WA Parliament

Tick-borne Disease - Lyme-like Illness Motion

The Lyme Disease Association of Australia (LDAA) was given prior notice of a motion which was being debated in the Western Australian Legislative Council on Thursday 29 March, 2017.  Unfortunately, the notice we received was only 24 hours prior to the debate.

It appears that the majority of those Upper House MP's who spoke on the issue understand how debilitating Lyme and Lyme-like illness can be and for that we are extremely grateful.  The LDAA works tirelessly on keeping all politicians (in all states) aware of the issues and this is also confirmed to them by the many constituents who have privately contacted their local members to inform, educate, and for individuals to try and understand the politics of Lyme.  We encourage you to contact your local member if you havn't done so already, or re-engage with them.  Every little bit helps!

The following motion was moved:

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [10.34 am] — without notice: I move — That this house notes the 2016 Senate committee report on the “Growing evidence of an emerging tick-borne disease that causes a Lyme-like illness for many Australian patients” and calls on the government to establish an ongoing mechanism for ensuring that the Western Australian context is represented in the implementation of recommendations made in this report.

Hansard from the debate can be found here (Page 6 - 15) and the broadcast (at 33 minutes and 40 seconds) can be found here and the second part of the broadcast here.