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.
Minister Butler doorstop in Canberra - 23 March 2023Read the transcript of Minister Butler's doorstop in Canberra on vaping.
Television interview with Minister Butler and Lisa Millar, ABC News Breakfast - 23 March 2023Read the transcript of Minister Butler and Lisa Millar's television interview on vaping, and the First Nations Referendum Working Group.
Radio Interview with Minister Butler and Patricia Karvelas, ABC RN Breakfast - 23 March 2023Read the transcript of the radio interview with Minister Butler and Patricia Karvelas on vaping and the National Occupational Respiratory Disease Registry.
Radio interview with Minister Butler and Raf Epstein, ABC Melbourne - 22 March 2023Read the transcript of Minister Butler and Raf Epstein's radio interview on vaping, and primary health.
Radio interview with Minister Butler and Leon Compton - ABC Hobart Mornings - 22 March 2023Read the transcript of the radio interview between Minister Butler and Leon Compton on vaping.
New Bill Increases Aged Care TransparencyThe Albanese Government has today introduced key legislation to further drive transparency and accountability across the aged care sector.
Radio interview with Minister Butler and Ben Fordham, 2GB - 17 March 2023Read the transcript of the radio interview between Minister Butler and Ben Fordham on the diabetes drug, Fiasp.
Government maintains access to fast acting insulinThe Australian Government has secured access to Fiasp and Fiasp FlexTouch on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) for Australians living with Type 1 diabetes for the next six months.
$15 million for mitochondrial disease researchThe Albanese Government is funding new research that could help prevent mitochondrial disease from being passed on to children by their mothers.
End of COVID-19 predeparture requirement in ChinaAustralia’s pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements for passengers arriving from the People’s Republic of China, including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, will cease applying to flights that land in Australia at 12.01am on 11 March 2023.