Morrison’s Failure

Millions of Australians are in lockdown because Scott Morrison has failed at his job.

Lockdowns are painful. They cost businesses, they disrupt families and they hurt the economy.

Yet we will continue to have lockdowns until Scott Morrison fixes the vaccine rollout and fixes quarantine.

Fresh attacks on Medicare

Attacking Medicare is in the Liberals’ DNA.

They have done it for decades.

They tried to introduce a GP Tax to make you pay more to see a doctor and they cut billions from Medicare by extending the funding freeze.

Now, in the midst of a pandemic, the Morrison Government is trying to sneak through almost 1,000 changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

Help Labor stand up to the Morrison Government’s attacks on Medicare by signing up at https://www.savemedicare.org.au/

This Budget

Whether its record low wages growth, the aged care crisis, the housing crisis, the skills crisis or the lack of a credible plan to create secure jobs, the Morrison Government is using their eighth budget to pretend they care about the issues they have ignored over the past seven.

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Mothers Day

If you are celebrating with your mother today I would like to wish you a Happy Mothers’ Day!

I am lucky to still have my mum with me. At age 90 she is living independently, continues to drive herself around and still manages to volunteer regularly. I thank mum for raising me to have a similar outlook on life—to be resourceful, independent, resilient and to have a strong desire to volunteer, help others and do my part to make the world a better place.

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World Ovarian Cancer Day

Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day. Around 1,500 Australian women a year will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

A key message that Ovarian Cancer Australia is trying to convey is that it’s time to ‘ovary act’. There is no early detection test for ovarian cancer, so all women need to learn to recognise the signs and symptoms.

Visit the site below for a list of World Ovarian Cancer Day events in Australia.

Brain Cancer & Tumour Awareness Month

May is Brain Cancer & Tumour Awareness Month, also known as Brain Cancer & Tumour Action Month. Several brain cancer and tumour charities and advocacy groups are urging people to ‘Go Grey in May’ for brain cancer and tumour awareness. This means wearing grey clothes or a grey awareness ribbon.

I survived two brain tumours in 2008 and am currently living with another (3rd) brain tumour. Going grey in May is a way to help raise awareness of the shocking outcomes for patients of brain cancer, which has a five-year survival rate of just over 20%, kills more young Australians aged 18-40 than any other cancer and kills more Australian children then any other disease. It’s a little known fact that ‘benign’ brain tumours can also be life-threatening.

We have still have a long way to go towards understanding, treating and one day curing brain cancers and tumours. That’s why raising funds for community education, research and advocacy is vital.

For more information about brain cancers and tumours you can visit the websites of the following organisations:

Cure Brain Cancerhttps://www.curebraincancer.org.au

Brain Tumour Alliance Australia (BTAA)https://btaa.org.auRCD Foundation-

Robert Connor Daweshttps://rcdfoundation.org

Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer Foundationhttps://www.carriesbeanies4braincancer.com

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Vaccination is one of the best defenses we have against COVID-19.Our world-leading Therapeutic Goods Administration would not have approved the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccines for use in Australia if they did not meet rigorous standards for safety and effectiveness.

If you have any doubts or questions about the safety or effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, consult with your GP or another healthcare professional.You can find answers to many other vaccination questions at: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives…/covid-19-vaccines