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International Women's Day
7 March 2017

MSA celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is close to our heart!

With a high proportion of the 23,000 plus people living with MS in Australia women (75%) and globally, twice as many women as men with MS, we are keen to mark this special day.

 We know that for women, MS often hits when...

Greg Hunt
22 February 2017

MS Australia welcomes new Health Minister

The national peak body for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), MS Australia congratulates and looks forward to working with the new Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt.

MS Australia (MSA) works with and represents our state and territory member organisations to meet the needs of the at...

Kurt Fearnley
14 February 2017

MS Australia backs Kurt Fearnley


MSA welcomed and supported paralympian and disability advocate Kurt Fearnley’s recent comments...

19 December 2016

MSA, 2016 – the year that was….

Our work in 2016 included some really important advocacy activities. 

In the lead up to the July Australian Federal election, we raised issues of ongoing concern with both major parties, plus several independents. The MSA team developed an...

Anna Epifano Warmth Wise
13 December 2016

The Creative Arts and Wellbeing

(artwork: Warmth & Wise - Anna Epifano, as part of Art with Heart: MS Art Exhibition)

The Creative Arts can have a positive and powerful effect on a person’s wellbeing including healing, pain management and state of mind. Art forms such as painting, writing, film and music...

inside of a bus
5 December 2016

MS Australia opposes cuts to Transport funding

MS Australia (MSA) supports People with Disability Australia and Vision Australia’s call to block a Bill that will reduce transport support for people with disability.
As outlined in the 30 November 2016 PWDA and Vision Australia media release (link below), this...
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28 November 2016

International Day of People with Disability - Saturday 3 December 2016

Saturday 3 December 2016 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 abilities.


MSA board president Ian Pennell presents the 2016 John Studdy award to Therese Burke
21 November 2016

2016 John Studdy Award winner announced

MS Australia is thrilled to announce that Therese Burke is the 2016 John Studdy Award recipient, for her many achievements and for making a tangible difference to the multiple sclerosis (MS) community.

MS Australia CEO Deidre Mackechnie said: “We’d like to thank...

toy house
14 November 2016

Liveable Housing – an MSA focus area – part two

We recently explored the link between house design and wellbeing - how good design of space and surroundings can provide independence and make a tangible difference to how we feel.  

We referenced some exciting projects with a ‘liveable housing’ focus – new and underway - with smart,...

25 October 2016

MS Australia thanks carers – part two – some personal reflections

Last week, MS Australia marked National Carers Week (16-22 October 2016) in a news piece about the important carer role, government changes that will likely impact on carers and the importance of advocacy work in this area.

This week, we continue our focus on carers through more personal...

23 October 2016

Media Reports about Stem Cell treatments

Here is our partner, MS Research Australia's response to tonight's 60 Minutes story on stem cell treatments and MS. MS Australia remains dedicated to making available all safe and effective treatments for MS.

To read their full response, please visit MS Research Australia's...

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19 October 2016

NDIS Dispute in ACT must be resolved urgently

MS and MS Australia joins other disability representatives and advocacy organisations in calling for the Australian and ACT governments to urgently resolve any dispute that will interfere with people being able to participate in the NDIS in the ACT.

People living with multiple sclerosis...