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- Australians will soon be able to count on better care and treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) right across the country with the release of a new clinical practice guideline.
- Sport Integrity Australia to play a national co-ordination role for sport integrity related matters, focusing on abuses of power such as discrimination and vilification.
- From 1 October, Australians with advanced or metastatic gastro-oesophageal cancers will have access to new treatment through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
- Read the transcript of the radio interview with Minister Butler and Leon Byner on cheaper medicines; 1 October PBS listings.
- On World Heart Day, the Australian Government will invest $33.6 million in medical research grants for 41 projects to help reduce the number of Australians affected by heart disease and stroke.
- Read the transcript of Minister Butler's doorstop on Medical Research Future Fund; The Alfred Hospital, ECMO Precise project; Monash University; hospital funding caps; World Heart Day 2022.
- Read the transcript of Minister Wells' TV interview on the Optus cybersecurity breach, National Anti Corruption Commission, and Queen Elizabeth II.
- Read the transcript of the radio interview with Minister Butler and Patricia Karvelas on the Optus data breach and Medicare; Halton review; Omicron vaccines, National Cabinet; hospital funding; The Albanese Government's cheaper medicines legislation.
- Read the transcript of Minister Butler's doorstop on Optus data breach; consumer's Medicare details; government responses.
- Read the transcript of Minister Butler's press conference with Professor Jane Halton on the Halton review into vaccine and treatment procurement, Novavax, vaccine wastage, hospital funding.
- Professor Jane Halton AO has handed to Government her independent review of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine and treatment procurements, making eight recommendations.
- Read the transcript of Minister Butler's press conference on PBS medicines, new PBS listings, MPX (Monkeypox), GP workforce, aged care, COVID-19 response, vaccine rollout, access to abortion.
- From 1 October 2022, Australians will pay less at the pharmacy for new and updated medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) because of the Government’s Price Disclosure Policy.
- The Australian Government is partnering with the Queensland Rugby League (QRL) to expand our support for high performance rugby league in Papua New Guinea.
Children and high-risk populations immune responses to vaccinations and COVID-19 going under the microscopeThe Australian Government is investing in a new study on COVID-19 vaccines and infection to ultimately improve the care and outcomes for children and people with chronic diseases, particularly as future variants emerge.
- Read the transcript of the press conference with Minister Butler about the announcement of additional funding for COVID response, PCR testing, GP support, elective surgery and long COVID.
- The Australian Government is encouraging more Australians to take up a career in mental health, with applications for the next round of the Mental Health Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Program now open.
- The Australian Government is bolstering Australia’s COVID-19 response by investing $1.4 billion to extend COVID-19 response measures.
- Read the transcript of Minister Butler's press conference on medical research, NHMRC, eliminating hepatitis C, hospitals, hospital funding, aged care, RBA.
- The elimination of hepatitis C in Australia is closer following a $1.4 million boost to research. This is part of a $14 million investment in 12 research projects announced today to deliver better health care for Australians.
- The Australian Government has accepted a recommendation from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) on the use of the Moderna Spikevax Bivalent Original/Omicron BA.1 vaccine as a third and fourth dose in people aged 18 years and older.
- Read the transcript of Minister Wells' speech at HammondCare's dementia conference on 9 September.
- The requirement to wear a mask on international flights to Australia will be removed, effective 12.01am on Friday 9 September 2022. Joint media release with Catherine King, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.
- Read the transcript of the Sky News Afternoon Agenda interview with Minister Butler about the announcement of cheaper medicines through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
- For the first time in its 75-year history, the maximum cost of general scripts under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) will fall. Joint media release with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.