Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
For the first time in its history, Australia’s National Incident Centre has been activated continuously for more than one year to respond to unprecedented health emergencies.
Press conference in Dubbo, NSW to launch of telestroke program at Dubbo Hospital and bilateral Federal State health forum.
Two more COVID-19 vaccines have been secured for the Australian population under new agreements, bringing the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccine investment to more than $3.2 billion.
Patients in the Dubbo region will have access to a 24-hour telestroke service, as part of a $21.7 million groundbreaking program being rolled out across NSW.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview on with Danica De Giorgio on SKY News about US election and COVID-19 vaccine.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview on with Edwina Bartholomew on Sunrise about New COVID vaccine agreements.
Young people across Tasmania’s North-West Coast can now rely on a reinforced mental health service, ensuring better access and support for those who need it most.
Australia’s medical students have had a difficult year with the challenges posed by COVID-19. But with more than 3,700 set to graduate and start their careers next year, it has still been a success.
More Australian families are vaccinating their children, with new figures showing four quarters of growth in all childhood coverage rates to September 2020, the highest on record.
The Australian Government will roll out a COVID-19 mental health campaign How’s your head today? to urge people to prioritise their mental health, raise awareness about how to identify when something is wrong, and encourage people to seek help.
Read the transcript of a press conference with Minister Hunt about Mental health, internal borders and international travel.
The Australian Government is backing Australia’s efforts to bring the 2027 Rugby World Cup Down Under, with an $8.8 million funding injection to support our bid to host the event and provide a major economic and tourism boost.
The Australian Government, through Sport Australia and the Australian Institute of Sport, has locked in an investment aimed at keeping our leading sports men and women on track.
Following the recent release of the national digital health skills and training plan, Australia’s largest healthcare workforce of more than 400,000 nurses and midwives can now assess their digital health knowledge and skills against a new professional development framework.
Read the transcript of a press conference with Minister Hunt and AMA ACT President, Dr. Antonio Di Dio about funding for new treatments for cancer and multiple sclerosis and COVID-19.
Australians living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and various forms of cancer will benefit from an Australian Government investment of more than $86 million over the next four years to provide greater access to life saving medicines.
This week, I was very pleased to receive a question in Parliament about the Government’s investment in better regional health from my friend and colleague, Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum. I thanked him for the question and responded thusly.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families are being encouraged to use an Australian Government toolkit to ensure young children are meeting their milestones for hearing and speaking.