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Ministerial Responsibilities

Ministerial Responsibilities (as at 30 June)

The Hon Greg Hunt MP

This image depicts the Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service and Cabinet.

Minister for Health and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service and Cabinet

As Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, holds overarching responsibility for the Portfolio.

Portfolio Responsibilities
Departmental Outcomes

Outcome 1: Health System Policy, Design and Innovation
Outcome 2: Health Access and Support Services
Outcome 4: Individual Health Benefits
Outcome 5: Regulation, Safety and Protection

Portfolio Entities/Statutory Office Holders
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Cancer Australia
Australian Digital Health Agency
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
National Blood Authority
National Health Funding Body
National Health and Medical Research Council
National Mental Health Commission
Professional Services Review

​Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

This image depicts Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians and Minister for Youth and Sport.

Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians and Minister for Youth and Sport

As Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians and Minister for Youth and Sport, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck has responsibility for the following:

Portfolio Responsibilities
Departmental Outcomes

Outcome 2: Health Access and Support Services
Outcome 3: Sport and Recreation
Outcome 6: Ageing and Aged Care

Portfolio Entities/Statutory Office Holders

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
Aged Care Pricing Commissioner
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
Australian Sports Commission (Sport Australia)
Australian Sports Foundation
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Gene Technology Regulator

The Hon Mark Coulton MP

This image depicts the Hon Mark Coulton MP, Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government and Assistant Trade and Investment Minister.

Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government and Assistant Trade and Investment Minister

As Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, the Hon Mark Coulton MP, has responsibility for the following:

Portfolio Responsibilities
Departmental Outcomes

Outcome 1: Health System Policy, Design and Innovation
Outcome 2: Health Access and Support Services
Outcome 4: Individual Health Benefits
Outcome 5: Regulation, Safety and Protection

Portfolio Entities/Statutory Office Holders
National Rural Health Commissioner
Organ and Tissue Authority (Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority)
National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme

Ministerial Changes

On 28 August 2018, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP’s new Ministry was sworn in. The Hon Greg Hunt MP continued in his role as Minister for Health. Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie was appointed as Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation. The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP continued as Minister for Indigenous Health, and was appointed Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care.

On 26 May 2019, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, announced changes to the Ministry following the 2019 Federal election. On 29 May 2019, the Hon Greg Hunt MP continued in his role as Minister for Health and was appointed Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service and Cabinet. Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck was sworn in as the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, and Minister for Youth and Sport. The Hon Mark Coulton MP was sworn in as the Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, Assistant Trade and Investment Minister.

The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP left the portfolio to become the Minister for Indigenous Australians. Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie left the portfolio to become the Minister for Agriculture.

The current Health Portfolio Ministers and further details of their responsibilities are available at: www.health.gov.au/ministers

The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP

This image depicts the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, former Minister for Aged Care, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health.

Minister for Aged Care (24 January 2017 to 28 August 2018)
Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care (28 August 2018 to 29 May 2019)
Minister for Indigenous Health (24 January 2017 to 29 May 2019)

Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

This image depicts Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, former Minister for Rural Health and Minister for Sport.

Minister for Rural Health (20 December 2017 to 28 August 2018)
Minister for Sport (20 December 2017 to 29 May 2019)