I attended APAN’s annual dinner in Melbourne on Sunday night, 25th October. It was a great event and I am told that thousands of dollars were raised.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of welcoming to Parliament House Mr John Salisbury, who had just completed a 10-day trek in support of recognition of Palestinian statehood. John is a passionate advocate for the rights of the Palestinian people and, like the majority of Australians, he believes strongly that this parliament should follow the lead of the 136 of the 193 member states of the United Nations who have now recognised the state of Palestine.
That this House:
(1) notes that:
(a) October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that Monday, 26 October 2015 is Pink Ribbon Day; and
(b) breast cancer remains the most common cancer in Australian women and the second most common cancer to cause death in Australian women;
(2) calls on the Government to:
(a) support Breast Cancer Awareness Month;
(b) promote early detection; and
(c) encourage women, especially women aged 50 to 74 years, to have a mammogram every two years; and
(a) the invaluable work done by the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia, especially in supporting important research into treatment and a cure;
(b) the fundraising efforts of the broader community and pays tribute to the significant contribution the Australian public makes to the overall fundraising effort; and
(c) the heroic efforts of the women, men and their families who have experienced the breast cancer journey.