Senate debates

Wednesday, 6 December 2017


Cardiovascular Disease

3:52 pm

Photo of Richard Di NataleRichard Di Natale (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

The whole point of this motion is not for the government to be able to reiterate the funding support that it's providing to specific cardiovascular initiatives. This is specifically addressed at a prevention proposal—a proposal that would ensure that we have a cardiovascular risk screening tool that's used in much the same way as we conduct mammogram screening and in the same way as we conduct screening around cervical cancer and screening around other significant illnesses, like bowel cancer. This is a screening tool designed to apply to all Australians when they visit their primary healthcare practitioner to make sure that we prevent the emergence of complications from cardiovascular disease, not simply treat it once people have developed it.


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