Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
The Australian Government is supporting the states and territories to increase the capacity of the health system, as the country enters the next phase of the National Plan to re-open and live with COVID-19.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Melbourne on 4 November 2021 on Government funding for WEHI, Vaccine rollout and booster shots.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Sarah Harris and Tristan MacManus, Studio 10, 4 November 2021, on NHMRC Health & Medical Research Grants, COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids.
248 innovative research projects will receive a share of $239 million from the Australian Government to help advance our understanding of a wide range of health and medical issues faced by Australians.
The Australian Government is helping refine the delivery of life-saving stem cell and bone marrow transplants for patients with blood or immune disorders, and those receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
The strategic founder of Australia’s National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC), Professor Leonard Notaras AO, has been appointed Chair of the World Health Organization’s Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Strategic Advisory Group (SAG).
The Australian Government has accepted all 38 recommendations from a review into COVID-19 outbreaks in residential aged care facilities.
From 1 November 2021, Australian men with prostate cancer will have access to a new medication at an affordable price, thanks to the Australian Government.
From 1 November 2021, Australians with a respiratory illness, early onset puberty and blood cancer will have improved access to subsidised medicines through new and amended listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
The Australian Government has welcomed the formal submission of the final report from the Disability Royal Commission on Public Hearing 12, which examined the experiences of people with disability through the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Melbourne on 29 October 2021 on New funding to support COVID-19 cases at home and COVID-19 vaccination rollout.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Jim Wilson from 2GB Drive on 27 October 2021 on Booster shots, rapid antigen tests and quarantine policy for tennis players.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Kieran Gilbert from Sky News on 27 October 2021 on Booster Shots, Rapid Antigen Testing, Emissions Reduction.
Read the transcript of Minister Gillespie's interview with Jaynie Seal from Sky News Regional on 27 October 2021 on regional hospitals in crisis.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Canberra on 27 October 2021 on TGA approves Pfizer booster shot roll out and vaccination shots prepared for 5-11 year olds.
The Australian Government is creating a one-stop-shop to make it easier for senior Australians and their families to connect to aged care services.
The next phase of the Australian Government’s vaccine communication campaign launches today, with the message ‘we’re almost there Australia’, reminding people that with increasing vaccinations we are able to return to a more normal, free life.
Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Canberra on 24 October 2021 on Vaccination rates, PR Campaign and climate change.
From 1 November 2021, people will be able to claim a Medicare rebate for five new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for new Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT) services provided within the existing IVF process.
A key rural health workforce program that enables nursing and dental students and trainee doctors to train in regional and rural Australia is being extended for another three years by the Australian Government.