Health Portfolio – Ministerial Change

12 December 2011

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia welcomes the appointment of Tanya Plibersek to the crucial portfolio of Health. Minister Plibersek has been a strong performer for the Government, and now rises to the challenge of progressing important health reforms for the benefit of Australian consumers. As the Minister for Human Services, Ms Plibersek has had considerable involvement with community pharmacy issues through Medicare.

The Guild congratulates Ms Plibersek on her appointment and looks forward to working with her on the full range of issues within the pharmacy and broader health sectors.

We also welcome the elevation to Cabinet of the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler. This reflects the significance of mental health issues and of aged care. We look forward to working with Ministers Plibersek and Butler as they implement the enormous suite of health reforms.

The Guild also acknowledges and congratulates outgoing Health Minister Nicola Roxon on her appointment as Australia’s first female Attorney-General.

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Health Portfolio – Ministerial Change