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Health Portfolio Ministers

13th Dec 2019 - 31st Jan 2020
Official portrait of Richard Colbeck
Senator for TAS Richard Colbeck
Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Minister for Youth and Sport
13th Dec 2019 - 31st Jan 2020
Official portrait of Greg Hunt
Member for Flinders Greg Hunt
Minister for Health, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service and Cabinet

Health Portfolio Outcomes

22 Outcomes were announced in the April 2019 PBS

Agency Outcome April 2019
Department of Health
Outcome 4:
Outcome 4: Access to cost-effective medicines, medical, dental and hearing services, and improved choice in health services, including through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Medicare, targeted assistance strategies and private health insurance
$45,426,548,000
Department of Health
Outcome 6:
Outcome 6: Improved wellbeing for older Australians through targeted support, access to quality care and related information services
$20,614,402,000
Department of Health
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Support for sustainable funding for public hospital services and improved access to high quality, comprehensive and coordinated preventive, primary and mental health care for all Australians, with a focus on those with complex health care needs and those living in regional, rural and remote areas, including through access to a skilled health workforce
$4,661,765,000
Department of Health
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Australia's health system is better equipped to meet current and future health needs by applying research, evaluation, innovation, and use of data to develop and implement integrated, evidence-based health policies, and through support for sustainable funding for health infrastructure
$1,391,138,000
National Blood Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Access to a secure supply of safe and affordable blood products, including through national supply arrangements and coordination of best practice standards within agreed funding policies under the national blood arrangements
$1,285,860,000
National Health and Medical Research Council
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Improved health and medical knowledge, including through funding research, translating research findings into evidence-based clinical practice, administering legislation governing research, issuing guidelines and advice for ethics in health and the promotion of public health
$925,638,000
Department of Health
Outcome 5:
Outcome 5: Protection of the health and safety of the Australian community and preparedness to respond to national health emergencies and risks, including through immunisation, initiatives, and regulation of therapeutic goods, chemicals, gene technology, and blood and organ products
$743,111,000
Australian Sports Commission
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Increased participation in organised sport and continued international sporting success including through leadership and development of a cohesive and effective sports sector, provision of targeted financial support, and the operation of the Australian Institute of Sport
$377,598,000
Australian Digital Health Agency
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: To deliver national digital healthcare systems to enable and support improvement in health outcomes for Australians
$241,431,000
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Protect and enhance the safety, health, wellbeing and quality of life of aged care consumers, including through effective engagement with them, regulation and education of Commonwealth-funded aged care service providers and resolution of aged care complaints.
$78,889,000
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: A robust evidence-base for the health, housing and community sectors, including through developing and disseminating comparable health and welfare information and statistics
$74,075,000
Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Improved access to organ and tissue transplants, including through a nationally coordinated and consistent approach and system
$49,291,000
Department of Health
Outcome 3:
Outcome 3: Improved opportunities for community participation in sport and recreation, excellence in high-performance athletes, and protecting the integrity of sport through investment in sport infrastructure, coordination of Commonwealth involvement in major sporting events, and research and international cooperation on sport issues
$46,886,000
Cancer Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Minimised impacts of cancer, including through national leadership in cancer control with targeted research and clinical trials; evidence informed clinical practice; strengthened national data capacity; community and consumer information and support
$33,523,000
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Protection of people and the environment through radiation protection and nuclear safety research, policy, advice, codes, standards, services and regulation
$27,931,000
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Promote improved efficiency in, and access to, public hospital services primarily through setting efficient national prices and levels of block funding for hospital activities
$23,345,000
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Improved safety and quality in health care across the health system, including through the development, support for implementation, and monitoring of national clinical safety and quality guidelines and standards
$20,769,000
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: A safe food supply and well-informed consumers in Australia and New Zealand, including through the development of food regulatory measures and the promotion of their consistent implementation, coordination of food recall activities and the monitoring of consumer and industry food practices
$19,257,000
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Protection of the health of athletes and the integrity of Australian sport including through engagement, deterrence, detection and enforcement to minimise the risk of doping
$18,099,000
National Mental Health Commission
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Provide expert advice to the Australian Government and cross-sectoral leadership on the policy, programs, services and systems that support mental health in Australia, including through administering the Annual National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, undertaking performance monitoring and reporting, and engaging consumers and carers
$12,389,000
Professional Services Review
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: A reduction of the risks to patients and costs to the Australian Government of inappropriate practice, including through investigating health services claimed under the Medicare and Pharmaceutical benefits schemes
$8,941,000
National Health Funding Body
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Provide transparent and efficient administration of Commonwealth, state and territory funding of the Australian public hospital system, and support the obligations and responsibilities of the Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool
$5,882,000

