*Our voices were heard. These announcements are a good start, but there’s still more to be done. No party has committed to 100% of any of the above priorities.
When these changes from the State Government are combined with the work we do here at Cancer Council WA, such as funding world-class local research, running prevention programs and providing essential support services, we’ll be closer to our vision of a future without cancer.
We’ll continue to fight for better cancer outcomes on your behalf so that in the future, no family loses a loved one to this devastating disease.
Give skin cancer the priority it deserves
Commitment on 30/01/2021 - Expand the playground equipment and shade structures program.
Invest in cancer prevention
Commitment on 12/02/2021 - Expand the Alcohol. Think Again – Parents, Young People and Alcohol Campaign.
Reduce financial burden for cancerpatients and carers
Commitment on 13/01/2021 - Increase the Patient Assisted Travel Schemefrom $60 to $100 per night with more access for patient support for vulnerablepeople.
Support the mental health and wellbeing of people living with cancer
Commitment on 12/01/2021 - Ensure regional communities continue to have access to innovative digital health services, providing a more equitable health system, and supporting regional and remote clinicians to care for the physical and mental health of people living in the regions.