It was an inspiring day at Parliament House in Canberra for the launch of ‘Parliamentary Friends of Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness’.

The Parliamentary Friends of Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness is an initiative to work together to shine a spotlight on tackling melanoma and skin cancer in Australia. Parliamentarians attended the launch, held at Parliament House in Canberra, alongside influential melanoma and skin cancer organisations – including MIA, Melanoma Patients Australia, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Advocacy Network (MSCAN) and Skin Check Champions.

Speakers at the launch included Prime Minister The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP, MIA’s Prof Richard Scolyer AO and skin cancer survivor Deborah Hutton.

Thank you to Parliamentary Friends of Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness co-chairs The Hon. Jason Clare MP and The Hon. Darren Chester MP, who have ensured that this initiative has become a reality.

The event was well supported by MPs, including Federal Health Minister The Hon. Mark Butler MP.

Thank you to all who attended. We look forward to working together to implement the recommendations outlined in the State Of The Nation Report to reduce the impact of Australia’s national cancer.