Campaign News

Government adds $142 million in medicines to PBS

As of July 1, 2017, the Federal Government has made AUD$142 million in new medicine listings to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), in a bid to make more medicines affordable to all Australians. Among the new listings, the PBS will fund access to vorinostat to treat patients living a subtype of blood cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma called…

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Queensland to bolster its biomedical industry with $4m injection

Addressing the BIO conference in San Diego on Monday, (June 19, 2017) QLD Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the launch of the Queensland Biomedical 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan, which aims to bolster the QLD economy by upwards of AUD$2 billion by investing in biomedical sciences. A press release issued by the Premier’s office explains that…

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Heather, 59 Volunteer & mother-of-two who was struck down by influenza for a fortnight, MELBOURNE

Community volunteer, mother-to-two adult children and “diehard Collingwood supporter” who was awarded a State medal for her bravery during the ‘Black Saturday’ bushfires of 2009, Heather, 59, Melbourne, enjoys the simple things in life, such as gardening, jigsaw puzzles and good coffee.  For years, Heather had a clean bill of health, until she contracted the…

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