Senate debates

Wednesday, 3 February 2016


Ovarian Cancer

3:44 pm

Photo of Anne McEwenAnne McEwen (SA, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

At the request of Senators Polley and Bilyk, I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,

(ii) the campaign for 2016 urges Australians to 'Know Ovarian Cancer', and

(iii) only 43 per cent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year will survive; and

(b) urges federal, state, territory and local governments to take leadership in encouraging Australian women to become more aware of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, to know their family history and where to get help, and to create communities where people openly talk about ovarian cancer.

Question agreed to.