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 4 PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Ms Gambaro, pursuant to notice, moved—That:

(1) this House calls on the Government to fund a national co-ordinated study into Parkinson's disease due to the increase in the number of sufferers estimated to be 80,000 at present and the lack of comprehensive data on Parkinson's disease for more than 40 years;

(2) the study determine:

 (a) the number of sufferers;

(b) how the disease affects sufferers and their carers; and

(c) how much the disease costs the Australian community; and

(3) the Government continues to place healthy ageing as a priority and that a national prevalence study of Parkinson's disease will aid in better treatment of the disease and assist in understanding the impact on future health budgets.

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.