COVID-19 Emergency Measures Extended for a Further Three Months

The Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The human biosecurity emergency period under the Biosecurity Act 2015 will be extended for a further three months.   The emergency period, which has been in place since 18 March 2020 to protect Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic, will continue…

Increased Workforce Support for 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 The Hon. Alex Hawke MP Minister for Immigration, Citizenship Migrant Services, and Multicultural Affairs   30 August 2021   Increased workforce support for aged care  …

Breakthrough PBS Listings to Benefit Thousands of Australians

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   29 August 2021   Breakthrough PBS listings to benefit thousands of Australians   From 1 September 2021, thousands of Australians living with schizophrenia, liver disease, lymphoma and anaphylaxis will have access to new treatments through new and amended listings on…

No Fault Indemnity Scheme

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   28 August 2021   No Fault COVID-19 Indemnity Scheme    The Morrison Government has finalised the details of the no fault COVID-19 Vaccine Claim Scheme following extensive consultation with the peak medical, healthcare, business and insurance sectors to ensure a…

Children Aged 12 to 15 Years Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

MEDIA RELEASE Prime Minister, Minister for Health and Aged Care, Minister for Education and Youth   Children aged between 12 and 15 years will be able to book a COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine from September 13 following the Morrison Government’s decision to implement expert medical advice. Bookings will be available through GPs, Commonwealth Vaccination Clinics and…

Morrison Government Introduces New Agriculture Visa

THE HON. GREG HUNT MP Federal Member for Flinders Minister for Health and Aged Care   THE HON. DAVID LITTLEPROUD MP Federal Member for Maranoa Minister for Agricultural and Northern Australia   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government has made history by delivering a vital agricultural visa to help rural and regional Australia.   The…

Australian Childhood Immunisation Rates go From Strength to Strength

The Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   Australia continues to be an immunisation nation as parents protect their children from disease at record rates.   2021 second quarter results show Australia has remained above the national immunisation target of 95% for all five-year olds at 95.18%.  …

TGA Approves New COVID-19 Treatment for Use in Australia

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   Australians with COVID-19 who are at risk of hospitalisation will now have access to an additional antibody treatment, as the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced today it has granted provisional approval for sotrovimab to be used in Australia.   Earlier…