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22 December 2017

Celebrating 2017 and looking to 2018...


A Message from the Chief Executive of Multiple Sclerosis Australia Deidre Mackechnie:


As we wrap up another year and many of us look forward to festivities and holidays, I want to take this opportunity, on behalf of the team at Multiple Sclerosis...

medications
19 December 2017

PBAC outcomes for Ocrevus™ (ocrelizumab) for PPMS and MAVENCLAD (cladribine tablets) for RRMS

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

On Friday 15th December 2017, the PBAC announced they have not recommended...

Oceans crew
8 December 2017

ANCHORS AWAY AS 'OCEANS OF HOPE CHALLENGE' GOES TO NEW ZEALAND

Brighton based skipper Robert Munns will travel to New Zealand in November 2018 to take 35 adults with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) on his award-winning sailing challenge.

Robert, who lives with Multiple Sclerosis himself, created the...

International Day of Disability
1 December 2017

International Day of People with Disability - Sunday 3 December 2017

Sunday 3 December 2017 is International Day of People with Disability.

This is a great chance to reflect on what it means to live each day in a world with many barriers and restrictions for people with disability. Also, to look for ways to celebrate achievements and...

Rex Simmons and Ian Pennell
27 November 2017

2017 John Studdy Award winner announced

MS Australia is thrilled to announce that Dr Rex Simmons is the 2017 John Studdy Award recipient, in recognition of his outstanding achievement in the development of the Australian MS Longitudinal Study for the benefit of people affected by multiple sclerosis (...

mens group
2 November 2017

For Movember, Let’s talk Men’s Groups!

As we embrace Movember’s goal of shedding light on men’s health, we share with you the story behind a men’s MS support group. We hope this example will inspire any men out there that may be feeling isolated, detached, or unable to find their place, to find a way to be heard.

A proud...

NDIS
19 October 2017

MSA welcomes Productivity Commission findings and recent NDIA announcements

Productivity Commission report recognises disability sector issues

MS Australia joins other disability sector organisations in welcoming the findings of the recent report from the Productivity Commission’s review of NDIS costs.

The Commission’s report findings...

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17 October 2017

MS Australia Let Carers Know They Count

National Carers Week, 15-21 October, 2017

October 15-21 is National Carers Week – a chance to thank those who care for the 23,000+ people living with MS in Australia.

Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities in Australia and their caring roles are...

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9 October 2017

Mental Health Week & World Mental Health Day

Mental Health Week
Sunday 8 to Saturday 14 October 2017

World Mental Health Day
Tuesday 10 October 2017


Mental health issues are common for people living with MS. In fact, around half of people diagnosed will experience a depressive episode (which...

Older persons
28 September 2017

International Day of Older Persons

Sunday 1 October 2017 is International Day of Older Persons.

This is a great chance to think about and celebrate older people. In addition, reflect on what it’s like to live in a world with many barriers for older people, including those living with MS.

International Day of Older...

r u ok day
14 September 2017

R U OK? Day: Our friendly reminder to be friendly

As you may know, today is R U OK? Day, whose mission is to “inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.”

Mental health issues including depression are common for people...

Betty Cuthbert
7 August 2017

Vale Betty Cuthbert - A tribute to a great Australian who lived with MS

MS Australia mourns the passing of legendary Australian athlete, Elizabeth “Betty” Cuthbert AM, MBE, who has died after a long battle with MS aged 79.

Betty was dubbed the ‘Golden Girl’, when, at just 18, she completed in the (1956) Melbourne Olympics...

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