Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
A $7 million injection of funding in rural medical schools is part of an end-to-end approach to improve the future distribution of the medical workforce.
The Australian Government is investing $22 million for CanTeen to continue delivering cancer services for young people, as CanTeen marks National Bandanna Day.
The Liberal and Nationals Government’s focus on improving rural, regional and remote health will continue with the re-appointment today of National Rural Health Commissioner, Emeritus Professor Paul Worley.
The Morrison Government welcomes the launch of today’s national women’s health survey, which reflects the challenges and opportunities for the health care needs of Australian women and girls.
A new online directory was launched today to provide people living with chronic pain—and their health practitioners—with a comprehensive list of available services to help manage their conditions.
A $3 million investment in research into the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome signals new hope for up to 240,000 Australians who suffer from its symptoms.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Leon Byner on 5AA where he talks about news reports about medicines listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt speaking at the Great Strides Fun Run about the listing of 2 new medicines, Symdeko and Orkambi, on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for patients with cystic fibrosis.
The Morrison Government is taking national action to tackle osteoporosis, a chronic condition where bones become brittle, leading to a higher risk of breaks than in normal bones.
A package of education and awareness measures designed to reduce rates of stillbirth, will soon be available for health professionals and pregnant women across Australia.
Read Minister Hunt's address to Medicines Australia's PharmAus 2019. Minister Hunt talks about the Australian Government's medicines listings record, and the importance of medical research.
The Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, and the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Richard Colbeck, have paid tribute to the Honourable Richard Tracey AM RFD QC, who passed away on Friday, 11 October.
Cutting edge researchers and entrepreneurs can receive up to $1 million from the Morrison Government to develop their breakthrough medical devices to improve patient care.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Cathy Van Extel on ABC Radio to mark World Mental Health Day. Minister Hunt also comments on Australia's moves to combat antimicrobial resistance, and the debate about voluntary assisted dying.
The Australian Government is investing $3 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to examine the benefits of medicinal cannabis for pain, symptom and side effect management for cancer patients.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt talking at the Olivia Newton John Wellness Walk about cancer research. Minister Hunt announces $3 million from the Medical Research Future Fund for research into treatment with medicinal cannabis for cancer patients.