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Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Page: 326


Senator POLLEY (Tasmania) (15:49): Before moving the motion, I wish to inform the chamber that Senator Bilyk will also sponsor the motion.

The PRESIDENT: So added.

Senator POLLEY: I, and also on behalf of Senator Bilyk, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,

   (ii) Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms, risks and impact of ovarian cancer, and

   (iii) ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of any women's cancer and there has been very little improvement in survival in the past 20 years; and

(b) urges Federal, State, Territory and local Governments to take leadership in encouraging Australian women to become more aware of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, to know their family history and where to get help, and to create communities where people openly talk about ovarian cancer.

Question agreed to.