New and Amended PBS Listings to Help Thousands of Australians

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   30 October 2021   New and amended PBS listings to help thousands of Australians   From 1 November 2021, Australians with a respiratory illness, early onset puberty and blood cancer will have improved access to subsidised medicines through new and…

Supporting and Strengthening Primary Care as Australia Opens Up

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Australian Government is taking further steps to support and strengthen the health system as we open up to living with COVID-19 under phases B and C of the National Plan to transition Australia’s National COVID Response, as agreed by…

TGA Approval for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   27 October 2021   The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 18 years and older.   The TGA approval means that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been found safe and…

Making it Easier for Senior Australians to Access and Navigate 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   Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds CSC Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister for Government Services   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is…

Record Female Representation on new NHMRC Council

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government has announced the membership of the Council of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).   The new Council will play a key role in supporting the NHMRC in its mission of building a healthy Australia.…

Australia launches latest COVID-19 vaccine Communications Campaign

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The next phase of the Australian Government’s vaccine communication campaign launches today, with the message ‘we’re almost there Australia’, reminding people that with increasing vaccinations we are able to return to a more normal, free life.   Whilst we have…

New help for Australians on the IVF Journey

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is giving Australians new support on their IVF journey, providing Medicare rebates for testing services that can help prevent them passing serious genetic disorders onto their child.   Until now, people who know they are carriers of…

Breast Cancer Treatment Expanded on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is helping improve access to an important treatment for Australians battling a form of breast cancer.   From 1 November 2021, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing of Verzenio® (abemaciclib) will also be expanded for use in…

Medicare Rebates for Bowel Inflammation Testing

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   24 October 2021   Medicare rebates for bowel inflammation testing   From 1 November 2021, patients with chronic bowel inflammation will be able to claim a Medicare rebate for non-invasive laboratory tests, reducing the need for diagnostic endoscopy and colonoscopy…