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15 September 2014

MS Research Australia joins the Progressive MS Alliance

MS Research Australia has joined MS organisations in the USA, UK, Italy, Denmark, Spain and Canada in a global alliance to end progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), making Australia the first member in the Southern Hemisphere to have a seat at the table.

The International Progressive MS...

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4 September 2014

UK Researchers discover new technique for treating auto-immune conditions

New research published in the scientific journal Nature Communications overnight shows researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered a way to stop immune cells from attacking healthy body tissue.

The discovery holds potential for thousands of Australians living with autoimmune...

brain cells
4 September 2014

UK Researchers discover new technique for treating auto-immune conditions

New research published in the scientific journal Nature Communications overnight shows researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered a way to stop immune cells from attacking healthy body tissue.

The discovery holds potential for thousands of Australians living with autoimmune...

7 July 2014

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

"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...

1 July 2014

Review of Federal Welfare System

In December 2013, the Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, commissioned a review of Australia’s welfare system.

The stated aim of the Review was “to identify improvements to ensure the social support system is sustainable, effective and coherent, and encourages people...

26 June 2014

MS Australia response to ABC Ramp Up piece

Here is a link to an opinion piece posted on ABC's Ramp Up today.

In reply, MS Australia CEO Debra Cerasa said...

"MS Australia and our state member organisations...

26 June 2014

MS Australia response to ABC Ramp Up piece

Here is a link to an opinion piece posted on ABC's Ramp Up today.

In reply, MS Australia CEO Debra Cerasa said...

"MS Australia and our state member organisations...

train stopped at platform
3 June 2014

Submissions open for review of Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport

The Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has published the draft report of its 2012 Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport.

This draft report follows the publishing in 2013 of the Transport Standards review Issues Paper...

21 May 2014

MS Australia writes to Federal Parliament

In the lead up to World MS Day, MS Australia will write to all sitting federal politicians (all 252 members) expressing our concerns about proposed measures included in the 2014-15 Federal Budget that we believe will impact people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS).

MS Australia will...

21 May 2014

MS Australia writes to Federal Parliament

In the lead up to World MS Day, MS Australia will write to all sitting federal politicians (all 252 members) expressing our concerns about proposed measures included in the 2014-15 Federal Budget that we believe will impact people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS).

MS Australia will...

MS campaigner Andrew Potter
20 May 2014

Tasmanian campaigner to lead MS Australia national advocacy effort

Tasmanian Andrew Potter has been appointed the new National Coordinator of the MS Australia Advocates program.

Mr Potter, from Ulverstone in the state’s north-west is approaching 25 years since his MS diagnosis. As National Coordinator of the MS Australia Advocates program he will be...

14 May 2014

2014-15 FEDERAL BUDGET RESPONSE

Last night the Federal Government handed down the 2014-15 Budget which included positives for people with MS, their carers and loved ones but also barriers that threaten to undermine the good news.

Specifically the budget included:

  • The announcement of a $20 billion Medical...

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