Senate debates

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Questions without Notice

Medical Research

2:35 pm

Photo of Concetta Fierravanti-WellsConcetta Fierravanti-Wells (NSW, Liberal Party, Minister for International Development and the Pacific) Share this | Hansard source

This funding supports work in laboratories, clinics and the community to find the next major medical breakthrough. Medical research investment is driving an increase in cancer survival rates. It is estimated that more than one million Australians are living with cancer or have survived a cancer diagnosis. A grant of $1.16 million will use data, for example, from cancer survivors and people without cancer to generate new knowledge to improve policy, clinical practise and health outcomes. This announcement will have flow-on effects to places like Macquarie Park in Bennelong where there are many companies that contribute to Australia's better-health outcomes. They have a very strong supporter in John Alexander, as opposed to those opposite who cut medical research when they were in government.


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