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Brain Health guide for people with multiple sclerosis
1 August 2016

Brain Health Guide

MS Australia is pleased to share the recently released resource ‘Brain health: a guide for people with multiple sclerosis’:

NDIS roll out begins
25 July 2016

NDIS roll out begins

MS Australia was pleased to see the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) roll out started on time, on 1 July 2016.

Whilst not all people with multiple sclerosis have had access to the...

"Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis" 2nd Edition
18 July 2016

"Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis" 2nd Edition

Professor George Jelinek’s ‘Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis’ second edition just published.

The revised, updated book is an ‘evidence-based 7 step recovery program’ exploring MS management including ‘…diet, exercise, sunlight and stress reduction, together with medication...

Last year's John Studdy winner, Lina Marrocco
11 July 2016

Nominate your MS hero for the MSA 2016 John Studdy award!

Nominations open for our most prestigious Award.

The Multiple Sclerosis Australia John Studdy Award recognises outstanding consistent and selfless provision of meritorious service to people living with MS.

If you know someone making a tangible...

6 July 2016

Message from our CEO regarding the Federal Election

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....

Our 10 Election Commitments
30 June 2016

Responses from the 3 Major Parties to our 10 Election Commitments

Australia will go to the polls this Saturday, 2 July 2016 to elect the Australian Government.  Many people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) in Australia will be very interested in the outcome. 

On 4 May MSA, on behalf of the MS community in Australia,  launched our...

23 May 2016

More NDIS Mythbusting

This week we look at busting some NDIS myths…

I would be better off keeping my mobility allowance rather than losing it when I become a participant of the NDIS. 

Maybe. However your NDIS plan will include any reasonable and necessary transport related funded...

10 May 2016

MSA welcomes new Commissioners

We congratulate the Attorney General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC for the appointment of three new Commissioners to the Australian Human Rights Commission, and particularly welcome the reinstatement of a dedicated Disability Discrimination Commissioner.

MSA looks forward to...

4 May 2016

MS Australia responds to 2016 Budget

Last night’s Budget presented us with some matters of concern for people living with MS in Australia. In addition to this there were a number of measures which will require further analysis and explanation before we are able to fully understand the impact they will have.

More than 23,000...

3 May 2016

MS Australia Launches Election Submission

On May 5 the Commonwealth Parliamentary Friends of MS will host the launch of the Election Submission from MS Australia (MSA) at Parliament House Canberra.

We will be unveiling the ten election commitments we are seeking from all sides of politics on behalf of Australians affected by MS...

2 May 2016

NDIS trials in WA expanded

It has been announced that the rollout of the NDIS in Western Australia has been pushed back to mid-next year but that the trials will be expanded.

More people in Western Australia will gain access to the NDIS over the next year with both the Commonwealth and the Western Australian...

2 May 2016

New research sheds light on the role Vitamin D plays in MS

There was a buzz in the media over the weekend following new research published in the Journal of Genes & Immunity which has identified the genetic switch which shows how immune cells are controlled by vitamin D, shedding light on how it may be used as a therapy for MS.