The Neurological Alliance Australia (NAA) seeks commitments from parties and candidates for the upcoming Federal Election to address the urgent needs of adults and children living with neurological diseases in Australia.
The NAA are asking for:
- Investment in funding for medical research
- End age discrimination for NDIS eligibility
- Strengthen the NDIS
- Ensure equal access to assistive technology
The members of the NAA have estimated the number of people diagnosed with the conditions represented by the Alliance and also the annual cost to the Australian economy through economic impact studies.
Overall, it is estimated that nearly 1.6 million Australians live with a progressive neurological or neuromuscular disease in Australia with an annual cost to the Australian economy of over $36 billion.
We understand that around 15% of NDIS Participants have a progressive neurological or neuromuscular condition.
Every Australian knows or has a loved one with one of these debilitating diseases.
To read more about this please click on the link – NAA Election commitments 2022
*The Neurological Alliance Australia is an alliance of not-for-profit peak organisations representing adults and children living with progressive neurological or neuromuscular diseases in Australia. The Alliance was established to promote improved quality of life for people living with these conditions and increased funding to support research.
Members of the Alliance are: Dementia Australia, Brain Injury Australia, Emerge Australia, Huntington’s Australia, Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Australia, MJD Foundation, MS Australia, Muscular Dystrophy Australia, Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia, Parkinson’s Australia, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Australia, Leukodystrophy Australia and Polio Australia.