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Australian TB Caucus

The Australian TB Caucus (ATBC) brings together Members of the House of Representatives and Senators with a keen interest in the issue of tuberculosis (TB) and how Australia can best secure support and expertise to contribute to the global eradication of the disease.

 

Launched in March 2016, the Australian TB Caucus (ATBC) currently has 30 members and is part of a network of Global TB Caucus comprising over 2,300 MPs in 150 countries.

 

The ATBC brings together Members of the House of Representatives and Senators with an interest in the issue of tuberculosis (TB) and how Australia can best secure support and expertise to contribute to the global effort to eradicate the disease.

The Caucus focuses primarily on the Asia-Pacific and increasing Parliamentary awareness about TB and its impact. Technical assistance to the ATBC is provided by the Australasian Tuberculosis Forum (ATF), a regional group of researchers, policy-makers and patient advocates working towards control and elimination of TB through leadership, collaboration, advocacy and education.

The Australian TB Caucus is Co-Chaired by the Hon. Warren Entsch MP and the Hon. Sharon Claydon, MP.

The ATBC is formally registered with the Presiding Officers as the Parliamentary Friends of Tuberculosis Group. The ATBC Secretariat is hosted by Results Australia and is supported by a network of Australian and international TB experts and advocacy partners from the Australasian TB Forum.

The role of the Secretariat is to ensure that Caucus members are well-informed in a timely manner about TB related issues. The Secretariat assists in actions that advance the Caucus’s aims among their constituents, in Parliament, through the media and regionally/globally.

The ATBC Secretariat is hosted by Results Australia and is supported by a network of Australian and international TB experts and advocacy partners from the Australasian TB Forum.

All current members are also members of the Global and Asia Pacific TB Caucus.

Co-Chairs of the Australian TB Caucus

Members of the Australian TB Caucus