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What you can do

Anyone can advocate! If you want to speak out effectively for change, here are three things you need to consider before you start.

  1. What is the change you want to achieve?
    The Salvation Army has created several resources outlining what we think needs to change, but you are not limited to issues that are on our list. If you would like to learn more about the issues we are advocating for, you can access our reports and submissions here.
  2. Who has the power to make that change?
    Australia has three levels of government and sometimes it can be hard to work out who has authority. In our policy statements, we have set out our asks for each level of government. However, if you aren’t sure, we recommend you approach your local federal member of parliament first.
  3. What is the most effective way to influence decision-makers?
    Although there are many ways to influence a decision-maker, talking to them is always a good one. It’s important to always be civil, clear and concise.

If you want to learn more about how to speak to decision-makers such as your local members, visit this page below for some tips and guides.

Talking to your local member

Making your own submission

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