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Monday, 30 May 1994
Page: 842


Senator PATTERSON —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes:

    (i)that the week beginning 29 May 1994 is Schizophrenia Awareness Week,

    (ii)the research undertaken by the Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria into major mental illness such as schizophrenia,

    (iii)the work undertaken by Schizophrenia Australia, Richmond Fellowship and other peak organisations in raising awareness of issues relating to schizophrenia in the Australian community, and

    (iv)the valuable role of families and carers in caring for people with schizophrenia; and

  (b)calls on the Government to address the problems faced by people with schizophrenia through adequate funding for research, awareness and respite care.