Earlier this year, the MD Foundation asked for the support of the MD community to ensure our four year Federal funding was renewed in the May budget.
Thousands of letters of support were sent by our supporters to the Prime Minister. This was a magnificent response for which the Foundation is most grateful.
The Federal budget was announced 15 May 2009. The MD Foundation’s funding agreement was not considered as part of the 2009 Federal budget. However, the Department of Health and Ageing has confirmed the funding request is still under consideration.
There is no doubt that your support is still critical. You can continue to let your thoughts be known by contacting your local Federal Member and/or writing to the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, Minister for Health and Ageing to support the MD Foundation Federal funding renewal over four years of $0.571m.
Hon Nicola Roxon
Minister for Health and Ageing
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Canberra ACT 2600
21 May 2009