Motion to support Australians living with Meniere's disease
From the Hansard, Monday 25 June 2012.
Senator EDWARDS (South Australia) (15:36): I, and also on behalf of Senator Di Natale, move:
That the Senate -
(a) notes that:
(i) up to one million Australians may be living with Meniere's disease and vestibular disorders,
(ii) those disorders result in vertigo, dizziness, balance problems, hearing loss, tinnnitus and can lead to sudden, debilitating attacks, loss of employment, social isolation and loss of confidence and personal capabilities in everyday living activities, and
(iii) Meniere's Australia provides much needed counselling, practical advice, information and peer support to both individuals and their families and carers; and
(b) encourages and supports Meniere's Australia in developing and improving services in Australia for people living with the distressing consequences of Meniere's disease and other unseen vestibular disorders.
Question agreed to.