Question: World Aids Day
Written on the 29 November 2012
Ms CROZIER (Southern Metropolitan) -- My question is also to the Minister for Health, Mr David Davis, and I ask: will the minister inform the house of plans for World AIDS Day?
What I can say about World AIDS Day, which is on Saturday, is that it is an important opportunity to focus on the task that remains. The Victorian government, as I might add are other governments around the country, is determined to press forward with better approaches and better systems. I can also inform the house that to commemorate World AIDS Day the spire of Arts Centre Melbourne will be lit and AAMI stadium will also be lit at 9.30 p.m on Friday. These are important symbolic steps. I note that partners in this focus on World AIDS Day include the City of Melbourne, and I welcome its support, and the Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, obviously in partnership with the Department of Health. These are important steps that we are taking to bring additional public focus to these issues, issues that will be of significance worldwide.