Home - Claire Moore - Labor Senator for Queensland

Motion: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Senators Cash, Moore and Waters move:

That the Senate-

(a) notes that:

(i) February 2014 is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,

(ii) Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is run each year by Ovarian Cancer Australia, its purpose to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and to offer support for the women, their families and friends affected by ovarian cancer, and

(iii) Wednesday, 26 February 2014, is Ovarian Cancer Australia's Teal Ribbon Day, a day when Australians are invited to purchase and wear a Teal Ribbon to show support for ovarian cancer awareness, support and research and recognise those affected;

(b) recognises that:

(i) according to Ovarian Cancer Australia, one woman dies every 8 hours from ovarian cancer,

(ii) the organisation also reports that each year more than 1 400 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and around 1 000 will die from the disease, equating to an average of four Australian women being diagnosed every day, and

(iii) early detection of ovarian cancer is key, as when ovarian cancer is detected in the early stages, the majority of women will survive; and

(c) commends Ovarian Cancer Australia for the work that it has done in raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and to reduce its impact on Australians.

Question agreed to.