The Hon Mark Butler MP
Minister for Health and Aged Care
The Hon Anika Wells MP
Minister for Aged Care
Minister for Sport
The Hon Ged Kearney MP
Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care
The Hon Emma McBride MP
Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Assistant Minister Rural and Regional Health
Senator the Hon Malarndirri McCarthy
Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health
Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the health portfolio.
Minister for Health and Aged Care – press conference – 30 March 2023Read the transcript of Minister Butler's press conference in Canberra on expanded access to subsidised paxlovid; COVID-19 2023 booster dose ad campaign; COVID-19 leave grants for aged care workers; Chief Medical Officer’s fourth wave report.
Radio interview with Assistant Minister McBride, ABC Coffs Coast – 30 March 2023Read the transcript of Assistant Minister McBride interview on farmer mental health and Taking Stock suicide prevention for farmers.
Expanded access to subsidised oral antiviral Paxlovid and other COVID-19 supportsFrom 1 April, more than 160,000 people aged 60 to 69 will have access to the antiviral treatment Paxlovid as the Albanese Government expands eligibility under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Innovative digital projects to boost awareness about organ and tissue donation for young AustraliansSix recipients will share over $368,000 in Community Awareness Grants to boost awareness about organ and tissue donation and help highlight how easy it is for young Australians to register to become a donor.
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 Chris O'Keefe, 2GB Drive - 29 March 2023Read the transcript of the radio interview between Minister Butler and Chris O'Keefe on general practice, skin cancer checks, and the May Budget.
Archives for former ministers
Media releases, speeches and transcripts from former ministers of the Health portfolio are available in the former ministers' media centre.
Visit the National Library of Australia's web archive for older media releases, speeches and transcripts.