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9 October 2020

MS Australia’s response to Federal Budget 2020-21 – impact on the MS community


If we thought last year’s Federal Budget was unusual, coming as it did a month early at the beginning of an election campaign, then this year’s Budget (handed down on Tuesday 6 October), is extra-ordinary! 
We welcome this short-term, essential COVID...
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1 October 2020

MS Australia welcomes the Younger People in Residential Aged Care Strategy

MS Australia welcomes the release by the Australian Government of the ...

14 September 2020

The new edition of the Atlas of MS is now available!

Did you know that:

  • 2.8 million people worldwide have multiple sclerosis (nearly 26,000 in Australia)?
  • On average, a person is diagnosed with MS at 32 years of age?
  • Or that every 5 minutes, someone around the world is diagnosed with MS?

The Atlas of MS...

Catherine and Emily
8 September 2020

Diagnosis - time matters in MS

Whilst advances in health technologies mean the ability to diagnose MS is better than ever, unfortunately MS diagnosis is often delayed.
One major reason is that many women (and men) don’t join the dots around their health niggles. Furthermore, and significantly, as MS symptoms vary so...
Emily and Jemma
4 September 2020

We Won't Let it Win!

Multiple sclerosis won’t keep us away from our sporting passions.

Multiple sclerosis is a condition of the nervous system which affects over 25,600 Aussies. Although there’s no cure, this hasn’t stopped these two inspiring women from fulfilling...

MS treatments announcements from PBAC
21 August 2020

MS treatments announcements from PBAC

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) makes recommendations to the Australian Government about the medicines for subsidy through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

Today (21 August 2020), the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) made the following...

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25 June 2020

Neurological Alliance Australia (NAA) Joint Position Statement regarding Expanded Telehealth

The Neurological Alliance Australia has today issued a Joint Position Statement calling on the Australian Government to permanently extend the amendments made to MBS telehealth items introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These...
2 June 2020

MS organisations to ‘speak with one voice’

Australians living with multiple sclerosis will be represented by a single national body after the MS Australia Board endorsed an independent expert’s recommendation to bring MS Australia and its research subsidiary MS Research Australia closer together.
Given the tough...
27 May 2020

The PM sends greetings to the MS Community ahead of World MS Day

MS Australia is thrilled to receive a video message from the Prime Minister, sending greetings to the Australian MS community ahead of World MS Day this Saturday 30 May. 
As many of our community are aware, the Prime Minister has a personal connection to MS which he...
25 May 2020

Connecting this World MS Day!

With less than a week to go until World MS Day this Saturday 30 May, we wanted to share with you more about what we have planned, and how we can all connect with ourselves and each other!

When we looked at the new three-year World MS...

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19 May 2020

MS Australia partners with Women’s Health Week

MS Australia is pleased to announce a community partnership with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health for Women’s Health Week 2020.

The national health awareness campaign, held every September, raises awareness of the importance of maintaining good...

connections hub
18 May 2020

MS Australia Connections Hub launched today by Tim Ferguson

The 3-year (2020-2022) global World MS Day theme and campaign is Connections/MS Connections.
In Australia, World MS Day 2020 spotlights health and wellbeing, self-management of MS and self-care. 
The new MS Australia Connections Hub...