The new federal health minister, replacing dumped former minister Sussan Ley, is Greg Hunt.
Mr Hunt was appointed health minister in a limited reshuffle of portfolios by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. He was formerly environment minister (from September 2013), serving first in the Abbott government and then in the Turnbull government.
With the re-election of the Turnbull government in 2016, Mr Hunt became industry, innovation and science minister. That portfolio is now held by Mr Arthur Sinodinos.
A substantial task lies ahead of Mr Hunt as his predecessor left many unresolved issues; work on the 2017-18 budget is already under way; decisions must be made about increases in private health insurance premiums for 2017; and surveys show public trust in the ability and willingness of the government to protect Medicare is slipping.