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Tuesday, 4 May 1993
Page: 31

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

  That the Senate—

  (a)  notes:

    (i)that as part of Heart Week, for the week beginning 2 May 1993, the National Heart Foundation has launched a campaign entitled `Heart Disease Doesn't Care What Sex You Are' to dispel the myth that heart disease is basically a man's disease, and

    (ii)the information released as part of the campaign which indicates that:

    (A)in 1991 nearly 26 500 Australian women died from heart and blood disease which represented almost half the deaths of all women in this year,

      (B)in 1991 more women under 60 years of age died from heart and blood disease than from breast cancer, and

      (C)for women the risk of suffering from heart and blood disease increases rapidly after the age of 50 years;

  (b)expresses its support for the work of the National Heart Foundation and particularly for highlighting the fact that heart disease is the number one killer of Australian women.