The federal election has been called for Saturday 21 May 2022. Until then, we have a unique window of opportunity to try and influence the decisions of candidates who are standing for election.
Every older person who needs aids, equipment or home modifications (collectively known as assistive technology) should be able to access these supports in a timely and affordable manner. Right now, this is not the case. While people with disability who are under 65 can access fully funded support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), older people who are excluded from the scheme continue to fall through the cracks.
We want as many candidates as possible to sign our pledge letter stating that if elected, they will work with their parliamentary colleagues to establish a national assistive technology program to support people with disability who are excluded from the NDIS. To win the support of candidates in your electorate, we need your help! Follow the simple instructions below to get involved and help create change.
- Download a copy of our pledge letter from our campaign resources page.
- If you don’t already know, find out which federal electorate you’re in using the Australian Electoral Commission’s electorate finder.
- Find out the name of your sitting Member of Parliament and the other candidates in your electorate. Here’s a helpful guide from the ABC.
- Try to meet with your sitting member and any other candidates, and ask them to sign the pledge letter and give it back to you. If possible, get a photo with them holding up our election pledge.
- If you can’t meet face-to-face, email the pledge letter and ask for a response.
- Let us know if you get a response by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (03) 9655 2140.
Thanks for your support as we continue to advocate for Assistive Technology for All leading up to the election. Together, we can make sure every older Victorian has equitable access to the assistive technology they need to remain mobile, independent and active as they age.