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27 June 2017

Model of neurological care in North and North West Tasmania needs to be addressed

MS Australia is disappointed to read in recent media reports that there have been problems with providing a neurological service in North and North West Tasmania (N&NWT).


elephant in the room
19 June 2017

World Continence Week (19-25 June 2017)

For many people living with MS, losing control of bodily functions is a day-to-day concern. 

This week’s ‘elephant in the room’ is Incontinence – not a popular topic, but one we should discuss!

Continence refers to our ability to hold it all in. It...

World MS Day 2017
31 May 2017

World MS Day today!


MS Australia (MSA) and the international MS community today recognise World MS Day.

MSA CEO Deidre Mackechnie says the 2017 World MS Day theme Life with MS is a great opportunity to focus on...

budget 2017
12 May 2017

MSA Responds to ‘Sliding Doors’ Budget

MS Australia (MSA) welcomes some good choices from the Government leading to positive outcomes for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the 2017/18 Australian Budget.

We express relief that punitive policies adopted in previous budgets have been rejected.

And we...

share tips for life with MS
10 May 2017

Videos show life with MS

The international MS community recognises World MS Day 2017 on 31 May.  In the lead up to this significant day, MS Australia (MSA) is launching a video series about the experience of living with MS.

The theme for World MS Day 2017 is Life with MS. This is a great opportunity to...

Australian parliament
9 May 2017

MS Australia Encouraged by Budget Leak on the NDIS

Hours before Treasurer Scott Morrison hands down the 2017 Budget, MS Australia is reading news reports that the government will tonight announce full funding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) beyond 2019, and that this is ‘forcing’ them to find an extra $6 billion in annual...

volunteers with Deb O'Neill
8 May 2017

MS Australia celebrates National Volunteer Week

(pictured: Volunteer National Advocates Erin Brady (left) and Lynne Smith (right) with NSW Senator Deb O’Neill (centre) at Parliament House, Canberra in March 2017.)

The annual National Volunteer Week celebrates the generous contribution of volunteers.

MS Australia...

Andrew Potter
4 May 2017

The Budget and Multiple Sclerosis

By Deidre Mackechnie, CEO - Multiple Sclerosis Australia
(pictured - Andrew Potter)
When Treasurer Morrison hands down the budget next week in the people’s house, there will be group of more than 23,000 people with an acute interest...
NAA leaders and friends
4 April 2017

We touched a nerve in Canberra!

Wednesday 22 March 2017
Parliament House

The Neurological Alliance Australia (NAA) was delighted with the response to our recent ...

Neurological Alliance
22 March 2017

Launch of Neurological Alliance Australia Joint Position Paper, Parliament House, Canberra

People with progressive neurodegenerative diseases in the NDIS

Ten national peak not-for-profit health organisations making up the Neurological Alliance Australia (NAA) are calling for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to transform the lives of over 850,000...

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...