Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
The Australian Government is launching a comprehensive research effort to tackle the nation’s two biggest killers - heart disease and stroke - with an unprecedented $220 million for a 10-year Mission for Cardiovascular Health.
The Australian Government is investing more than $200 million to list four new breakthrough cancer treatments on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients up to a quarter of a million dollars a year.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's Doorstop in Melbourne regarding $200 million for cancer medicines on the PBS and the new dedicated Medicare item for heart health checks.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on Today with Allison Langdon regarding the $200 million to list new cancer treatments on the PBS and the creation of a Medicare item for heart health checks from April 1.
The Australian Government will ensure that Australians at risk of heart disease receive timely and appropriate medical advice with the creation of a new Medicare item for heart health checks.
The Australian Government is providing unprecedented investment in mental health services for young Australians living on the Mornington Peninsula by establishing a new youth mental health hub in Rosebud.
The Australian Government has released the National Strategic Action Plan for Lung Conditions to help people living with chronic lung conditions and has provided $4 million as an immediate response to support its recommendations.
The Liberal National Government is providing more than $22 million for important early stage research that will lead to new interventions, cures and treatments of major diseases.
The Liberal National Government will ensure 170,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents are vaccinated against the flu for free and additionally provide a $12 million to boost a nation immunisation education campaign.
The Liberal National Government will provide $38.6 million to support 23 new clinical trials to improve treatments and discover cures for debilitating and deadly rare cancers and rare diseases.
The Australian Government will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease, which affects more than 65,000 Australians.
The Australian Government is providing the medical research sector a $32 million boost over four years to help researchers make their medical breakthroughs a commercial success.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on Today with Allison Langdon regarding the new $662 million aged care package to support senior Australians, the Aged Care Royal Commission and retiree’s tax.
The Australian Government is investing $10 million in research that will help use a person’s DNA and their environment to help create personalised medicine for a multitude of medical conditions including obesity, autism, and type 2 diabetes.
The Australian Government will provide $54.5 million for research that will give new hope and support to the more than 120,000 Australian children and adults living with type 1 diabetes.
The Australian Government is making a significant investment of $36.8 million for Parkinson’s medical research through the Garvin’s Institute’s Australian Parkinson Mission and in Parkinson’s nurses to improve the life of people living the disease and ultimately to find a cure for this devastating condition.
The Australian Government will make two new medicines for the treatment of the skin condition psoriasis more affordable, saving patients up to $32,600 per year.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Townsville regarding $5.9 million boost to Townsville drug and alcohol recovery services and James Cook University (JCU).
$12 million to protect and expand Heart of Australia mobile cardiology and other services in rural Queensland