Friends in Australia’s parliament for people with ME and chronic fatigue syndrome

It’s heartwarming to see lawmakers in Australia giving ME/CFS patients serious consideration and support by forming a parliamentary friendship. This group will provide a forum for members of the House of Representatives and senators to meet and interact with representative groups and scientists studying ME and CFS. Congrats Australia!

ME Australia

by Sasha Nimmo

Three senators have formed a Parliamentary Friends of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) group in Australia’s federal parliament.

The Parliamentary Friendship group is co-chaired by Western Australian Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John,  Tasmanian Liberal Senator Jonathan Duniam and Queensland Labor Senator Claire Moore.

This group will provide a forum for members of the House of Representatives and senators to meet and interact with representative groups and scientists studying ME and CFS.

“For too long people who journey with ME or CFS have been ignored, belittled and written-off by society and their government. I am thrilled to have established this Parliamentary Friendship Group because in it there now exists a forum in which the voice of the community can be heard and can provide parliament with guidance as to how it might, as an assembly of your representatives, best fulfil those responsibilities to you that it…

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