Here is a list of people who have been supportive for May 12th International ME/CFS Awareness Day 2018, including Members of Parliament, Senators, and Councillors. We would like to thank them for their support and acknowledgement of the illness and awareness day, and encourage people to head to their social media posts (listed) and comment their appreciation, or send them a personal thank you letter via their website contact details.

We would also like to thank the ME/CFS organisations, volunteers, and those in the patient community who may have played a role in speaking with these politicians and individuals in the lead up to May 12th International ME/CFS Awareness Day.

Politicians

(listed in alphabetical order by first name)

Andrew Bartlett

Senator for Queensland

Chris Crewther

Member for Dunkley, Victoria

Member for Dunkley, Victoria

http://chriscrewther.com.au/
https://vic.liberal.org.au/ChrisCrewther
https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=248969

Janet Rice

Senator for Victoria (Greens)

Jordon Steele-John

Senator for Western Australia (Greens)

Michael Berkman

MP for Maiwer in Queensland (Greens)

MP for Maiwer in Queensland (Greens)

michaelberkman.com.au
https://greens.org.au/qld/michael-berkman
https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/members/current/list/MemberDetails?ID=2155251911

Michael Keenan

Member for Stirling, Western Australia (Liberal)

Member for Stirling, Western Australia (Liberal)
Minister for Human Services

Home

https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=E0J

Scott Ludlam

Former Senator for Western Australia (Greens)
Former Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens

Former Senator for Western Australia (Greens) (until 14 July 2017)
Former Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens (until 14 July 2017)

Stirling Griff

Senator for South Australia

Senator for South Australia

stirling.nxtmps.org.au
https://stirling.centrealliance.org.au/
https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=76760

Trevor Evans

Liberal National Member for the electorate of Brisbane

Liberal National Member for the electorate of Brisbane

trevorevans.com.au
https://www.liberal.org.au/member/trevor-evans
https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=61378

Note: For the list of names of politicians and other officials, we have decided not to use their title (such as Senator) or other letters (such as MP) with their names, as their positions and titles may change often, such as the outcome of an election. If you are writing a thank you letter to them or meeting with them, be sure to address them by their current title.

 

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List last updated 15 May 2018
Page last updated 16 May 2018

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