The Parliamentary Friends of Pain Management Group is co-chaired by Senator Wendy Askew and David Smith MP, Member for Bean. The friendship group is a non-partisan group that is open to all Senators and Members.
Senator Wendy Askew Chair of Community Affairs Legislation Committee Deputy Chair of Community Affairs References Committee Party Liberal Party of Australia
Mr David Smith MP Member for Bean, Australian Capital Territory Australian Labor Party
THE ROLE OF MEDICINAL CANNABIS IN PAIN MANAGEMENT, Parliamentary Friends of Pain Management Group
On Thursday 12 November 2020, the first meeting of the Parliamentary Friends of Pain Management Group was held to discuss medicinal cannabis for pain management. The video of the event is here:
Painaustralia issued a briefing paper for the Parliamentary Friends group which can be found here.
Launch of the Parliamentary Friends of Pain Management Group
The Governor General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), formally launched Painaustralia's Parliamentary Friends of Pain Management Group, and welcomed Tara Moss as the newest Pain Champion at an event held on Tuesday 6 October 2020.
The purpose of the group is to raise awareness amongst politicians for better management of pain conditions, and explore opportunities to work with Painaustralia to improve the quality of life of the over 3.37 million people living with pain conditions, their families and carers, and minimise the social and economic burden of pain on individuals and the community.
PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF PAIN MANAGEMENT OF THE 46TH PARLIAMENT