Get involved this election

Anyone and everyone can be advocate for change this federal election.

You don’t need to be an expert in politics or policy or even know everything about the NDIS (who can possibly keep up when everything changes all the time!)

You are the expert in your own experience – and what you think needs to change.

So to help you on your way to be a powerful voice for change this Federal Election, we have developed a few cheat sheets and resources to help you make sure your story is heard loud and clear. Have a look at them below.

But remember, the most important thing is YOU – your story and your ideas.

Telling your story face to face is always very powerful – that’s why we are asking as many people as possible to visit their MPs and their candidates, and share their solutions to fix the NDIS.

What else can I do?

We know not all of us are able to go and meet with our local MP or candidates – so sending an email or sharing on social media is another great way to make your voice heard.

You can find material to share on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram below! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #NDISMakeItWork

And you can find some tips for writing a letter here or even have a look at a sample letter to make sure you’re heard by clicking here.

The resources you need

Meeting with your MP guide

A guide to meeting with your local candidates and MP

Download the discussion guide

Meeting with your MP guide - plain word version

A guide to meeting with your local candidates and MP

Download the discussion guide

Example email

Example email for your local candidates and MP

Download the example email

Guide for MP's - one pager

A 1 page summary of what we want this election – to leave with our pollies

Download the MP's guide

Guide for MP's - four pager

A 4 page guide to what we want from our pollies this election

Download the MP's guide

Guide for MP's - Easy English

A guide to what we want from our pollies this election – Easy English

Download the Easy English MP's guide

Guide for MPs - plain word version

A guide to what we want from our pollies this election

Download the guide now

Count on me printable poster

Count On Me printable poster – with a pre-written message

Download the poster

Blank Count on me printable poster

Count On Me printable poster – with space to add your own message

Download the poster

Petition

Print this petition and take it to your event

Download the petition

Posters

Print these posters and display them at your event, in your workplace, or any other public space

Download the posters

Sharegraphic

Graphic to be used on social media

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News

Your questions answered: A chat with the Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher

Last month we asked you what you most wanted to ask our pollies this federal election.

And we were flooded with questions – more than 200 in fact.

So we took the most common and we headed to Canberra to get some answers.

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Media release: Funding win for Disability Royal Commission – but advocates slam use of NDIS to bolster bottom line

Tonight’s announcement by Treasurer Frydenberg of more than $500 million being set aside for a Royal Commission into the violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation experienced by people with disability, has left disability advocates overjoyed.

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Media release: Disability advocates say NDIS funds must be spent on people with disability

Disability advocates are demanding the Morrison government use unspent money currently tagged for the National Disability Insurance Scheme to fix up the landmark scheme – instead of just returning it to government coffers.

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