Endometriosis funding

Last night, as we heard, there was the launch of the Parliamentary Friends of Endometriosis Awareness.

I want to acknowledge the member next to me, Nicolle Flint, the member for Boothby, and of course Gai Brodtman, the member for Canberra, for putting this together.

I acknowledge every wonderful woman who was there, particularly the woman who suffers from endometriosis and who had been trying to raise awareness for 29 years.

I thank the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, for being the first minister to acknowledge the significance of this dreadful condition.

The Turnbull government will create the first national action plan for endometriosis, which is just an amazing recognition for these women and for what they’re suffering.

I want to thank everyone who’s going to be part of this first national action plan, the Australian Coalition for Endometriosis.

They are doing a huge job. These women deserve every bit of recognition and support we can give.

While I’m here, I wanted to say I’m an endometriosis ambassador.

Why? Because my daughter is suffering from endometriosis and she nearly died as a result.

So I want to say to her, Kylie, my precious daughter, and to every woman of any age in Australia who’s suffering from endometriosis, we have the first national plan.

It’s a start. It’s not the end; it’s just a start. I want to thank every precious woman like my precious daughter.