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Australian Democrats support our cause
President, ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc
June 17, 2004
Members will be interested to hear that the Australian Democrats Senator, Lyn Allison, has once again promoted awareness of ME/CFS within the Federal Parliament.
Simon Molesworth QC, President of the National Association of ME/CFS Societies, has written thanking the Democrats.
Letter of thanks from Simon Molesworth
Would you please pass on to Senator Lyn Allison, and all the Democrats Senators, the deep appreciation of the CFS/ME societies around Australia and the National Association for raising awareness of the serious issues facing those afflicted with CFS and their carers in Australia.
We look forward to hearing the outcome of the Senate Motion in that its calls for support and action from the Commonwealth Government. Given the bland responses from the Government to such questions in previous years, essentially saying that some funding has been provided in the past for some research and that the States are primarily responsible for the organisations and groups that provide support services, we believe that it is essential that any response be questioned and debated. It would also be helpful if that debate could be taken into the press.
We will ensure that all the CFS/ME Society newsletters around Australia report the fact that the Senate agreed to this important Motion introduced by Senator Allison.
Thank you again,
Australian Democrats – Senate supports CFS Motion
For your information
On the 15th of June 2004, the Senate agreed to the Motion put forward by Senator Allison regarding Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia. The wording of the motion is below:
I give notice that on the next day of sitting I will move that the Senate:
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