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Rising allergies on the agenda

Issue date: Friday, 15 November 2019

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The House of Representatives Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee is holding public hearings in Sydney and Melbourne next week as part of its inquiry into Allergy and Anaphylaxis.

Committee Chair Mr Trent Zimmerman MP says the hearings will be great opportunities to hear from some of the most respected experts in the fields of allergy and immunology, as well as from people whose lives have been severely affected by allergies and anaphylaxis.

‘Australia has become known as the allergy capital of the world,’ Mr Zimmerman said.

‘It’s important for us to hear from everyone with an interest in the treatment and management of allergies.’

‘I’m also excited to learn about the cutting edge research happening in this field in Australia.’

The hearings will focus on what needs to be done to provide better support and make improvements to the lives of individuals and families living with allergies and anaphylaxis.

The Committee will hold a full day hearing in Melbourne on 18 November and then head to Sydney on 19 November to gather further evidence.

The submission deadline has been extended to Friday 29 November. Please visit the Committee’s website for more details.

Public hearing details

Date: Monday, 18 November 2019
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Mantra on Russell, 222 Russell St, Melbourne

Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: The SMC Conference and Function Centre, Level 3, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney

The hearing will be broadcast live at aph.gov.au/live.

Media inquiries

Mr Trent Zimmerman MP – contact Flynn McDermot on 0412 083 912

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4145

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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