MS Australia's advocacy team is regularly looking for opportunities to contribute to policy development and government reviews.
MS Australia Submissions:
Note: (1) : joint submission with MS
(2) : joint submission with MS Research Australia
(3) : joint submission with Neurological Alliance Australia (NAA)
MS Australia Submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee:
One area of advocacy we are particularly passionate about is advocating for greater access to affordable treatments for people with MS. MSA and MS Research Australia work together closely on treatment and research advocacy. No two cases of MS are the same and there is no one size fits all treatment for the disease. MS Australia regularly makes submissions supporting the listing of MS treatments on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) so that people with MS and their neurologists have greater choice and flexibility to find the treatment method that best suits them. The research and medication information contained in these submissions is provided by MS Research Australia.
MS Australia has also developed National Position Statements which reflect MS Australia's view on key areas of importance for the MS community.