Mark Butler has been the Labor Member for Port Adelaide and Hindmarsh in the Federal Parliament since 2007 and is the Minister for Health and Aged Care.
Mark served as Minister for Ageing and Australia’s first Minister for Mental Health in the Gillard Government. He has also held the ministries of Housing, Homelessness, Social Inclusion, Climate Change, Water and the Environment.
Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts.
- The Australian Government today launched the Stronger Medicare Awards, to honour those who have made a significant contribution to Australia’s primary care sector.
- The Australian Government is providing $50 million to develop and commercialise the world’s most advanced artificial heart, a technology that could halve deaths from heart failure globally and contribute $1.8 billion to Australia and Australian society.
- Read the transcript of Minister Butler's press conference on the Australian Government funding $50 million to develop world-leading artificial hearts.
- The Australian Government has responded to the recommendations made by a parliamentary committee into Long COVID, recognising the chronic nature of Long COVID and the need for multidisciplinary team-based healthcare.
- The Australian Government is providing $230 million to the nation’s best and brightest researchers to undertake a wide range of more than 100 potentially groundbreaking, life changing health and medical research projects.
- Read the transcript from Minister Butler's interview on ABC Radio Sydney Mornings with Sarah McDonald which covered vaping.
- Read Minister Butler's opinion piece first published in the Advertiser on 7 February 2024.
- The Australian Government is investing close to $8 million to support innovative healthcare trials in rural and remote Australia.
- The University of Sydney will receive $35 million through the Medical Research Future Fund to establish a manufacturing facility that can produce, store and ship bioengineered corneas across Australia and the world.
- Today Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Health Minister Mark Butler launched a special '40 Years of Medicare' pop-up display at Australian Parliament House in Canberra.