Member Statement – Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Ms FITZHERBERT (Southern Metropolitan) (10:14) — June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and today is Red Apple Day, which has a particular focus on fundraising. Yesterday I was asked why the apple symbol is used by Bowel Cancer Australia, and it is a good question. The apple...
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Speech – summary on Bowel Cancer & Colonoscopies debate

Ms FITZHERBERT (Southern Metropolitan) (16:51) — I have a few comments based on the debate that we have had this afternoon on this issue. I want to start out by saying how pleased I am that we have been able to air this issue in Parliament this week. We have spoken about an issue...
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Speech – moving the Bowel Cancer & Colonoscopies motion

Ms FITZHERBERT (Southern Metropolitan) (15:46) — I move: That this house notes — (1)in Australia, bowel cancer has a five-year survival rate of 68 per cent, and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths; (2)90 per cent of cases of bowel cancer can be successfully treated if...
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Speech – Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Real-time Prescription Monitoring) Bill 2017

Ms FITZHERBERT (Southern Metropolitan) (20:10) — I am very pleased to also be able to speak on the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Real-time Prescription Monitoring) Bill 2017. There was an interesting report released only last month by the Australian Bureau...
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Speech – Health Legislation Amendment (Quality and Safety) Bill 2017

Ms FITZHERBERT (Southern Metropolitan) (16:03) — As Ms Hartland said, this bill has been extensively described by some earlier speakers, so I do not propose to go over ground that has already been covered. I think brevity often is of more value in these situations. Obviously the...
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