Health

As Minister for Health, Greg is committed to ensuring all Australians are able to see a doctor when they need to and can receive medicine when they are unwell.

Health is about working with our excellent nurses, doctors, researchers, and all our healthcare professionals.

The Morrison Government has a rock solid commitment to Medicare. It is key to Australia’s successful healthcare system.

Mental health is an issue that is particularly important to Greg. He wants to be a strong advocate for greater understanding and community awareness, and to ensure we have the necessary resources to help deal with this very important issue.

Health is essential to ensuring all Australians can lead fulfilling lives.

For more information on what Greg is doing for Health, please visit www.health.gov.au

New CEO to Lead Health and Welfare Data Agency

New CEO to lead health and welfare data agency   The Morrison Government welcomes the appointment of Mr Robert Heferen to lead the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).   With more than 30 years’ experience in the public service, Mr Heferen will take on the role of Chief Executive Officer from early July,…

Suicide Prevention Research Grants to Improve Crisis Response

    The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon. David Coleman MP Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE     The Morrison Government is investing $2.53 million in two research projects to improve support for Australians experiencing emotional…

PBS listings to support patients with mesothelioma

From July 1, thousands of Australians and their families suffering from rare cancers and genetic disorders are set to benefit from expanded listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   We are expanding the listing for Opdivo® and Yervoy® (nivolumab and ipilimumab), for the treatment of patients with unresectable malignant mesothelioma.   Unresectable malignant mesothelioma…

PBS Listings to Support Patients With Mesothelioma

From July 1, thousands of Australians and their families suffering from rare cancers and genetic disorders are set to benefit from expanded listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   We are expanding the listing for Opdivo® and Yervoy® (nivolumab and ipilimumab), for the treatment of patients with unresectable malignant mesothelioma.   Unresectable malignant mesothelioma…

$74 million Investment in Australian-led Clinical Trials

A study involving 15,000 Australians which aims to develop a next-generation, standardised diagnosis for melanoma is one of 30 clinical trials and cohort studies to be funded through the Morrison Government’s $74 million investment to find better ways to prevent, detect and treat disease.   The $3.2 million melanoma cohort study, led by Associate Professor…

$26 million to Boost Headspace Services for Young Australians

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon. David Coleman MP Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is investing an additional $26 million in headspace services to ensure that young people can access mental health…

Helping Multicultural Communities Share COVID-19 Vaccine Info

 The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon. Alex Hawke MP Minister for Immigration, Citizenship Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   The Australian Government is investing over $1 million for targeted communication campaigns to ensure multicultural communities throughout Australia have the information they need about…

Transcript – Interview – A Current Affair

 The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health   TRANSCRIPT   17 June 2020   INTERVIEW WITH TRACY GRIMSHAW A CURRENT AFFAIR   E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 vaccine rollout;   TRACY GRIMSHAW First, another shake-up in Australia’s controversial vaccine rollout. Tonight, plenty of people in their 50s who’ve had the AstraZeneca jab are nervous because…

Transcript – Interview – 2GB Drive

 The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health   TRANSCRIPT   17 June 2020   INTERVIEW WITH JIM WILSON 2GB DRIVE   E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 vaccine rollout;   JIM WILSON: Now, I mentioned this in my opener.  ATAGI, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, has today recommended the AstraZeneca vaccine only be administered…

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   17 June 2021   PRESS CONFERENCE CANBERRA   E&OE…                       Topics: ATAGI COVID-19 advice update.   GREG HUNT: And good afternoon, everybody. I’m joined by Lieutenant General JJ Frewen, the head of Operation Covid Shield, Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly, and…