Sean Dorney left the ABC in 2014 after 40 years of award-winning reporting from the Pacific region.

He's facing a new challenge now — Sean has been recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

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Clinical trial information has been updated on the MND Australia website.

As the MND community in Australia is relatively small, participants may need to travel to interstate centres if they are eligible to participate in a trial.

Two phase 2 trials, TEALS (Tecfidera in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and FORTITUDE-ALS are now actively recruiting. People can contact their neurologist or MND Advisor to discuss.

Clinical trials for Triumeq and Cu(11) ATSM trials have now closed.

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Motor Neurone Disease Australia has launched a campaign to call on the Government to make access to support services fair for ALL people diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND).

People diagnosed with MND aged 65 or over are being forced to rely on unsuitable Aged Care services for their care and support needs, despite the fact they have the same needs as a person diagnosed under the age of 65.

MND is not age related.....

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Pages 26-27 of the latest edition of Inspire Magazine feature research funded by the MND Research Institute of Australia.  This is where MND Tasmania sends the funds raised by and donated to MND Tasmania supporters for research.

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The Examiner has published an article about the inequities of neurological services across Tasmania.  MND Tasmania has been part of the Neurological Alliance of Tasmania (NAT) since its inception in 2006. Since that time, we have been lobbying for improved neurological services for people with neurological conditions including MND in the State.

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Senator Carol Brown has been working with Carol Birks of MND Australia to ensure that MND Cornflowers will be prominent in the Senate on MND Global Awareness Day, the 21st of June.
MND Tasmania supports people living with MND, their families, friends and health workers. There are on average 35-40 people in our Association who have MND at any time and in Tasmania there are on average 10 new diagnoses of MND and 10 deaths due to MND every year. 
We are an Association of volunteers which is supported by donations and an MOU with MND Victoria to provide this support. Senator Brown's Cornflower action in the Senate will assist in raising the awareness of the needs of those living with MND.
Senator Brown, on behalf of the people who live with MND in Tasmania, we would like to thank you for the support!

ABC Radio recently interviewed Tracey Dickson from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research.

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The Advocate newspaper recently published an article on the support group in the North West which you can access here


You can access the support group's Facebook page here

Not many Brownlow medallists play Tasmanian country football.

Even fewer have pulled on the boots 25 years after they won the honour.

It was the novel nature of Tony Liberatore's NWFA debut, and a fundraising event for a good cause that saw a huge crowd gather at Haywoods Reserve on Saturday.

Liberatore's appearance and that of ex-Melbourne champion Brian Dixon at a post-game function helped the club to raise at least $10,000 to combat motor neurone disease.

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