MS Research Australia, in conjunction with MS Australia, advocates on behalf of people with MS to certain government agencies and other regulatory bodies. Although MS impacts people differently, there are common, fundamental issues for people affected by the disease.
While MS Australia acts as the peak body for national advocacy for people with MS in Australia, MS Research Australia is committed to ensuring that the research findings and research evidence are translated into better outcomes for all people with MS. To this end MS Research Australia provides support to a range of coordinated advocacy efforts from the Australian MS organisations. In particular, MS Research Australia collaborates with MS Australia to provide research, knowledge and treatment expertise and an evidence-base for coordinated responses to relevant public consultations from a range of sources including:
MS Research Australia also works directly with government and state-based funding bodies with a focus on research and better treatments for people with MS.
MS Research Australia works collaboratively with other like-minded charities via The Australian Immunological Alliance.
Globally, MS Research Australia is involved in research advocacy activities for people with MS, via the following strategic alliances, membership and/or endorsements;