Put health check-ups first in 2022

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   Many of us have New Year’s resolutions but the most important one all Australians can make in 2022 is to get any health checks they put aside during the pandemic.   With the heavy focus on COVID-19 for the past…

New bowel cancer treatment on the PBS for Australians

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government continues to make important, life changing medicines available to Australians at affordable prices through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), including a new treatment for Australians with bowel cancer.   From 1 January 2022, Australians living with an…

$188 million to extend Indigenous anti-smoking program

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP Minister for Indigenous Australians   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government will invest a further $187.8 million in the highly successful Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program which is designed to reduce smoking in Aboriginal and Torres…

$15 million to drive medical research to the next level

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is investing more than $15 million in 19 innovative research projects that will drive better health care through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Development Grant scheme.   The grants will support researchers undertaking health…

Biosecurity Measures End in Ali Curung

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The measures put in place by the Australian Government to protect remote communities in the Northern Territory facing a COVID-19 outbreak have ended.   The determination under section 477 of the Commonwealth Biosecurity Act 2015 prevented people from entering or…

Medicare bulk billing remains high across Australia

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   High numbers of Australians continue to receive the medical care they need at no cost to themselves, with recent data showing almost 9 out of 10 visits to the GP in the last quarter were provided with no out-of-pocket cost…

Strengthening support for front line workforces as booster rollout continues

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Australian Government is ensuring the COVID-19 vaccine booster rollout continues at pace, investing over $120 million to support additional financial incentives for General Practice, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, Commonwealth Vaccination Clinics and community pharmacists providing booster vaccines in…