Tips for letter writing
The letters collected together on this page were drafted to help you make a start on letter of your own. Lessons learned from other advocacy efforts indicates that MPs are more likely to take note of letters and emails that are individually-crafted. As such, we encourage you to add a paragraph of your own at the start, explaining who you are and what has made you make the effort to write to them. We want MPs to understand that we are not paid advocates, but just ordinary people who care enough about these issues to get involved.
In pre-internet times, people used to send such letters through the post. If you like to write letters, then please do consider printing your letter out and mailing it to the relevant MP's electorate office, with a copy to their Parliament House office. If you do not have the time or energy to do that, all MPs now have email addresses. We have collected key email address of MPs and Senators on this site to make it easier for you.
In most cases, we encourage you to send your letter to the cross-bench Senators whose votes will be needed by the Morrison Government to pass proposed laws. You should also consider copying your message to your local electorate MP. You can find their contact details on the Australian Parliament list of Members. In some cases below, we have also suggested specific MPs or Senators whose vote will be particularly crucial.
“It is time to reconstruct relations between people and leaders – national and international. Time for leaders to listen and show that they care, about their own people and about the global stability and solidarity on which we all depend.”
- Hon Antonio Gueterres, United Nations Secretary-General