Two Year Anniversary of the National Incident Centre

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   As we return to many of the freedoms we took for granted before COVID-19, it is important to acknowledge the service of all those who have been involved in the heath response to the pandemic.   The National Incident Centre…

Start of COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Program

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   Today, the Australian Government’s COVID-19 booster vaccination rollout program officially gets under way, with the initial focus on residential aged care and disability facilities.   Everyone living in Australia aged 18 and over who has completed their primary two-dose course…

$62 million in Grants to Improve Australians Health

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon. Dr David Gillespie MP Minister for Regional Health Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment Deputy Leader of the House   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is supporting nine Australian researchers with almost $62 million to improve the…

$239 million for Australian Health and Medical Researchers

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   4 November 2021   $239 million for Australian health and medical researchers   248 innovative research projects will receive a share of $239 million from the Morrison Government to help advance our understanding of a wide range of health and…

New and amended PBS listings to help the Mornington Peninsula

THE HON. GREG HUNT MP Federal Member for Flinders Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   Since 1st of November 2021, residents across the Mornington Peninsula with a respiratory illness, early onset puberty and blood cancer have improved access to subsidised medicines through new and amended listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme…

World-leading Appointment for Australian Disaster Response Expert

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The strategic founder of Australia’s National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC), Professor Leonard Notaras AO, has been appointed Chair of the World Health Organization’s Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Strategic Advisory Group (SAG).   Professor Notaras has a long…

Medicare to Fund Allied Health Case Conferencing

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   New Medicare items will encourage eligible health providers to work together more closely to support the health of vulnerable Australians.   From today, allied health professionals will – for the first time – be reimbursed through Medicare for taking part…

Additional Support for Australian Men Battling Prostate Cancer

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE From 1 November 2021, Australian men with prostate cancer will have access to a new medication at an affordable price, thanks to the Morrison Government.   Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men in Australia and the third…