Lung Foundation Australia congratulates the Liberal and National Government on its re-election and thanks the Australian Labour Party, The Australian Greens and all candidates for…
We are dedicated to seeing this happen for every person living with a lung disease.
There are over 30 different types of lung disease currently impacting the lives of almost one in three Australian men, women and children from all walks of life. Lung disease, including chronic respiratory conditions and lung cancer, is the second leading cause of death in Australia – it kills more people than dementia and diabetes yet it continues to be one of the most underfunded and under supported disease areas.
More needs to be done. It’s time for lung disease to be a national health priority. A key focus of our advocacy is to ensure lung disease receives the level of policy and research support that is required to reduce its burden and impact. We are committed to working with the government to ensure all Australians receive equitable and affordable access to the latest best practice treatments and care.
At the July 2019 Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) meeting four lung cancer treatments will be considered for reimbursement through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).