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President and Vice President with CEO and PM
10 December 2018

Multiple Sclerosis Australia – New President and Vice President Elected

(Pictured: Deidre Mackechnie (MS Australia CEO), Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Peter Day (MS Australia President) and Assoc Professor Des Graham (MS Australia Vice President)


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Deidre and Astrid
28 November 2018

MSIF World Conference 2018 Report

Advocacy, alliances, awareness, collaborations and other essentials

A vital part of the MS Australia role is to advocate, raise awareness and lobby for key and topical issues that impact people living with MS.

At a national level, we lobby to make...

17 September 2018

Royal Commission into Aged Care: A good start, but more needed!

MS Australia stands with Disability People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) in welcoming yesterday’s announcement by the Federal Government of a Royal Commission into Aged Care and the inclusion of young people with disability who live in nursing homes.


Scott Morrison
24 August 2018

MS Australia congratulates Scott Morrison, incoming Prime Minister of Australia

MS Australia extends congratulations to the Hon Scott Morrison MP, the next Prime Minister of Australia.

We note he has spoken candidly many times about his family connection with multiple sclerosis (MS). His empathy for people living with the condition and the challenges they face...

My Health
22 August 2018

My Health Record: a general practitioner’s view of the benefits to people with MS.

By Dr Annette Carruthers, General Practitioner and President, MS Australia Board of Directors.

In 2018, every Australian will get a My Health Record unless they opt out. If you don’t want a My Health...

17 August 2018

MAVENCLAD® (cladribine tablets) for RRMS

PBAC recommends PBS listing subject to Federal Health Minister’s approval

MS Australia reports today that MAVENCLAD® (cladribine tablets) has been recommended for listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for relapsing remitting MS (RRMS), by the...

dental health week
7 August 2018

It's time to brush up on MS & Dental Health

This week is Dental Health Week, and the theme for 2018 is “Watch your mouth: Not just your teeth, not just your gums, your whole mouth.”

Everyone’s dental health is important, yet for one reason or another sometimes we let it slide. For people with MS, there can...

medicinal cannabis
6 August 2018

Medicinal Cannabis in the news

You may have seen some attention in today’s media around medicinal cannabis...

woman at desk
30 July 2018

My Health Record in the news (UPDATE)

Following the recent Federal Government opt out announcement, My Health Record is currently one of the most talked...

unmapped mind
26 July 2018

Book review: 'The Unmapped Mind' - Christian Donlan

Reviewed by Astrid Edwards 



Rarely have I been so delighted by a memoir about Multiple Sclerosis. I recommend Christian Donovan’s The Unmapped Mind: A memoir of neurology, incurable disease and learning how to live (2018) to anyone diagnosed with MS...
16 July 2018

My Health Record in the news

MS Australia continues to monitor with interest the progress of the Federal Government’s My Health Record.


mens health week
12 June 2018

Men’s Health Week 2018 – Making Health Connections

Whilst MS affects roughly three times as many women than men, recently released prevalence figures indicate that nearly 8000 men in Australia deal with MS on a daily basis. (1)

Research also indicates that the more severe and less treatable form of the condition – Primary progressive MS (...