New Hope for Australians Affected by Pancreatic Cancer

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   31 March 2022   The Morrison Government is today launching a new coordinated approach to tackling pancreatic cancer and has committed $20.3 million to improve outcomes and survival for Australians affected by the disease.   “Pancreatic cancer is the third…

Boost to Mental Health Support for FIFO and DIDO Workers

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   31 March 2022   The Morrison Government will provide $6 million to MATES in Construction to boost support in mental health…

More Personal Care Workers for In-Home Aged Care

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services Minister for Sport   30 March 2022   The Morrison Government has selected six organisations to drive its plan to grow the nation’s home care workforce by 13,000 over the…

Record Investment in the Future Health of Australia’s Health System

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Minister for Sport   The Hon. Dr David Gillespie MP Minister for Regional Health Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment Deputy Leader of the House   The Hon.…

Landmark PBS Listing for Australians with Cystic Fibrosis

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   27 March 2022   Australians with cystic fibrosis will soon have access to a new treatment following the listing of Trikafta® on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   From April 1, Trikafta® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) will be available on the…

Transcript – Press Conference – Gold Coast

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   25 March 2022   PRESS CONFERENCE GOLD COAST   E&OE…                       Topics: ATAGI advice on booster doses; national immunisation program; Ofev added to PBS listings;   ANGIE BELL: Good morning everybody. It’s wonderful to be here in the heart of the…

Australia’s Biosecurity Emergency Pandemic Measures to End

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   25 March 2022   Following medical advice, the Biosecurity Emergency Determination relating to COVID-19 for Australia will not be renewed when it lapses on April 17.   I am taking this decision now so as to provide forward guidance based…

On-site Pharmacists to Improve Medication Management in RACFs

  The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services Minister for Sport   25 March 2022   The Morrison Government will improve medication management and safety for aged care residents by investing $345.7 million for on-site pharmacists and…