My speech in Parliament on World Brain Day - 19 September, 2019

I spoke in Parliament this week on brain health and the great work being done at the Sunshine Hospital in Melbourne's west, which services a number of my constituents.

Professor Tissa Wijeratne, who is the chair of World Brain Day and heads up the Department of Neurology at Sunshine Hospital, hopes and aims to see the western suburbs of Melbourne become the nation's capital for migraine research, with the establishment of a national centre of excellence in the heart of the Melbourne's west.


He says:

"Australia is the only developed country with no national centre that is purely dedicated to the commonest medical disorder in the world that would drive research … We have some of the brightest and most brilliant young minds in the world. We need to create platforms for these younger and brighter minds to work with older minds collaboratively."