Category Archives: Advocacy

Guest post – Advocacy: Raising new possibilities

It is my pleasure to present guest blogger Andrew White, Chair of the MS Advisory Council. Andrew was a guest at the 2013 MSA Forum ‘Championing the MS Cause’ – incorporating the MSA National Advocates Conference. Advocacy – Raising New Possibilities … Continue reading

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Where have I been?

Hi all, It’s been a while! A few weeks have now passed since my last blog (where did they go?) I am pleased to say these hectic few weeks has all been worthwhile. At the most recent MS Australia Board … Continue reading

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NDIS developments and news from MSIF

Some new developments in the National Disability Insurance Scheme this week. PM Julia Gillard has announced that the headquarters for DisabilityCare will be located in Geelong. You may also be interested in the new DisabilityCare website which launched this week. It … Continue reading

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Staying connected at the “Olympics of Nursing”

As you may already know, I am a nurse and midwife. I had an exciting opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the nursing profession in my previous role as CEO of Royal College of Nursing Australia (RCNA). Years of … Continue reading

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A rewarding and busy week: NDIS, Megan’s Mowdown, Canberra….

What a week it has been … again! I seem to make that statement quite regularly.  But really, WOW, what a week it has been. NDIS is law. How incredible to observe such an amazing piece of history unfolding this … Continue reading

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Greetings from London

Wow. It has been a hectic week – hectic and fascinating! I have learnt so much on this trip and continue to learn. This week I attended my induction program for the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) in my role … Continue reading

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Up, up and away

Hi all, I have landed in London for a conference held by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation. You’ve probably come across MSIF before, the international federation which brings MS organisations from across the globe together to fight MS. MS Australia are … Continue reading

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Meet the MS Australia team

How quickly the days fly by when you are busy! Especially when your day involves a stimulating and rewarding job while being surrounded by a great group of passionate people. And so I finish another week at MS Australia. MS … Continue reading

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Tell me a story

Hi all! It has been a very busy and invigorating week, traveling between Melbourne and Sydney and being exposed to some exciting new ideas, people and stories. While in Sydney on Tuesday I met with MS Angel Lyn Ralph, who … Continue reading

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Supporting people with MS, all over the country

My how this week has flown! I’ve been on the road again having spent half this week in Sydney where I met with National Service Leadership Group (NSLG), which is made of the Service Managers from each MS organisation/region.  Meeting … Continue reading

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