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.
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).
Interview with Minister Kearney and Warren, Joy FM - 1 March 2023Read the transcript of Assistant Minister Kearney's interview with Warren on 10 Year Action Plan for the Health and Wellbeing of LGBTIQA+ People and $26 million funding for LGBTIQA+ health research.
Assistant Minister McBride doorstop at Parliament House - 8 February 2023Read the transcript for Assistant Minister McBride's doorstop at Parliament House, Canberra on 8 February 2023, on the Jenkins Report and workplace safety, and COVID-19 booster vaccines.
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.