Tasmanian MPs back more support for Hepatitis treatment
Christine Milne 28 Aug 2014
Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) and Senators Singh and Bushby: To move—That the Senate—
(i) there are almost half a million Australians living with Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C, many undiagnosed,
(ii) the serious health risks associated with Hepatitis B and C, in particular the risk of developing serious liver disease, and
(iii) that 1 000 Australians die each year from advanced liver disease due to untreated Hepatitis B or C; and
(b) calls for prioritisation of effective diagnosis and best available treatment of Hepatitis B and C in our health services.