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

Head to Health pop-up Mental Health Clinic to Support Canberrans

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   Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja Minister for International Development and the Pacific Senator for the ACT   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   18 October 2021  …

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

  The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   17 October 2021   PRESS CONFERENCE CANBERRA   E&OE…                       Topics: New COVID-19 treatments; vaccination update; Doherty modelling, border restrictions; Environment.   GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be joined today by the Chief Medical Officer of Australia Professor Paul Kelly,…

Australia Secures Additional COVID-19 Treatments

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Australian Government has secured access to two additional COVID-19 treatments to support the National Plan to Transition Australia’s COVID-19 response, following expert medical advice.   Under a new agreement with Roche Products Pty Ltd, Australia will be supplied with…

More Australians set to Receive a Free Shingles Vaccine  

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   Australians aged between 71-79 years will continue to be able to receive a free Zostavax® shingles vaccine, with the Morrison Government extending the program for another two years to 31 October 2023.   Shingles is a painful rash which can…

Extending Support for Australian Families Following Infant Loss

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   15 October 2021   Extending support for Australian families following infant loss   The Morrison Government is providing $400,000 to fund an extension of the highly regarded Red Nose Hospital to Home Program for a further six months, which provides…

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   14 October 2021   PRESS CONFERENCE CANBERRA   E&OE…                       Topics: Pfizer application to provide the vaccine to 5 to 11 year olds; $30 million grant announcement, Indigenous vaccine rates,   GREG HUNT: Thank you to everybody for joining us today…

Transcript – Interview – Karl Stefanovic & Allison Langdon, The Today Show

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   14 October 2021   INTERVIEW WITH KARL STEFANOVIC AND ALLISON LANGDON THE TODAY SHOW   E&OE…                       Topics: Pfizer for children, Booster shots, QLD travel exemption.   ALLISON LANGDON:       Children as young five could soon be rolling up their sleeves for…

$30 million Investment in Research to Drive Better Health

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   14 October 2021   $30 million investment in research to drive better health   The Morrison Government is investing up to $30 million in health and medical research to help bring ground-breaking discoveries to fruition.   Through the Medical Research…

Transcript – Interview – Scott Emerson, 4BC Drive

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health   TRANSCRIPT   13 October 2021   INTERVIEW WITH SCOTT EMERSON 4BC DRIVE   E&OE…                       Topics: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for kids; QLD Travel Exemptions; Emissions Reduction.   SCOTT EMERSON: And we’re joined now by the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Minister thanks for being on 4BC…

Consultation Opens on Draft Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   13 October 2021   Consultation opens on draft Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan   The Australian government is calling for stakeholder input following the opening of the consultation period for the draft Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan.  …