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Statement from MS Australia President David Barnes AM on Multiple Sclerosis Society of South Australia and Northern Territory (MS SA/NT)

7 July 2014

"Today the Board of MS SA/NT will implement a number of recommendations from a recent independent review of their operations by MS Western Australia (MSWA).

“The recommendations will involve MS SA/NT receiving financial support from Multiple Sclerosis Australia and three sister societies, as well as ongoing managerial support from MSWA. This will enable MS SA/NT to restructure its operations, to improve its financial position, and allow them to deliver better services to people affected by MS.

“It will unfortunately also result in a number of current staff at MS SA/NT being retrenched.

“This was not a decision that was taken lightly. At the heart of it however is an aim to enable MS SA/NT to better meet the needs of people with MS, their carers and loved ones in the future.

“The recommendations will not impact the operations of MS Australia, MS Research Australia or any other state member organisation."

 For more information please see the following statement from MS Western Australia.