How can I contact my local member of Parliament?
If you don’t know who your local member is, visit www.ecq.qld.gov.au/electoral-boundaries/find-my-electorate to determine your electorate.
Once you’ve determined your electorate, go to www.parliament.qld.gov.au/members/current/list to find their contact details. On the right side of the screen under “Find a member”, you can search for members by electorate.
What should I write to them?
If you’re unsure what to write, we’ve developed a template you can complete and forward as required:
To <candidate or politicians name>,
In the lead up to the State election, I request you consider the thousands of Queenslanders who have been affected by spinal cord damage or related physical disability, including myself.
Throughout my journey, I have talked with many other people in a similar situation who share the same passion for seeing our State grow into an accessible and inclusive place for Queenslanders with spinal cord damage or related physical disability.
We ask that you seriously consider these issues as part of your election policies:
Ongoing access to safe and reliable wheelchair-accessible taxis
Mandating accessible housing for all new dwellings built from 1 January, 2020
A commitment to replace the ageing Spinal Injuries Unit at Princess Alexandra Hospital with a larger state-of-the-art facility
Better access to funding, aids and equipment for people aged over 65 who are ineligible to participate in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
I hope you can do your part in making our State more accessible and inclusive for all Queensland residents, tourists and businesses.
Thank you for your consideration,