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MND Australia announces Research Strategy 2018 - 2021
MND Australia announces Research Strategy 2018 - 2021

Stephanie Williams | 15/05/2018

MND Australia is proud to announce its new research strategy for 2018 – 2021, Investing in Innovation, Partnering for Progress.

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What does Budget 2018 – 2019 mean for people living with MND in Australia?

Carol Birks | 9/05/2018

MND Australia has prepared this response to the national Budget, which was handed down by the Treasurer on 8 May 2018

We've launched Make Aged Care Fair
We've launched Make Aged Care Fair

Alana Maytum | 7/05/2018

Today is the beginning of MND week 2018 and this year we are pleased to announce the launch of Make Aged Care Fair – a new campaign that calls on the Government to make sure people diagnosed with motor neurone disease when aged 65 or over have access to the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

 

MND Australia Research Priorities Survey informs future research st...
MND Australia Research Priorities Survey informs future research strategy

Stephanie Williams | 3/05/2018

A total of 567 people have responded to the MND Australia Research Priorities Survey, providing feedback on MND research and the many challenges faced by people with MND and their families. The survey results will help to develop MND Australia’s future research strategy. 

Disability organisations call on the government to fully fund the NDIS
Disability organisations call on the government to fully fund the NDIS

Carol Birks | 27/04/2018

MND Australia joins with other peak disability organisations in calling for more information on how the federal government will fund the NDIS following the announcement this week that the additional 0.5 per cent increase in the medicare levy to fully fund the scheme will be scrapped.  

Development in latest speech technology
Development in latest speech technology

Alana Maytum | 16/04/2018

Project Revoice is an exciting new Australian initiative involving the development of ground-breaking speech technology that has enabled Pat Quinn – one of the founder's of the ice bucket challenge – to speak in a voice that sounds like his own.

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Team Update

Carol Birks | 4/04/2018

I am pleased to announce that our new re-structured team is almost complete! We welcome Stella Collier who joined the team today as our part time accounts and administration officer. An opportunity still exists for a dynamic and passionate donor  manager to join the MND Australia team.

Australian Story ABC TV
Australian Story ABC TV

Carol Birks | 29/03/2018

The Enemy Within an Australian Story featuring MND researcher Associate Professor Justin Yerbury was screened on ABC TV last Monday night. 

23rd Annual Nina Buscombe Award 2018 now open
23rd Annual Nina Buscombe Award 2018 now open

Carol Birks | 14/03/2018

​“Nina’s” celebrate the contribution and commitment demonstrated by Nina Buscombe to improve services, management and research for people with motor neurone disease through travel, training and conference attendance.  The Award is presented and administered by MND Victoria and is intended to fund attendance at training, conferences or seminars within Australia or overseas.
 
The training, conference or seminar must have content that will help to improve the quality of services, management or research for people living with motor neurone disease. 

Come join our team!
Come join our team!

Carol Birks | 13/03/2018

We have recently re-structured our small team and introduced two new part time positions. Newly created opportunities exist for an experienced, dynamic and passionate donor and events manager and an experienced accounts and administration officer to join the MND Australia team.

 

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