It is less than two weeks away until the Federal Election! The election is going to be held on Saturday 2 July and early voting has started. Voting in the Federal Election is about having your opinions heard. It is an opportunity to provide input about the issues that are most important to you.

BEING has put together the following information for you to be an active participant in this election:

  • current advocacy campaigns and position statements from different organisations focusing on the election,
  • ways you can take advocacy actions,
  • information on how to vote, and
  • commitments the major political parties have made on a range of topics.

As we get closer to the election, we will continue to provide updates on campaigns targeted at the election and information that may be of interest.

BEING supports all policy announcements that support positive reform for people with mental illness. We do not support one political party any more than any other. We see mental health reform as important to all political parties and we are looking forward to working with whoever is elected on July 2nd.  

Election Updates!

June 30, 2016

BEING has updated our Election Webpages! A summary of the most recent updates; Mental Health Australia’s Election Report card has been updated. The Report Card was updated on 26 June 2016 to include the recent announcements made by the Liberal party on new investments in mental health. Click here to read Mental Health Australia’s media release […]

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Campaigns and Position Statements

June 22, 2016

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 […]

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Major party Commitments

June 22, 2016

The 2016 Federal Election – Major party Commitments As the election is approaching, organisations are putting information together to help people decide who they should to vote for. Information about political party commitments mainly include the Australian Labor Party (ALP), Liberal Party of Australia and The Greens. The Australian Broadcasting Cooperation (ABC) has developed a […]

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Ways to Vote

June 22, 2016

The 2016 Federal Election – Ways to Vote Australia is one of the few countries to have compulsory voting. As a democracy, we elect representatives to make decisions on our behalf. It is important that all Australians vote to indicate their most preferred candidate. The election is being held on Saturday 2 July. If you are […]

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Ways to Get Involved or Take Advocacy Actions

June 22, 2016

The 2016 Federal Election – Ways to Get Involved or Take Advocacy Actions There are a number of ways you can advocate for and promote the issues that are important to you. These include: Contact your local candidate – Write a letter, call or see your local candidate. You can find out who to contact by […]

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