The 2016 Federal Election – Campaigns and Position Statements
The following are campaigns by different organisations targeted at this election. They focus on key issues and are about enabling people to advocate for positive change. Click on the campaign name for more information.
Australians for Mental Health – A national community driven campaign which is about bringing mental health to the attention of politicians and political parties.
Vote Home – A national campaign developed by an alliance of housing, homelessness and social welfare organisations, to ensure housing affordability and homelessness are priority issues in this election.
MI Fellowship – Has started a Call to Action campaign to promote mental health to politicians and political parties.
The following groups and organisations have released position statements on what they want political parties and candidates to commit to:
National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) – has written to all major parties asking party leaders to support mental health with 5 key objectives.
Update: The Labor party has responded to the NMHCCF letter. Click here to read their response.
Australian Cross Disability Alliance – is calling on political parties and candidates to commit to 13 policy priorities which will help build a disability inclusive Australia.
Mental Health Australia – Has written to all major political parties asking party leaders to support mental health with 5 key objectives.
Update: Mental Health Australia has received responses from all major political parties. To read the responses visit the Mental Health Australia 2016 election page.