leading medical researchers and scientists with $125.3 million to support their work in making the next major medical breakthrough.
From 1 February, Australians have subsidised access to new drugs for ovarian and lung cancer – which would otherwise cost more than $100,000 per course of treatment – but are now available for just $6.30 for concessional patients and $38.80 for general patients.