Launch – Commonwealth Parliamentary Friends of Lymphoedema


On the 20th of March 2024, the Parliamentary Friends of Lymphoedema group will be launched at Parliament House, Canberra.

The establishment of this group is the result of the dedicated efforts of Ms. Monique Bareham (Local Hero of the Year SA 2022) and Ms. Louise Miller–Frost MP, along with her office, who have all invested numerous hours of hard work.

The aim of the group is to provide a non-partisan forum for parliamentarians to discuss issues and raise awareness of lymphoedema. It is the hope that this group will provide a space for lymphoedema experts, stakeholder organisations, health policy makers and consumers to come together to drive improvements in health outcomes of all Australians affected by lymphoedema.

The Federal Members who are part of this group are:

  • Louise Miller-Frost MP (Co-Chair),
  • Dr Monique Ryan MP (Co-Chair)
  • Senator Marielle Smith
  • Dr Gordon Reid MP
  • Senator Louise Pratt
  • Senator Anne Ruston
  • Senator Deborah O’Neill
  • Steve Georganas MP
  • Rebekah Sharkie MP
  • Sally Sitou MP

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