Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the incidence and severity of perinatal depression and anxiety. Since March 2020, the number of new callers to the Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) helpline has doubled. 43% of all calls to the PANDA helpline come from Victoria.
Joint media release with the Minister for Women, Senator Marise Payne, announcing the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health would continue for another three years.
The Australian Government is investing $12.4 million in a Grief and Trauma Response Package to ensure support is available for those affected by COVID-19 across the aged care sector.
The Australian Government recognises it is a very challenging time for many Australians, with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on daily life and work having taken a considerable toll on the mental health of individuals and communities.
Canowindra and surrounding communities will benefit from a new primary health care model to improve access to local health care and provide better continuity of care for rural patients.
A new model to boost access to GPs in the Murrumbidgee region and make rural generalist training more attractive for young doctors begins today.
The Central West of New South Wales is set to benefit with 37 medical student places to be funded by the Australian Government at Charles Sturt University’s new medical school in Orange.
Flinders University has been awarded the contract to develop the first stage of the Australian Government’s new $34 million Aged Care Centre for Growth and Translation Research.
New primary health care models to improve health service delivery and address workforce shortages in rural areas will be trialled across southern and western NSW as part of the regional health package announced in this week’s Federal Budget.
Young Australians will be offered more opportunity and increased support to build a better future under key measures announced in the 2020–21 Budget.
Regional Australians will benefit from improved access to health services thanks to the Australian Government’s $1.2 billion investment to boost healthcare in the bush in the 2020-21 Federal Budget.
The Australian Government is investing a total of $2.3 billion to support home-grown researchers and manufacturers to develop and produce a COVID-19 vaccine, while engaging in strategic international partnerships to support access for Australia and our region.
The Australian Government is delivering a record $115.5 billion in 2020–21 and $467 billion over the forward estimates to deliver the essential health services Australians need under the Long Term National Health Plan.
Amended PBS listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for Australians suffering from liver cancer, myopia and Parkinson’s disease.
The Government is making significant digital reforms to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to cut red tape for more than 4,000 businesses applying to register medicines and medical devices each year, as part of its Deregulation Agenda which will also improve the timeliness of report.