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     5   Breast cancer

Ms Vamvakinou, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)        October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that Monday, 26 October 2015 is Pink Ribbon Day; and

(b)        breast cancer remains the most common cancer in Australian women and the second most common cancer to cause death in Australian women;

(2)        calls on the Government to:

(a)        support Breast Cancer Awareness Month;

(b)        promote early detection; and

(c)        encourage women, especially women aged 50 to 74 years, to have a mammogram every two years; and

(3)        acknowledges:

(a)        the invaluable work done by the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia, especially in supporting important research into treatment and a cure;

(b)        the fundraising efforts of the broader community and pays tribute to the significant contribution the Australian public makes to the overall fundraising effort; and

(c)        the heroic efforts of the women, men and their families who have experienced the breast cancer journey.

Debate ensued.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.