About Us - ME/CFS Australia
Who is ME/CFS Australia?
ME/CFS Australia is an affiliation of autonomous state ME/CFS organisations. It operates at the national level, approaching ME/CFS issues from an Australia-wide perspective. The organisation operates as a public, non-profit company limited by guarantee.
A key goal of ME/CFS Australia is to improve the access of people with ME/CFS to the healthcare system and to influencing decision makers to make the system more responsive.
ME/CFS Australia is managed by a board of directors in conjunction with the CEO. In January 2010, the board of ME/CFS Australia appointed ME/CFS Australia (Victoria) CEO, Penny Abrahams, to be its CEO. ME/CFS Australia (Victoria) has taken a lead role in the day to day operations of ME/CFS Australia in driving the national agenda forward.
ME/CFS Australia remains the peak body representing all Australians affected by ME/CFS. Every state and territory ME/CFS association has a Director's seat on the board open to them to participate in the decision-making of the national body. ME/CFS Australia welcomes and encourages all State organisations to join with us in moving the national agenda forward.
The ME/CFS Australia Annual Report for 2009/2010 can be downloaded here.
ME/CFS Australia Directors
Simon Molesworth AO QC - President
Dean Cording - Secretary
Ordinary Committee Members
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Did you know?
As many as 180,000 Australians are directly affected by ME/CFS
Research into ME/CFS is occuring across the globe. Follow the links below for research resources.
Support Organisations by State
ME/CFS Australia directs enquiries from members of the community about frontline support for people with ME/CFS to independently run state organisations.
Nutrition and ME/CFS: Download a PDF, available in the following languages: