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ME/CFS SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC

Registered Charity 3104

Email:
sacfs@sacfs.asn.au

Mailing address:

PO Box 322,
Modbury North,
South Australia 5092

Phone:
1300 128 339

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday,
10am - 4pm
(phone)

ME/CFS South Australia Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.

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Federal Election Watch

The national elections are looming. It’s time for us to raise our voices. We’ll be providing you with lobby material as and when we can over the time to come.

Articles
The Official List of Polly Chasers

Articles

December 2007

Lobbying the new Federal Government on MCS
Friday 14 December 2007: Dorothy Bowes, President of the Allergy Sensitivity and Environmental Health Association of Qld, has commenced a letter writing campaign to lobby the new federal Labor government for recognition of MCS and completion of the promised review of MCS by the Office of Chemical Safety.

National health reform: an interesting approach by the AMA
Monday 10 December 2007: The Australian Medical Association has written a pithy letter to the new Minister for Health, Nicola Roxon.

November 2007

Polly Chaser Tim Hill on chasing the pollies
Friday 30 November 2007: Polly Chaser Dr Timothy Hill (PhD) has provided us with his latest letters to politicians and their responses, and offers analysis of it all.

Response from the ALP’s Nicola Roxon MP
Monday 26 November 2007: Polly Chaser Dr Tim Hill (PhD) emailed Nicola Roxon MP and received a reply.

Another candidate responds – positively
Wednesday 21 November 2007: Polly Chaser Dr Russell Pace lobbied David Wright, the independent candidate for the seat of Grey. Mr Wright responded. He has a personal connection with ME/CFS.

Letter to the Libs
Tuesday 20 November 2007: Polly Chaser Patsy Harmsen wrote to the Liberal Party yesterday and is now awaiting a response.

The Official List of Polly Chasers
Saturday 17 November 2007: We’ve now compiled a list of all our Polly Chasers.

Comment on Kate Ellis MP
Saturday 17 November 2007: Polly Chaser Julie Gilbert wrote to the ALP’s Federal Member for Adelaide, Kate Ellis MP but didn’t receive much of a reply.

Postal votes
Friday 16 November 2007: If you can’t make it to a polling booth on Election day you can cast your vote by post.

The Coalition on the Office of Chemical Safety – not much, but better than nothing
Tuesday 13 November 2007: MCS Task Force convenor Peter Evans wrote to the Coalition regarding the huge inertia surrounding a review by the Office of Chemical Safety of the needs of people with MCS.

Second response from Dr Andrew Southcott MP
Friday 9 November 2007: Dr Andrew Southcott MP has responded again to Polly Chaser Lynda Brett after she wrote to him about his first reply.

Update on MPs’ response to letters sent by Victoria
Tuesday 6 November 2007: Since sending letters to the Victorian and Tasmanian Federal members of Parliament – and the Ministers involved – an election has been called.

Response to Dr Andrew Southcott MP
Monday 5 November 2007: Polly Chaser Lynda Brett replied to the response she received from Dr Andrew Southcott MP.

Response from the Lib’s Dr Andrew Southcott MP
Friday 2 November 2007: Polly Chaser Lynda Brett wrote some time ago to the Dr Andrew Southcott MP, the Federal member for her electorate of Boothby.

Response from the ALP’s Tanya Plibersek MP
Friday 2 November 2007: Polly Chaser Dr Timothy Hill (PhD) has had a response from the ALP’s Tanya Plibersek to an email he sent her.

Comment on Kate Ellis’s response
Thursday 1 November 2007: Dr Timothy Hill (PhD) has sent us a comment on the ALP’s Kate Ellis’s response to a query on ME/CFS funding.

October 2007

Response from the ALP’s Kate Ellis MP
Monday 29 October 2007: One of our Polly Chasers, Suzanne McCusker, has had a response from the ALP’s Federal Member for Adelaide, Kate Ellis MP.

Simon Molesworth letter to MPs
Monday 29 October 2007: On Tuesday 9 October 2007 the Victorian President, Simon Molesworth, sent a letter and attachment to 66 Federal MPs in Victoria and Tasmania in the Senate and House of Representatives.

Key Issues in ME/CFS in Australia
Tuesday 9 October 2007: This paper has been developed over the past twelve months by Jim Chambers, Pres of the Victorian Society, as a document to send to the Federal Health Minister on behalf of the national body.

September 2007

Become an ME/CFS Polly Chaser
Monday 10 September 2007: No, we’re not asking you to risk imprisonment by piercing APEC-level security systems. But how about joining our own campaign to pursue those Federal politicians during the coming election?

August 2007

Letter to the Federal Health Minister
Tuesday 28 August 2007: Here’s an excellent letter written by WA president, Colin Neathercoat, to the Federal Minister for Health.

Electorates
Tuesday 28 August 2007: Member James Hackett has helped us to put together data on where our members are across the eleven SA electorates.

The Official List of Polly Chasers

Lynda Brett
Articles:
Response from Andrew Southcott (2 November)
Response to Andrew Southcott (5 November)

Second response from Andrew Southcott (9 November)

Jim Chambers
Article:
Key issues in ME/CFS in Australia (9 October)

Peter Evans
Article:
The Coalition on the Office of Chemical Safety (13 November)

Julie Gilbert
Article:
Comment on Kate Ellis (17 November)

James Hackett
Article:
Electorates (28 August)

Patsy Harmsen
Article:
Letter to the Libs (20 November)

Dr Timothy Hill (PhD)
Articles:
Response from Kate Ellis (29 October)

Response from Tanya Plibersek (2 November)
Response from Nicola Roxon (26 November)
Polly Chaser Tim Hill on chasing the pollies (30 November)

Suzanne McCusker
Articles:
Response from Kate Ellis (29 October)

Comment on Kate Ellis (17 November)

Simon Molesworth
Article:
Simon Molesworth letter to MPs (29 October)

Colin Neathercoat
Article:
Letter to the Federal Health Minister (28 August)

Dr Russell Pace
Article:
Another candidate responds – positively (21 November)

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