Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced Greg Hunt as the new Minister for Health and Sport on Wednesday 19 January.
In his statement, Mr Hunt said he is deeply honored to take on the new and very important responsibility.
“My mother was a nurse. My wife is a nurse. All my life I have witnessed the absolute dedication of Australia’s medical professionals,” Mr Hunt said in his statement.
The new appointment was made after the resignation of Sussan Ley on Friday 13 January as the Minister for Health and Aged Care, and the Minister for Sport.
A number of key reforms must remain the focus for new Health Minister, including work to improve the affordability and transparency of private health insurance.
Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) CEO Mr Michael Roff welcomed Mr Hunt to the role, and looks forward to working with him...