Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
The Australian Government has welcomed the COVID-19 report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which has been tabled in the Australian Parliament today.
The Australian Government today announced new funding and a strategy for reducing the number of younger people living in residential aged care.
The Australian Government is extending testing and bolstering the supply of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) throughout residential aged care facilities across Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire to further supress COVID-19 infection rates.
The Australian Government is providing $9 million to support research into the causes, biology and progression of cancer among children and young adults.
Joint statement from Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, and Health Minister, Greg Hunt, on the importance of easing restrictions in Victoria in a COVIDsafe way.
The Australian Government has extended emergency leave arrangements for senior Australians who have moved out of an aged care home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government will provide more than $600,000 to the Leukaemia Foundation as part of Australia’s first National Strategic Action Plan for Blood Cancer.
The Australian Government will invest $25 million through the landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) for research to improve the safe use of medicines and medicines intervention by pharmacists.
Senior Australians who are deaf or hard of hearing will have access to sign language services for a broader range of daily activities as part of a Federal Government funding boost.
Young people will have their say on the issues that matter to them as the Australian Government works towards the release of its National Youth Policy Framework.
The Australian Government has joined the COVAX facility, enabling the purchase of COVID-19 vaccine doses as they become available.
The Australian Government will invest almost $6 million in additional funding from the Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) Coronavirus Research Response to support research and development of three Australian COVID-19 vaccines.
Regional Australians will benefit from a decision by the Australian Government to invest more than $2 billion to extend its national COVID-19 emergency health response for a further six months, to 31 March 2021.
Health professionals in drought and bushfire-affected rural communities have access to extra resources to help them deal with the mental health fallout from these events.
From Monday 14 September 2020, Victorians will have access to additional mental health support with 15 new dedicated mental health clinics opening to the public.
A national digital health skills and training plan has been released today to help the Australian health workforce use technology and further drive the digital transformation of health services to meet community demand.
Australian nurses, and the immense contribution they make to the health of our nation, are being recognised this week as Nursing in the Community Week kicks off.