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What's the fuss about the MRFF?

Burnet Institute

19 October, 2015

Burnet Institute asks ‘What’s the fuss?’ in support of an exciting new campaign to promote the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and the importance of health and medical research to Australia’s future.

Burnet Patron Natasha Stott Despoja AM joins a number of prominent Australians in the television and online campaign, which will be on our screens from today.

Burnet Institute Director and CEO, Professor Brendan Crabb AC attended the What’s the fuss? campaign launch at Parliament House in Canberra.

“The Medical Research Future Fund needs to be recognised, indeed celebrated, as a great step forward for this nation,” Professor Crabb said.

“A huge statement that our future health and prosperity lies in knowledge and everything that flows from it.”

MRFF Action Group Chair, Peter Scott said conditions such as dementia, cancer heart disease and mental illness are worthy of a fuss being made.

“As the television commercial says, the fuss is that Australian health and medical research provides hope for new discoveries leading to better diagnostics, treatments and potentially cures for these conditions and many more,” Mr Scott said.

“As a perpetual endowment fund, the MRFF will lead to many more medical discoveries and help us make our health system more effective and efficient by doubling the Australian Government’s annual outlays for health and medical research.”

To watch more What’s the fuss videos visit whatsthefuss.org.au

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