News and media

Discover the latest news about motor neurone disease (MND) advocacy and research or visit our one-stop-shop for media, Media hub.

Got a story to share? Tell us about how MND has impacted your life.

News List

RSS Feed RSS Icon
Default news teaser image
Labor Party pledges $5 million for MND care and research

| 17/06/2016

Shadow Health Minister, Catherine King’s has announced a $5 million investment to support the crucial needs of Australians living with MND. 
 

Default news teaser image
Influencing to improve the lives of people with MND

| 14/06/2016

In the lead up to the Federal Election 2016, MND Australia seeks five commitments from our politicians to improve the lives of people living with MND and their families. Read the full MND Australia Action Framework.
 

 

MNDcare News May/June 2016
MNDcare News May/June 2016

| 8/06/2016

The May/June edition of MNDcare News is now available. Health professionals can catch up on the latest clinical information, research updates as well as upcoming conferences and events.

Default news teaser image
Applications for MNDRIA/NHMRC PhD Scholarships and PhD Top-up Grants are open

| 30/05/2016

The Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia is pleased to announce that applications for 2017 MNDRIA/NHMRC PhD Scholarships and PhD Top-up Grants are open.
 

Default news teaser image
MNDRIA opens applications for 2017 Grants-in-aid and Postdoctoral Fellowships

| 25/05/2016

The Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia is pleased to announce applications are open for grants-in-aid and postdoctoral fellowships to start in 2017.

MND Australia wins Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Award
MND Australia wins Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Award

| 24/05/2016

MND Australia has won best Social Media Campaign of the Year for The Fading Symphony at the Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards 2016.

In accepting this award we acknowledge all people impacted by MND who motivate us every day and whose bravery inspired the wonderful pro-bono team that created the campaign.
 

$1 million Betty Laidlaw MND Research Grant announced
$1 million Betty Laidlaw MND Research Grant announced

| 9/05/2016

The Betty Laidlaw MND Research Grant has been awarded to University of Melbourne neuroscientist Dr Peter Crouch to lead a multicentre team working on a drug called copper-ATSM as a potential treatment for MND.

Default news teaser image
MND Australia 2016 Budget analysis

| 9/05/2016

There are no major new policies included in the 2016 Federal Budget that would significantly improve the lives of the more than 2,000 Australians living with MND and their carers.  However, policies related to the NDIS, aged care, health and research sectors will impact the MND community to varying degrees. 

ACT Brumbies Star New MND Ambassador
ACT Brumbies Star New MND Ambassador

| 4/05/2016

Nigel Ah Wong is a true champion on, and off the field as he becomes a new Ambassador for people living with MND in Australia.

Recognising MND 'red flags'
Recognising MND 'red flags'

| 2/05/2016

A new diagnostic tool highlighting motor neurone disease ‘red flags’ has been developed for GPs. The tool outlines MND signs and symptoms including bulbar and limb features, respiratory and cognitive features as well as supporting factors that point towards a diagnosis of MND.

 

Proud member of:

International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations

ACNC Registered Charity

 

MND Australia would like to advise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander users that this website may contain images or names of deceased persons.