Election ’22

Election resources

Get involved this election

Anyone and everyone can be an 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 created cheat sheets and resources to help you make sure your story is heard loud and clear. See what we have below and check in again soon for more!

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

Telling your story is always very powerful – that’s why we are asking as many people as possible to contact your MPs and your candidates, and share your stories and ideas about what’s needed to get our the NDIS back on track.

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 hashtags #NDIS and #DefendOurNDIS.

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 here (this is the 2019 election version, new one coming soon!).

Calling your MP or Senator is another powerful way to make an impact. You can find a list of all Senators and MPs phone numbers online here.

The resources you need

Defend Our NDIS logos

A collection of our logos for general use.

Download the logos

Printable shield flyer

Print out this flyer to hold at events, give to candidates for photo ops, or hold and take photos for social media anywhere!

Download flyer

Printable "I'm ready to #DefendOurNDIS because..." flyer

Print out this flyer and use it to write why you are ready to #DefendOurNDIS. You can use it for an in person event or take a photo for social media (don’t forget to tag #DefendOurNDIS).

Download flyer

Melbourne rally sharegraphic

Spread the word about our Melbourne rally on 19 May.

Download sharegraphic

Melbourne rally printable flyer

Spread the word about our Melbourne rally on 19 May.

Download flyer

Letterboxing flyer

This design can be printed on A4 size paper to create two flyers for letterboxing.

Download flyer

Email your candidate sharegraphic

Tell people about our tool to email your candidates before the federal election.

Download sharegraphic

Template email to invite MP or candidate to meet

Invite your MPs or candidates to meet with you using this template letter/email.

Download template letter

Blank Every Australian Counts printable poster

Every Australian Counts printable poster – with space to add your own message

Download the poster (PDF)

Latest news and opinion

News 18 May 2022

An open letter to all members of Australia’s next Federal Parliament

More than 50 disability advocacy organisations representing millions of Australians are urging the next Federal Parliament to reverse the “death by a thousand cuts” that is devastating the lives of people with disability and undermining the NDIS. In the Open Letter to Australia’s Future Parliament released today, the disability advocacy and support organisations are calling on future MPs to back key reforms that will ensure no one with disability who needs support is left behind. Read and sign the open letter here.

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News 6 May 2022

Vale Wendy Lovelace and Matt McCracken

The Every Australian Counts community is greatly saddened by the recent passing of two passionate inclusion and disability advocates, Matt McCracken and Wendy Lovelace.

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Opinion 18 May 2022

Explainer: What were the original intentions of the National Disability Insurance Scheme?

One of the things people with disability and families have been asking their federal election candidates to reflect on this year is a promise to bring the NDIS back on track with it’s original intentions. To look at why we all fought so hard for the NDIS in the first place. What were the ideas, intentions and principles behind the idea for an NDIS? Our friends from PIAC have written a new helpful explainer…

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