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Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Page: 1108

Senator POLLEY (TasmaniaDeputy Government Whip in the Senate) (20:23): I rise tonight to join with a colleague from the other side in relation to ovarian cancer. I spoke on this issue earlier this month, because February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. As I said at that time, it is not an issue we should focus on only during the month of February. As we know, there are a number of people here in this chamber who have been directly affected by ovarian cancer, and a former senator put a lot of effort into making the awareness of ovarian cancer foremost in our minds. So I would just like to put it on my record again tonight.

There will be a breakfast tomorrow morning that people ought to be mindful of, not only for the women in this chamber and the women here listening to this debate but for the general community. I would just like to put that on my record and concur with the senators who spoke on this earlier this evening. Once again, I encourage women to look out for the signs and to use the ovarian cancer diary that is available to download off the website. I commend the people making the public and our families very aware of this important month.