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.
Next step towards a health and medical research one-stop shopThe Australian Government is today releasing the consultation report for a national one-stop shop that will enable clinical trials and health and medical research to be assessed and managed in a single place.
Helping patients navigate a rare diagnosisAustralians living with rare diseases will have access to a new helpline and telehealth nurses thanks to the Albanese Government delivering on an election commitment.
Investing in a new whole-of-life approach to suicide preventionEach year, more than 3000 Australians die by suicide. That is more than double the number who die on Australian roads.
Minister for Health and Aged Care – press conference in Canberra – 31 May 2023Read the transcript of Minister Butler's press conference at Parliament House about World No Tobacco Day, taking action on smoking and vaping, cheaper medicines and Calvary Hospital ACT.
Consultation opens on next generation tobacco control legislationOn World No Tobacco Day the Australian Government is releasing the draft of the proposed tobacco control legislation.
Cheaper medicines for graft versus host disease, chronic rhinosinusitis and oesophageal cancerAustralians with acute or chronic graft versus host disease, chronic rhinosinusitis, and oesophageal cancer or gastro-oesophageal junction cancer now have access to new and updated medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
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.