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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...
new MS chairman
7 May 2014

New MS President brings wealth of experience to the role

MS Australia, the peak body representing more than 23,000 Australian’s living with Multiple Sclerosis, has appointed Mr David Barnes AM as their new President.

The MS Australia Board of Directors congratulates Mr Barnes on his appointment. He has a proud history working with the multiple...

new MS chairman
7 May 2014

New MS President brings wealth of experience to the role

MS Australia, the peak body representing more than 23,000 Australian’s living with Multiple Sclerosis, has appointed Mr David Barnes AM as their new President.

The MS Australia Board of Directors congratulates Mr Barnes on his appointment. He has a proud history working with the multiple...

vale john struddy
2 May 2014

Vale John Studdy (AM) 19.7.1929 – 16.4.2014

Australia’s multiple sclerosis community was saddened recently to learn of the death of one of its great supporters and contributors, John Studdy who died on 16 April 2014.

John Studdy graduated from the University of Sydney in 1952 with a Bachelor of Economics and, while studying,...

26 March 2014

NDIS unaffordable? That doesn't add up

There has been discussion today regarding commentary that the NDIS is unaffordable. Bruce Bonyhady sets the record straight on ABC's Ramp Up.

"NDIA Chairman Bruce Bonyhady says it's time to set the record straight: not having the NDIS will cost Australian taxpayers more and won't deliver...

17 February 2014

NDS News Update

NDIS receives its first half-yearly report

The first six-monthly National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) report shows that the average size of packages in trial sites is falling (but still 15% above the benchmark), and that planning is slow. A plan takes an average of 63 days to...

17 February 2014

NDS News Update

NDIS receives its first half-yearly report

The first six-monthly National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) report shows that the average size of packages in trial sites is falling (but still 15% above the benchmark), and that planning is slow. A plan takes an average of 63 days to...

12 February 2014

New international survey on bladder and bowel issues

The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation, in line with the next edition of their magazine 'MS in Focus' is conducting an international (anonymous) survey of people with MS who experience bladder and bowel issues.

The survey, which is only available in English, should only...

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