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Tuberculosis: The Global Health Emergency

Twenty five years ago, the World Health Organization declared tuberculosis a global emergency. Since then, this disease has been responsible for 50 million deaths across the world.

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The Chronicle: NDIS

When Canberra became one of the first cities in Australia to trial the National Disability Insurance Scheme, we did so with a great sense of optimism and hope. 

 

We realised its life-changing potential for people with disability and their families and carers. And the opportunities it offered through choice

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The Chronicle: Women's Health Week

As an Endometriosis Ambassador, I’m delighted Women’s Health Week in September is shining a light on an insidious disease that affects one in ten women in Australia.

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Endometriosis Finally in National Spotlight

I want to thank the member for Forrest for this motion and for her years and years of fighting to have endometriosis recognised by the leaders of our nation. And I want to thank her daughter, Kylie, for her courage. I want to thank the member for Boothby for reaching across the aisle to join with the member for Forrest and me in establishing the Parliamentary Friends of Endometriosis Awareness, which we launched last December.

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Is My Health Record Cyber Resilient?

Last week, the Turnbull Government announced the roll out of phase two of My Health Record. The roll out means every Australian's private health information will be stored online – unless they opt out.

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Let's Talk About The Cyber Resilience of my Health Record

Last week, the Turnbull Government announced the rollout of phase two of My Health Record.

The rollout means every Australian's private health information will be stored online – unless they opt out.

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Canberrans Still Disappointed by the NDIS

My community newsletter, The Bulletin, has been hitting letterboxes in Canberra across the last two weeks. On the front page is a story about the NDIS forum that I hosted in March with the shadow minister for disability and carers. That forum was held in response to my office being inundated with distressed parents, families and friends who are dealing with the NDIS and the NDIA, particularly over the summer break.

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Emelia's NDIS experience

Emelia is seven years old. Emelia suffers from brittle bone syndrome. Emelia has been waiting for the NDIA to approve modifications to her family's home so that she can have some independence and be a regular kid.

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NDIS failures hurting Canberrans

The Social Services portfolio has had four ministers in four years, a revolving door of ministers, with each new minister failing to address the ongoing issues with the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Together we are ending the silence on endo

Last night, I was reminded about why I'm in politics. 

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