Private Members Motion (PMM)

JAFA has been advocating strongly to position Juvenile Arthritis on the Federal political agenda. The PMM (link here) indicates a new era of political attention to the plight of children and young people in Australia and their families.

Proposed by Dr Mike Freelander MP (Macarthur) and seconded by John Alexander MP (Bennelong), the PMM advocated for support for early diagnosis and a national registry and vital baseline data collection. Following Dr Freelander’s eloquent introduction, MPs Emma Mc Bride, Tony Zappia, Andrew Leigh and John Alexander spoke passionately about the need for Government investment to increase services and support to improve the lives of children and young people with Arthritis.

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