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 4 PROSTATE CANCER

Mr Lloyd, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1) acknowledges that prostate cancer is now a major cause of death in Australian men with more than 2,500 men dying from prostate cancer annually;

(2) recognises the importance of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing as a reliable and effective method of diagnosing early prostate cancer, providing the best possibility of a successful outcome;

(3) notes the reported collapse of a proposed national television awareness campaign about prostate cancer; and

(4) calls on the Federal Government to examine funding options which will enable increased research into prostate cancer, and provide additional and more effective awareness programs to assist in the early detection of prostate cancer.


Debate ensued.

At 1.45 p.m., the time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 106A, Ms O'Byrne was granted leave to continue her speech when the debate is resumed, and the resumption of the debate was made an order of the day for the next sitting.