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Monday, 29 February 2016
Page: 2556


Ms HALL (ShortlandOpposition Whip) (16:18): Today is the last day of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. It has been a month in which the parliament has concentrated to some degree on ovarian cancer. Both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition made excellent contributions to the debate, and the member for Canberra is an ovarian cancer ambassador. This morning I learned that the daytime presenter on the ABC in Newcastle, Jill Emberson, has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She is currently on leave seeking treatment.

Over the next month I will be holding some ovarian cancer 'morning teals'. On 9 March, I will be holding a morning teal at Gwandalan Bowling Club, who have committed to making ovarian cancer the cause that they will fundraise for this year, so I wanted to put on record my thanks to the Gwandalan Bowling Club. It is a fine contribution they are making.

On 23 March I will be holding an ovarian cancer morning teal at Valentine Bowling Club. Once again, that will be a very special event. We will combine it with a fashion parade and a sale of Carolyn Bear's jewellery. It will be a great chance for people to come along and learn about ovarian cancer.