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Thursday, 3 February 1994
Page: 264

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled:

The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia:

  (a) deplores the fact that six Australian women per day die from breast cancer and notes the possibility of contracting breast cancer is as high as one chance in sixteen for Australian women;

  (b) recognises the fact that breast cancer has the potential to affect every Australian family;

  (c) recognises that there are inadequate research funds available to help combat breast cancer;

  (d) notes that extent of research funding expenditure on other medical conditions with significantly lower mortality rates such as the HIV virus;

  (e) calls on the Federal Government to provide more funds for breast cancer research; and,

  (f) recommends that the Government introduces tax incentives for donations to breast cancer research in the order of 150% to encourage community support to help eliminate this disease and to increase the availability of research funds.

We therefore request that the Parliament take steps to ensure that greater resources are made available for research into breast cancer.