Write to your MP

Letter/email to Local Member advocating for better policy

Write to your local Member of Parliament and tell them what you think!

STEP 1

Find contact details for your local Member of Parliament

Head to this site and search for your local Member.

Grab their email address to send an email OR their Electorate Office address to send a letter.

STEP 2

Pick your topic

We are asking you to contact your local Member about any or all the following:

  1. A National Inquiry into the causes of wage stagnation,
  2. Increasing wages in aged care, and
  3. Paying superannuation on top of Parental Leave Pay.

STEP 3

Draft your message

Below we have provided a template for you to get your thinking started but in practice the most effective communication with your local Member will always be personal. The template below outlines why we think each of these proposals are important, we strongly encourage you to add why you think these proposals are important.

Numbers and policy briefs are important to win minds, but it is always sharing experiences that wins hearts.

You might want to tell your MP about an aged care worker who went above and beyond in the care of someone you love. Alternatively, you might have visited an aged care facility that couldn’t deliver the care its residents deserved because of staffing issues.

Personal stories also help Parliamentarians grasp the broader story. If you have struggled to meet the costs of day to day life, or if you know someone who has, telling your local Member about it will make them a better representative for you and your community.

 

View Template

STEP 4

Add some local data

An optional step is to include some local data to help tell the story.

In the template, the segments coloured in red are opportunities to add data about your electorate.

You can find the data for your electorate in the table below, just find your electorate in the list. (You can search your electorate here.)

 

Download local data table

STEP 5

Hit send!

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