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     7   Diabetes

Ms Hall, by leave, for Mr Perrett, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        recognises that 14 November is World Diabetes Day;

(2)        acknowledges that:

(a)        there are 1.1 million diagnosed cases of diabetes in Australia and they are rising by 100,000 a year;

(b)        Diabetes Australia estimates that:

                                                   (i)       diabetes currently costs the Australian economy around $14.6 billion per annum; and

                                                 (ii)       the cost of diabetes to the Australian economy is forecast to increase to $30 billion by 2025;

(c)        Australia needs a stronger response to the challenge of diabetes;

(d)        there is evidence that:

                                                   (i)       the onset of type 2 diabetes can be successfully prevented; and

                                                 (ii)       serious complications and hospitalisations from diabetes can be prevented; and

(3)        commits to working towards reducing the impact of diabetes on the lives of Australians.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.