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Thank you CanAct Community for your advocacy

The NSW Government announced $149.5M to improve the Isolated Patient and Accommodation Assistance Scheme. A major win for people affected by cancer in regional and rural communities and something our communities have long advocated for – it means cancer patients who need to travel from their homes in regional NSW to hospitals or treatment centres will be out of pocket thousands of dollars less.

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CanAct is an advocacy community across NSW with the passion and power to change what politicians do about cancer.

Past Achievements


Increased IPTAAS funding


An additional $100 million funding for palliative care


Chemotherapy co-payments for patients abolished


Improved sun protection for 600,000 children


More smoke-free areas than ever before


An extra $50 million funding for bowel cancer screening


The end of commercial solariums saving at least 10 lives per year

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Nicole Winram
Being a CanAct member gives me satisfaction that I am part of creating change for those whose lives are affected by cancer.Nicole Winram

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