No Worker Left Behind – Call or Email an MP
WHO TO EMAIL
Email one or more of these Members of Parliament (MPs):
Hon. Mr Christian Porter MP
Minister for Industrial Relations
(02) 6277 7300
Hon. Mr Alan Tudge MP
Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs
(02) 6277 7790
Dr Fiona Martin MP
Member for Reid
(02) 6277 4156
Ms Gladys Liu MP
Member for Chisholm
(02) 6277 4155
Mr John Alexander OAM MP
Member for Bennelong
(02) 6277 4804
HOW TO WRITE AN EMAIL
Email can be an effective way to start communications with your representative. Use the MPs full name when writing to them. For example, rather than writing “Dear David Coleman”, you would write “Dear Hon. Mr David Coleman MP”.
It’s worth remembering they can receive huge numbers of emails on a huge range of issues. In many cases they get lots of emails saying the same thing.
Personalise your email as much as possible to make it stand out. Keep your letter short and to the point. As with any communication with a representative, the more people they hear from, the more likely they are to act. So, if you can, get others to email as well.
What you can include in your email:
- How you or others are affected by the coronavirus
- Why the wage subsidy, which is going to vote on Wednesday, should be extended to migrant workers
- Why that MP and the Government should care about this issue
If you don’t get a reply it can be worth a follow-up phone call a few days later. Try to get a timeframe for their response for the Parliamentary vote on wage subsidies. That way you can hold them to it and contact them again if they miss the agreed deadline.