Admin Posted April 13, 2015 Share Posted April 13, 2015 Our Convenor, Jim Marshall, has been invited, on behalf or the Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Groups, to Parliament House, Canberra, next Monday 20 April 2015 to appear before the: Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs as part of their inquiry into: The availability of new, innovative and specialist cancer drugs in Australia Jim, and the leaders of three other organisations advocating for cancer patients, will be given an hour to act as a panel for the Senate Standing Committee. This will include the opportunity for each to give a short opening statement outlining their position, and perhaps raising new issues for consideration. Video of the session will be streamed live over the Internet. (These streams are sometimes picked up and shown live on ABC News 24 when hot topics come up.) Jim met the other three leaders at the World Cancer Congress in Melbourne in December. He had the extra opportunity to work with one of them for a full day at a Masterclass before the conference. This opportunity has been given to us for two reasons: Firstly, our submission to the Senate Standing Committee, to which several members contributed, especially Committee members Paul Edwards and Alan Barlee. You can see our submission by clicking here: Advanced Group Senate Committee Submission.pdf Secondly, the great response of our members in producing their own submissions. When you browse the list of submissions here: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Cancer_Drugs/Submissions you will recognise many of our members' names. You can download submissions from that page. Jim is grateful to all who contributed, and will endeavour to represent them to the Senate Committee as best he can. Postscript To see clips of some of Jim's contributions on YouTube: Click here. (14 minutes) Our submission Advanced Group Senate Committee Submission.pdf Other submissions Click here. Jim's opening statement Jim Marshall Opening statement.pdf Answers to questions on notice Jim Marshall Questions on notice.pdf Video of the whole event on the Parliamentary Channel Click here. Minister of Health announces review of PBAC Click here. PBAC review guidelines Click here. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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