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Selected for United Nations General Assembly

Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone, will represent the Federal Parliament of Australia at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Dr Stone will be based
in New York City for three months and will participate in advancing a range of issues, in particular the framing of new Millennium Development Goals after 2015.


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None for Nine – National FASD Day

Friday, 5 September 2014

National Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder awareness Day or FASD awareness Day is on the ninth day of the ninth month every year. FASD may occur when a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy. Alcohol can affect the growth of the foetus’ brain and leave a child with irreversible brain damage or FASD.   “FASD is a growing problem in many communities around Australia and the world. It is important that women and their partners understand the harmful effects of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The first FASD awareness day was on the 9/9/99, and chosen to be held on...Click here for full story

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Dr Stone Speaks About Medicinal Cannabis

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

 Imagine that your son or daughter, or your brother or sister, is dying from an incurable terminal cancer and the only treatment offering pain relief and nausea control is medicinal cannabis. This fortunately is not a common situation but that does not mean that we should not look carefully at whether we should continue to refuse access to medicinal cannabis in such circumstances. I believe we should allow it to be medically prescribed by specialists and regulated so that those few who need it can be given relief. Some other advanced countries—for example, Israel, Cana...Click here for full story

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Radio National AM program: Medicinal Cannabis 12/08/2014

Monday, 25 August 2014

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Around the world marijuana is increasingly used to treat a range of medical conditions. Many jurisdictions have moved to legalise the drug but in Australia it remains illegal. And now plans to grow Australia's first medical marijuana crop on Norfolk Island have been blocked by the Commonwealth after it cancelled the grower's license granted by the local administration. Lexi Metherell reports. LEXI METHERELL: Medicinal marijuana is legal in the United Kingdom, the European Union, Canada, Israel and some parts of the United States. Three feder...Click here for full story

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