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Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Page: 9919


Senator McGRATH (QueenslandAssistant Minister to the Prime Minister) (15:51): I seek leave to make a short statement.

The PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one minute.

Senator McGRATH: The coalition government is strongly committed to making a difference to people living with dementia as well as their carers and their families. The government has committed $200 million over five years, to 2019, to boost Australia's research into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of dementia. We've also committed more than $30 million between 2012 and 2017 to projects aimed at addressing many of the recommendations of both the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing report Thinking ahead: report on the inquiry into dementia: early diagnosis and interventionand the Senate Community Affairs References Committee report Care and management of younger and older Australians living with dementia and behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia.

Question agreed to.