Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore MP and Oxfam Australia's Kelly Dent outside the Sydney Town Hall Photo: Michael Myers/OxfamAUS

Make your MP work for you

Your Member of Parliament is your connection to Canberra, so get them working on the issues you care about.

Your local MP relies on your support, and the support of others within your electorate, to keep their job. This means your views and your vote count.

You don’t have to be an expert on an issue to want to have a say. The simple fact that you care about an issue is a good enough reason to contact a politician.

Politicians know that for every person who takes the time to raise an issue with them, there are many more people who feel the same way. So every time you contact your MP about something important to you, you play a part in shaping the way they think.

It’s a simple action, but one which could change your world.

Here’s some help to get you started:

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