10 Outcomes have changed in the March 2020 PAES

Agency Outcome March 2020
Department of Health
Outcome 4:
Outcome 4: Access to cost-effective medicines, medical, dental and hearing services, and improved choice in health services, including through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Medicare, targeted assistance strategies and private health insurance
$46,489,174,000
Department of Health
Outcome 6:
Outcome 6: Improved wellbeing for older Australians through targeted support, access to quality care and related information services
$20,493,514,000
Department of Health
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Support for sustainable funding for public hospital services and improved access to high quality, comprehensive and coordinated preventive, primary and mental health care for all Australians, with a focus on those with complex health care needs and those living in regional, rural and remote areas, including through access to a skilled health workforce
$4,714,563,000
Department of Health
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Australia's health system is better equipped to meet current and future health needs by applying research, evaluation, innovation, and use of data to develop and implement integrated, evidence-based health policies, and through support for sustainable funding for health infrastructure
$1,411,673,000
Department of Health
Outcome 5:
Outcome 5: Protection of the health and safety of the Australian community and preparedness to respond to national health emergencies and risks, including through immunisation, initiatives, and regulation of therapeutic goods, chemicals, gene technology, and blood and organ products
$795,247,000
Australian Sports Commission
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Increased participation in organised sport and continued international sporting success including through leadership and development of a cohesive and effective sports sector, provision of targeted financial support, and the operation of the Australian Institute of Sport
$394,689,000
Department of Health
Outcome 3:
Outcome 3: Improved opportunities for community participation in sport and recreation, excellence in high-performance athletes, and protecting the integrity of sport through investment in sport infrastructure, coordination of Commonwealth involvement in major sporting events, and research and international cooperation on sport issues
$111,087,000
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Protect and enhance the safety, health, wellbeing and quality of life of aged care consumers, including through effective engagement with them, regulation and education of Commonwealth-funded aged care service providers and resolution of aged care complaints
$92,150,000
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Protection of people and the environment through radiation protection and nuclear safety research, policy, advice, codes, standards, services and regulation
$28,176,000
National Mental Health Commission
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Provide expert advice to the Australian Government and cross-sectoral leadership on the policy, programs, services and systems that support mental health in Australia, including through administering the Annual National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, undertaking performance monitoring and reporting, and engaging consumers and carers
$13,962,000

The Health Portfolio has 17 agencies in the PBS

AgencyApril 2019
1 Department of Health 72,883,850,000
2 National Blood Authority 1,285,860,000
3 National Health and Medical Research Council 925,638,000
4 Australian Sports Commission 377,598,000
5 Australian Digital Health Agency 241,431,000
6 Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission 78,889,000
7 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 74,075,000
8 Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority 49,291,000
9 Cancer Australia 33,523,000
10 Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency 27,931,000
11 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority 23,345,000
12 Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 20,769,000
13 Food Standards Australia New Zealand 19,257,000
14 Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority 18,099,000
15 National Mental Health Commission 12,389,000
16 Professional Services Review 8,941,000
17 National Health Funding Body 5,882,000

5 agencies in the Health Portfolio reported changes in the PAES

AgencyMarch 2020
1 Department of Health 74,015,258,000
2 Australian Sports Commission 394,689,000
3 Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission 92,150,000
4 Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency 28,176,000
5 National Mental Health Commission 13,962,000

12 agencies remain unchanged at March 2020

March 2020
1 Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 20,769,000
2 Australian Digital Health Agency 241,431,000
3 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 74,075,000
4 Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority 49,291,000
5 Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority 18,099,000
6 Cancer Australia 33,523,000
7 Food Standards Australia New Zealand 19,257,000
8 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority 23,345,000
9 National Blood Authority 1,285,860,000
10 National Health and Medical Research Council 925,638,000
11 National Health Funding Body 5,882,000
12 Professional Services Review 8,941,000

Program figures as at April 2018. Figures in billions

Engagement, Deterrence, Detection and Enforcement

Year to DateCurrentEstimateProjectionProjection
2018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
0.018 0.018 0.014 0.014 0.015

Revised figures PAES (changed programs only).