Senate debates

Wednesday, 6 December 2017



3:51 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

The coalition government is strongly committed to making a difference to people living with dementia as well as their carers and their families. The government has committed $200 million over five years, to 2019, to boost Australia's research into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of dementia. We've also committed more than $30 million between 2012 and 2017 to projects aimed at addressing many of the recommendations of both the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing report Thinking ahead: report on the inquiry into dementia: early diagnosis and interventionand the Senate Community Affairs References Committee report Care and management of younger and older Australians living with dementia and behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia.

Question agreed to.


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