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HEALTH—INTERNATIONAL BRAIN TUMOUR AWARENESS WEEK

Senator McEwen, at the request of Senator Bilyk and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1003—That the Senate acknowledges:

 (a) that the week beginning 28 October 2012 is International Brain Tumour Awareness Week and, in doing so, acknowledges the impact brain tumours have on patients, their families and the community; and

 (b) the statistics, which show that:

  (i) brain tumours are the second highest cause of death in children aged 10 to 14 years, second only to accidental drowning,

  (ii) brain tumours are the highest cause of cancer-related death in females under 40 and males under 44,

  (iii) between 2006 and 2010, people with a brain tumour had just a 22 per cent chance of surviving for at least 5 years, and

  (iv) around 1 500 Australians a year will be diagnosed with primary (malignant) brain tumours, including 100 children, and that this number excludes approximately 2 000 benign brain tumours that may cause disability or even death.

Question put and passed.