Media Releases

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…

Nominating Outstanding Achievement Across the Mornington Peninsula

THE HON. GREG HUNT MP Federal Member for Flinders Minister for Health and Aged Care   THE HON STUART ROBERT MP Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is encouraging Australians to consider a person or business for a 2021 Australian Training Award, with nominations…

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…

Maintaining Men’s Health Across the Mornington Peninsula

THE HON. GREG HUNT MP Federal Member for Flinders Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon Mark Coulton MP Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   As part of Men’s Health Week, the Australian Government is encouraging Men’s Sheds across the Mornington Peninsula to apply for…

$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…

Updated ATAGI Advice Regarding AstraZeneca Vaccine

The Australian Government has today received updated advice from the expert vaccine body, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) about the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.   The experts at ATAGI have today updated their advice to recommend the Pfizer vaccine be preferred for adults aged 59 and under.   The Government fully accepts the…