Increasing Breast Screening in Essendon

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  — I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Health, and the action I seek is for the minister to convene a meeting between my office, members of my community, the City of Moonee Valley and the Department of Health and Human Services to discuss ways to increase the rate of breast screening amongst women in the state district of Essendon. Only 58 per cent of women in the electorate of Essendon have regular mammograms. This figure has not increased in the past two years, and women in my community would like to see the rate of testing increase.