Consumers who took part in our 2020 national survey and those who contact our MSK Help Line every day have told us that the cost of prescription medicines causes significant financial stress.
Using this information and working with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, we’ve been lobbying the government to make prescription medicines more affordable.
And over the weekend, both major parties committed to reducing the PBS general co-payment if elected to government.
Your voice matters; and it has brought about change.
Traditionally October 31 has been all about Halloween. That’s until now! We’re also planning on October 31 becoming known as ‘Rattle Ya’ Bones Day’, because 7 million Australians have a musculoskeletal condition that affects their muscles, bones, and joints. And it’s all too easy for these 7 million people to blur into a statistic.
Until now! Rattle Ya’ Bones Day is a national awareness day for all of these conditions. It’s a day that will shine a light on them, making visible the very real impacts they can have on the people we care about. Fnd out more about Rattle Ya’ Bones Day and how you can become involved.
24 July 2021
International Self-Care Day is observed each year on 24 July, or 24/7. This date symbolises that the benefits of self-care are experienced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Musculoskeletal Australia is a strong supporter of International Self-Care Day, which focuses on the importance of empowering people with the knowledge and ability to be active participants in their own health and wellness.
17 March 2021
Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK) conducted the largest and most comprehensive consumer-driven survey in Australia to understand the impacts experienced by 7 million Australians with musculoskeletal conditions. At any stage in life bones, muscles, joints, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and bursae can be affected by musculoskeletal conditions.
19 August 2020
Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK) will conduct the largest and most comprehensive consumer-driven survey in Australia of people living with musculoskeletal conditions, or those caring for someone with a condition, to determine how their care can be improved.
29 November 2019
The voice of more than 7 million Australians living with musculoskeletal conditions, Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK), has welcomed funding from several partner organisations to launch MSK Kids. This program will provide the first comprehensive suite of information and support resources for kids, and their families living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and other musculoskeletal conditions.
16 April 2019
Open Letter from MSK on behalf of all Australians living with back problems to Tiger Woods on winning the US Masters golf tournament.
1 April 2019
Consumers are asking how long do people with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions have to wait before there’s real commitment to improving their health outcomes?
Despite the much celebrated budget surplus, this week the Commonwealth Government has announced they will invest a paltry $4 million toward an action plan on a condition that affects millions of Australians and costs $13.8 billion.
6 February 2019
Musculoskeletal Australia has received funding from the Australian Government through Sport Australia, as part of the Move it Aus – Better Ageing Program, to help older Australians become more active through Neighbourhood Houses.
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