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Message from our CEO regarding the Federal Election

6 July 2016

As you know the result of the Federal election remains in doubt.

What is clear is that the Senate will have a large cross bench of many disparate parties and personalities and the Lower House looks headed for either a minority Government or a small majority Government for the Coalition.

MSA are working during this period of uncertainty to advance the commitments, set out in our Election Submission, that seek to improve the lives of people with MS and their friends and families.

We are communicating with Parliamentarians from all sides, and all people relevant to the negotiations for the formation of the new Government.

Prior to the election we received excellent engagement with our election requests and further commitments to work closely with MSA and MS Research Australia in the new Parliament; what we need is greater specificity of commitment.

In short we need agreement with all of our ‘asks’ in detail.  So far the only providers of this level of support have been some of the independents.

Be assured that we will continue to pursue this broader level of commitment, whether that take days, weeks, months or years.

We will keep you informed of any developments.


Deidre Mackechnie