On Thursday 30 November, Polio Australia’s Board was joined by the ACT Polio Support Group’s members, and a number of other polio survivors and supporters, at a Morning Tea and Launch of Polio Australia’s LEoP Clinical Practice Workshops Program. Our long-time supporter and Parliamentary Patron, Mark Coulton MP, provided the background to the Federal Department of Health funding, which made this program possible.
Although we originally had The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health, lined up to do the Launch, this just happened to be the week when the Prime Minister decided to suspend the House of Representatives for a week. Minister Hunt’s office suggested The Hon Ken Wyatt OAM MP, Minister for Aged Care, but he was also unable to attend. We were delighted that Mark could step in, especially as he has been along on our lobbying journey since 2010.
The 40 people present were treated to a lovely lunch before heading off on the Walk With Me activity.