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Monday, 14 September 2009
Page: 9539

Debate resumed, on motion by Ms Hall:

That the House:

(1)   notes that:

(a)   National Stroke Awareness Week  is 14 to 20 September 2009;

(b)   60,000 people in Australia will suffer a stroke this year;

(c)   stroke is the second most prevalent cause of death, and leading cause of disability, in Australia;

(d)   one in seven people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime;

(e)   twenty per cent of all strokes occur in people under fifty years of age;

(f)   stroke costs Australia $2.14 billion a year, and is preventable; and

(g)   education plays an important role in reducing the occurrence of stroke; and

(2)   acknowledges the:

(a)   role played by the families and carers of stroke victims; and

(b)   National Stroke Foundation’s launch of its new Face, Arms, Speech, Time Campaign.