Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health portfolio.
The Australian Government is investing $40.5 million for a new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item to improve the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure).
The Australian Government is calling on the nation’s best and brightest mental health researchers, clinicians, implementation experts, and consumer and carer representatives to help inform the future of research in this vital area.
Community groups and organisations with innovative ways to encourage more people to sign up as an organ donor were launched today on Saffron Day, an event that honours seven-year-old organ donor Deyaan Udani.
Seventeen multidisciplinary research teams will each receive $5 million in funding from the Australian Government to find solutions to major questions in human health that cannot be answered by individual investigators.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Jim Wilson from 2GB Drive on 21 October 2021 on vaccine milestone, WA vaccination rates, booster shots and international students.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Canberra on 20 October 2021 on the vaccination rollout, vaccine booster update, Stem Cell Mission grants, Booster program and net zero emissions policy.
Read the transcript of Minister Gillespie's interview with Steve Price from Australia Today on 20 October 2021 on regional health and COVID-19 vaccinations.
The Australian Government is boosting Australian led stem cell research through $25 million in grants, to help find and develop innovative, safe and effective treatments for devastating diseases and injuries.
Read the transcript of Minister Colbeck with Neil Breen from 4BC Breakfast on 19 October on the 2032 Olympic Games .
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Stephen Cenatiempo from 2CC Breakfast on 19 October 2021 on COVID-19 treatments and COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
From today, a new Head to Health pop up clinic will open its doors providing additional mental health support for Canberra residents who have been substantially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Canberra on 17 October 2021 on the new COVID-19 treatments, vaccination update, Doherty modelling, border restrictions and Environment.
The Australian Government has secured access to two additional COVID-19 treatments to support the National Plan to Transition Australia’s COVID-19 response, following expert medical advice.
Read the transcript of Minister Gillespie's interview with Tom Connell from Sky News on 15 October 2021 on regional health and COVID-19 vaccinations
Read the transcript of Minister Gillespie's interview with Paul Culliver from ABC Capricornia on 15 October 2021 on regional health and COVID-19 vaccinations
Australians aged between 71-79 years will continue to be able to receive a free Zostavax® shingles vaccine, with the Morrison Government extending the program for another two years to 31 October 2023.
The Morrison Government is providing $400,000 to fund an extension of the highly regarded Red Nose Hospital to Home Program for a further six months, which provides intensive support to grieving families following the loss of a baby.
Read the transcript of Minister Gillespie's interview on 14 October 2021 with Patricia Karvelas from ABC Afternoon Briefing with an update on COVID-19.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Canberra on 14 October 2021 on the Pfizer application to provide the vaccine to 5 to 11 year olds, $30 million grant announcement and Indigenous vaccine rates.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon from The Today Show on 14 October 2021 on Pfizer for children, booster shots and QLD travel exemption.
The Australian Government is investing up to $30 million in health and medical research to help bring ground-breaking discoveries to fruition.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Scott Emerson from 4BC Drive on 13 October 2021 on the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for kids, QLD travel exemptions and emissions reduction.
The Australian Government today announced the first of two grant opportunities for research into developing and delivering improved hearing health support services, which will better assist one in six Australians who are experiencing some form of hearing impairment.
The Australian government is calling for stakeholder input following the opening of the consultation period for the draft Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's Press Conference in Canberra on 12 October 2021 the children’s mental health strategy and vaccine rollout for children.