New Parliamentary Committee on Health Aged Care and Sport Announced

This is the new iteration of the influential House of Representatives Committee that conducted the Parliamentary Inquiry into Childhood Rheumatic Diseases which tabled its recommendations in parliament on March 31, 2022. You can read about that here.

The new Committee is chaired by staunch JAFA friend and supporter, Dr Mike Freelander, Labor MP for Macarthur in NSW. Mike was deputy chair of the previous Committee and was instrumental in getting the Childhood Rheumatic Diseases Inquiry up and running. He will be assisted in his role as Chair by new Deputy Chair, Melissa McIntosh. Liberal MP for Lindsay in Qld.

See full membership and details of the role of the Committee at here and join JAFA’s advocacy campaign by writing to your federal MP and to Dr Freelander and any / all Committee members (at the address shown in the link) and urging the Committee to push for implementation of the recommendations of the Inquiry into Childhood Rheumatic Diseases.