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Higher level key contacts for Australian NHMRC $5M research funding & Senate Hearing Oct 25th

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Kenny Banya, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. Kenny Banya

    Kenny Banya Senior Member

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    BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ONLY
    BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ONLY

    Now that is cleared up, I have obtained the key contacts to pressure the Australian National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) into investing the $5M into biological research only.

    Samantha Robertson is the Executive Director, Evidence Advice & Governance who is overseeing the formulation of the purpose made ME/CFS research committee & who will comprise that committee.
    Her email is (don’t say how you got it):

    Samantha.Robertson@nhmrc.gov.au

    Her personal assistant for CCing emails is Cathy Connor:

    ME_CFS@nhmrc.gov.au

    We don’t want psychologists, psychiatrists, exercise therapists or physiotherapists on the committee. I made it blunt to her & you should too.

    Secondly, Senator Richard Di Natale has agreed to take over the broader issue from the previous Senator & champion, Scott Ludlam.
    There will be a Senate Estimates Hearing for health on October 25th
    Richard has asked me to direct issues & questions I would like raised at this hearing to his health policy advisor Sophie Nicolle.
    Her email is:

    Sophie.nicolle@aph.gov.au

    It will probably be Professor Anne Kelso, chief executive of the NHMRC, as the respondent/advisor at the Senate Hearing, but I am guessing Samantha Robertson will be alongside to clarify any ambiguous points.
     
  2. Kenny Banya

    Kenny Banya Senior Member

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    Here is Samantha Robertson’s reply to my email a few days ago:


    (She cocked up a little bit & lists her mobile phone number in her email signature.
    No, I’m not listing it!)
     
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  3. Rossy191276

    Rossy191276 Senior Member

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    I will write tomorrow Kenny... thankyou
     
  4. lafarfelue

    lafarfelue Senior Member

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    Side note: That'll be her work mobile, and it's not uncommon for Executive Directors to include this in their correspondence. Very likely goes straight to her EA's phone.
     

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