Senate Select Committee
In early 2017,
the brain cancer community united to have its voice heard when more than 260
people wrote a submission to the Senate Select Committee into Funding for
Research into Low Survival Cancers, with a strong focus on brain cancer.
Senator Catryna Bilyk is chairing the committee, which will provides the brain cancer community an opportunity to have a say on what they think should be done to give people with brain cancer a better chance to survive. The Committee will compile its recommendations in a report to Government in November 2017.
People living with brain cancer have faced unacceptably low survival rates for far too long and Cure Brain Cancer Foundation has been calling for the Government to shine a spotlight on brain cancer for several years. The Senate Select Committee is an important opportunity to ensure the Government urgently prioritises brain cancer, commits to significantly improve funding, and adopts a planned approach to giving people with brain cancer a better chance to survive.
deadline for submissions (31 March, 2017) has now passed, there are a number of
opportunities for members of the brain cancer community to continue to be
involved in the process before it concludes.Here is a guide to help you write your submission. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNE 2017: PUBLIC HEARINGS:
Several individuals and organisations, who made formal submissions to the Committee, will speak at these Hearings, and members of the public are invited to watch the proceedings at each venue. Spaces are limited and vary depending on venue, and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. The full schedule for each Hearing can be found here.
Thursday 18 to Friday 19 May, Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Sydney - EVENT CLOSED
Tuesday 6 June,
Mercure Hotel Brisbane, Taldora Room, 85-87 North Quay
Cancer Foundation will be presenting from 11.15am in Brisbane, and will be
hosting an informal catch up at MRepublic Bar & Restaurant on Level 2 of
the Mercure from midday
Click here to join
our special Facebook event for the Brisbane Public Hearing
June, Stamford Plaza, Balmoral Room, 111 Little Collins Street
Click here to join
our special Facebook event for the Melbourne Public Hearing
Thursday 8 June, Parliament House Room 2S3, Canberra
Click here to join our special Facebook event for the Canberra Public Hearing.
Once the round
of Public Hearings are complete, the Senate Select Committee will develop a
report containing its recommendations on how to address funding and focus for
rare cancers, including brain cancer.
Cure Brain Cancer will continue to be a strong voice for the brain cancer community, fighting to give people with brain cancer to have a better chance to survive, and will keep you updated with progress. If you would like to become more involved in our campaign, please email email@example.com.
Read Cure Brain Cancer Foundation's Submission Here