Minister for Health and Aged Care
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Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the Health and Aged Care portfolio.
- The Albanese Government is making medicines cheaper by doubling the number of medicines now available for a 60-day prescription, with an additional 94 medicines for stable, ongoing health conditions like diabetes, epilepsy, breast cancer and menopause now eligible.
- Australians with chronic heart failure now have access to cheaper medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
More rare conditions considered for newborn bloodspot screening and new treatment option for spinal muscular atrophyOn Rare Disease Day, the Albanese Government has announced two more rare genetic conditions have been recommended by the independent group of experts for addition to Australian newborn bloodspot screening (NBS) and a new treatment option for infants with spinal muscular atrophy.
- The Australian Government has accepted the latest advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) on the National COVID-19 Vaccine Program for 2024.
- Read the transcript of Minister Butler's interview with Raf Epstein on the new influencer-led vaping campaign; next steps of vaping reform; private health insurance.
Radio interview with Minister Butler and Craig Reucassel, ABC Radio Sydney Breakfast - 29 February 2024Read the interview with Minister Butler and Craig Reucassel on the new influencer-led vaping campaign; next steps of vaping reform; snus; private health insurance.
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.