Federal Election 2022

Parkinson’s Australia is a member of the Neurological Alliance Australia (NAA), and together with the other members of the NAA, we are asking all federal parties (incumbents and candidates) plus independent candidates to make a commitment to each of the four objectives in the 2022 Election Commitments document (read via link below) that will make significant improvements for the nearly 1.6 million Australians who live with a progressive neurological or neuromuscular disease, their families, carers and friends. 

 

The NAA has estimated that these diseases have an annual cost to the Australian economy of over $36 billion and that around 15% of NDIS Participants have a progressive neurological or neuromuscular condition. 

 

Every Australian knows or has a loved one with one of these debilitating diseases.  You can help us by also lobbying your local Federal candidates seeking election (or re-election) by writing to them today (or better still if you have the opportunity, speak directly to them!) and ask them if they will commit to the following objectives for all Australians who have a progressive neurological or neuromuscular condition:

 

  • Invest in funding for medical research

  • End age discrimination for NDIS eligibility

  • Strengthen the NDIS

  • Ensure equal access to assistive technology

 

Click here to read the full NAA Election Commitments document.

 

To find the contact details or list of candidates seeking election, search here:

www.aec.gov.au/election/candidates.htm

Thank you to Andrew Giles, National Policy Manager, MS Australia for his input in creating the Election Commitments document and for his ongoing coordination of the Neurological Alliance Australia.