Ministers

The ministers of the Health and Aged Care portfolio were sworn in on 1 June 2022. Learn about who they are, what they are responsible for and what they do.

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

Latest media

Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts from the ministers of the health portfolio.

Latest media

  • Updated guiding principles to improve medication management

    The Department of Health and Aged Care, in collaboration with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, have updated national guiding principles to improve the quality and safety of medication management for all Australians.
  • Minister Butler doorstop in Adelaide - 27 November 2022

    Read the transcript of Minister Butler's doorstop on new Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme medicines for high cholesterol, chronic heart failure, and a potentially life-threatening blood cell condition.
  • Cheaper medicines for high cholesterol and chronic heart failure

    From 1 December 2022, Australians with high cholesterol, chronic heart failure, and a potentially life-threatening blood cell condition will have access to new and updated medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
  • Backing aged care nurses

    The Australian Government has been made aware of plans by Southern Cross Care in Tasmania to restructure and make redundant sections of its skilled nursing workforce.
  • $50 million for medical research grants

    An RMIT University research program aiming to minimise cardiac complications for patients receiving radiotherapy is one of ten projects funded through the $50 million National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Synergy Grant scheme this year.

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.