AHHA welcomes Mark Butler as new Minister for Health and Ageing

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) welcomes the appointment of the Hon Mark Butler MP as Minister for Health and Aged Care and Ged Kearney MP as assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care. The AHHA shares their ongoing commitment to healthcare reform and wishes them the best in their new roles.

The AHHA also welcomes the Hon Linda Burney MP as Minister for Indigenous Australians and Emma McBride MP as Assistant Minister for Mental Health, and Rural and Regional Health.

‘The appointments of Mark Butler, Ged Kearney, Linda Burney and Emma McBride underline the commitment by the new Albanese Government to ensuring that Australia’s health system is able to continue meeting the needs of the communities it serves,’ says the Australian Healthcare and Hospital Associations Acting Chief Executive, Kylie Woolcock.

‘Over the past two years the pandemic has disrupted health care. Recognising this, Government must now introduce approaches to health care that provide value over volume; they must consider the population’s health, while ensuring that people and communities, including our most vulnerable, are placed at the centre of care.

The AHHA looks forward to continuing a strong relationship with both the Government and the Opposition in service of the Australian healthcare system.

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is the independent peak membership body and advocate for the Australian healthcare system and a national voice for universally accessible, high quality healthcare in Australia. 

Media enquiries: Kylie Woolcock, Acting Chief Executive, AHHA
0410 625 830