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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—

(a) notes:

(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.


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