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Submission to Medical Services Advisory Committee

4 February 2017

Down Syndrome Australia has provided the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) with a submission regarding our concerns around adding Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS) to the Medicare Benefit Scheme.

MSAC submission- Word Document        

MSAC submission- PDF


Endless Possibilities - Brisbane Education Conference

28 January 2017

Down Syndrome Queensland is hosting an innovative conference for everyone living, working or supporting students with additional needs. The conference will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of March.  For more information or to register please go to the Endless Possibilities website.

Registrations close on 22nd February 2017.


DSP Hearing

24 November 2016

The Department of Human Services has responded to DSA’s concerns about the recent discussion of Down syndrome at the DSP hearing in Canberra. We continue to have concerns about the inability of the senior bureaucrat to respond to a question of whether Down syndrome could be cured.

Read the letters sent to and received from DHS here.

DSA responds to Lateline Story on prenatal testing and support

10 November 2016

The Lateline story tonight highlights the need for better information and support for families who receive a high probability result of Down syndrome during their pregnancy. It’s essential that information is provided to support decision making in regards to testing and responding to results.

Read the full story online, or download the full PDF media release

DSA AGM November 2016

9 November 2016

Last week DSA Board Directors and state Executive Officers braved the humidity and heat of Darwin for their AGM, but any fears that were held regarding the weather by us southerners quickly melted away. There truly is no place like the NT.

Read the full story online or download the full PDF story

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