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.
Assistant Minister McBride – press conference in Alice Springs – 5 June 2023Read the transcript of Assistant Minister McBride's press conference in Alice Springs about Head to Health.
New free mental health services for Alice SpringsPeople in the Alice Springs region will soon have access to free, and culturally appropriate mental health and wellbeing support in their own community.
Aussies save almost $100 million on medicines in just five monthsAustralians have saved almost $100 million in just five months, off nearly 9 million prescriptions, thanks to the Albanese Government’s cheaper medicines policy.
Minister for Health and Aged Care – interview on ABC News Breakfast – 5 June 2023Read the transcript of Mark Butler's interview with Madeleine Morris about Cancer Council data on smoking and vaping, taking action on smoking and vaping, opioids, hospitals, bulk billing
New treatments for Australians with endometrial cancer and Lennox-Gastaut syndromeFrom 1 June 2023, Australians with endometrial cancer and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome will have access to new treatment options through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Charting the way forward for medical research fundingThe Albanese Government is seeking the views of researchers, consumers, industry, philanthropists and health service providers as part of reforming its investments in health and medical research.
Archives for former ministers
Media releases, speeches and transcripts from former ministers of the Health portfolio are available in the former ministers' media centre.
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