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Australian Senator advocating for PWME

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Kyla, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Kyla

    Kyla ᴀɴɴɪᴇ ɢꜱᴀᴍᴩᴇʟ

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    Thought the Aussie patients might be interested to see this video.
    It seems you have a passionate and well informed advocate in your corner.

    I don't know much (anything) about Australian politics so I won't try to put this in context.
    Any Australians know the context of this video or any info on this Senator and his involvement with ME?



     
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    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    He needs to tackle those grant to Hickie and Llloyd though.
     
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  3. GreyOwl

    GreyOwl Dx: strong belief system, avoidance, hypervigilant

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    Thanks for posting Kyla.
     
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  4. AndyPandy

    AndyPandy Making the most of it

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    He is a Greens Senator. I don't know the background to his interest in helping us other than he is working closely with Emerge which is an ME/CFS patient support and advocacy group.
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    I think this might be the second thread on this. Or I have read it before somewhere else.
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Senator Ludlam is at least asking questions. I hope he stays in communication with the Griffith NCNED researchers.
     
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    Skippa Anti-BS

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    Good to know all your politicians aren't backwards bogans ;)
     
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  8. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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    Only some of them are.

    I was going to post pics... But I thought better of it.
     
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  9. Woolie

    Woolie Senior Member

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    Haha, what an Aussie word!
     
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  10. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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    I heard your Kiwi friends all think you're a bogan too! :p
     
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  11. Woolie

    Woolie Senior Member

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    What kiwi friends, @Snow Leopard?

    But in all honesty, I don't really like the term. Its heavily laden with class stereotypes (a bit like the UK word chavs).
    So I say - let's take the word "bogan" from the gutters and use it with pride!

    Je suis Bogan! :D
     
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    medfeb Senior Member

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    I wish we had congressional leaders in the U.S. asking the kinds of questions that Ludlum was asking. I thought he was excellent
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    A lot of the questions were taken on notice, which means they will reply to them later. I look forward to what they have to say.
     
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  14. AndyPandy

    AndyPandy Making the most of it

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    For anyone who is interested, Senator Ludlam is appearing on Kitchen Cabinet next week on ABC TV Thursday night at 8pm.

    For those who haven't seen it, Kitchen Cabinet is a program where political reporter Annabel Crabb conducts "soft" interviews with politicians over a meal in their homes.

    I'm interested in finding out more about this politician who has been championing our cause.
     
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    Scott Ludlam looks as though he's being admirably persistent - and homing in on the issues that make a difference. In the earlier video he very accurately observed that far too many people have been getting by on 'bugger all'.:(.
     
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  17. Woolie

    Woolie Senior Member

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    Translation: nothing
     
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