Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
The Australian Government is investing $8 million in world-class clinical trials focusing on conditions affecting the heart, preterm baby lungs, the brain, infection control and dementia.
This is the next step in the $150 million Stem Cell Therapies Mission, helping world-class Australian researchers further investigate new medical treatments for many chronic and inherited diseases.
On International Day of Older Persons, Minister Colbeck pays tribute to our elders and acknowledges the value of their experience, knowledge and contribution to our communities.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with David Koch on Channel 7's Sunrise. The Minister talks about changes to the PBS to give more than half a million Australians cheaper access to medicines.
The Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister Hunt have announced new PBS listings for life-saving and life-changing medicines, benefiting more than 500,000 Australians.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt talking at the Kids' Cancer Project about the Australian Government's investment into childhood brain cancer research. Minister Hunt also answers questions about the ACT Government's new cannabis legislation.
The Morrison Government has launched the annual Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day, along with an additional $7 million in research funding, to help support children and their families living with the devastating disease.
Patients with intestinal failure associated with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS), and those suffering spasticity in the upper limbs, will soon have access to greater medicinal support, thanks to new and amended listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) coming into effect on October 1.
A new state of the art medical training centre that opened today in Toowoomba will provide a facility for the next generation of nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and midwives to hone their skills.
The new Australian and New Zealand Paired Kidney Exchange (ANZKX) Program is a Trans-Tasman partnership that aims to improve the lives of Australians and New Zealanders by increasing access to life-saving kidney transplants.
The Australian Government is investing more than $6.6 million in four research projects that seek to answer important public health questions.
The Australian Government today announced it is taking decisive action towards banning the sale of pure and highly concentrated caffeine food products (including pure caffeine powder) for personal consumption.
The Morrison Government is progressing its 10-year National Preventive Health Strategy, with an Expert Steering Committee selected to inform the strategy’s development.
The Australian Government is investing more than $33 million for research into health care practices and interventions that will focus on people with, or at risk of developing chronic conditions.
The Australian Government is delivering $150 million over 3 years to enable more senior Australians to access entry-level home support.
Senior Australians are increasingly choosing to remain in their own homes for longer and the Morrison Government is committed to supporting this choice.
Statement on the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, following the signing of letters patent by his Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia this afternoon.