The Time To Recognise Lyme Clock (pictured above) and the brief stories of the people pictured on the Clock that were presented to the Senate Inquiry Committee in Brisbane on April 15th 2016
On behalf of Lyme Australia Recognition & Awareness and Global Lyme & Invisible Illness Organisation Karen Smith (Co-founder of GLiIO) was allocated 45minutes to speak / present at the Senate Inquiry hearing in Brisbane on the 15th of April.
At the end of Karen’s opening statement to the Senate Committee with regards to the clock presentation Karen noted: "To close Lyme Australia Recognition & Awareness (LARA) and Global Lyme & Invisible Illness Organisations (GLiIO's) allocated session today, Matt Chant will finish with a presentation on behalf of all those who have lost loved ones, and all those who are living with Lyme & Co., The Time to Recognise Lyme’ Clock project aims to show the human side of this disease and the devastation its denial and lack of treatment and medical care is creating".
For more information about the clock, and the people on it See Global Lyme & Invisible Illness Org Website: Time To Recognise Lyme Aust Senate 2016: http://www.globallymeinvisibleillness.org/time-to-recognise-lyme-clock-aust-senate-2016.html
In November 2015, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report: "Growing evidence of an emerging tick-borne disease that causes a Lyme like illness for many Australian patients"
There was over 1000 submissions to the Inquiry, and a number of hearings held around Australia. For further information click on the following link to see the Parliament of Australia website regarding this Inquiry: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Lyme-like_Illness