Lobbying Politicians

Do you feel strongly about public health issues in Western Australia? You can voice your opinion on an issue by getting in touch with politicians in federal, state or local government. An effective way to advocate for change is to write a letter or email regarding a public health issue that you feel strongly about and sending it to someone who can make a difference.

Writing an email or letter

For examples of how to write a letter or email to a Member of Parliament, follow this link.


Hints and Tips:

Check your facts on the issue before writing a letter.

  • Get the timing right
  • Address the Member of Parliament correctly (for more hints see below)
  • Be passionate, persistent and courteous
  • Make sure your message is clear
  • How to address politicians:
To check that you have addressed the representative correctly, follow this link to the WA Parliament website.
  • For more information about contacting Federal politicians and how to address Senators and Federal Members, follow this link to the Parliament of Australia website.


For more hints and examples, go to the PHAIWA advocacy toolkit page.


Your representatives

If you wish to contact your local member of Parliament, please visit the following websites for up-to-date contact information:

 
Members of Parliament – WA Government

Members of the Australian House of Representatives

Members of the Australian Senate

Contact your local council

If you are unsure about which state or federal electorate you belong to, or your local government, please visit the Electoral Boundaries website.

If you would like the State Government Ministerial Offices Contact List, you can download it here.


Relevant Ministers

Local Government – WA
Contact your local council here.

State – WA

Minister for Health
The Hon. Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA
Email: Minister.Cook@dpc.wa.gov.au

Minister for Mental Health
The Hon. Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA
Email: Minister.Cook@dpc.wa.gov.au
More information: This page is currently being updated.

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
The Hon. Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA
Email: Minister.Wyatt@dpc.wa.gov.au
More information: This page is currently being updated.

Premier of Western Australia
The Hon. Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA
Email:  wa-government@dpc.wa.gov.au
More information: This page is currently being updated.

Federal

Minister for Health
The Hon. Sussan Ley MP
Email: Minister.Ley@health.gov.au
More information: http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=00AMN

Assistant Minister for Health

The Hon. Ken Wyatt AM, MP
Email: Minister.Wyatt@health.gov.au
More information: http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=M3A

Minister for Indigenous Affairs
Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion
Email: senator.scullion@aph.gov.au
More information: http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=00AOM

Minister for Social Services
The Hon. Christian Porter MP
Email: Christian.porter.mp@aph.gov.au
More information: http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=208884

Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP
Contact and more information: http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=885

The latest list of The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP Ministry can be found here.

Contact information for the Federal Cabinet is available by searching their name here.