Adam Bandt 19 September at 16:53 · The effects of myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME for short, are devastating enough to leave 25 per cent of sufferers housebound or bedbound and an estimated 75 per cent unable to work. But, there are no government programs supporting ME awareness in Australia, there are no approved pharmaceutical treatments and, sadly, there is no cure. It's time to take this seriously and increase funding and research for this disease for the hundreds of thousands here and the missing millions around the world. from Adam Bandt MP on Facebook " I’ve been reading some very powerful comments here. Thank you to the ME community for helping open my eyes to this debilitating disease and understand better what you’re going through. I hope that together we can raise awareness, get some change in the NDIS experience and boost research funding. Please stay in touch "