Can you help stop Deadly Disability Discrimination by phoning, emailing or writing to Minister Hazzard?

We want the Minister to urgently fund solutions to end preventable deaths for people with intellectual disability. Every minute we delay more lives are put at risk.

Tips for contacting the Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard  

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(Download these tips as a PDF)

There a few ways you can contact the Minister, these include, by calling his office, email or letter.

Below is a template of what you may like to say or write to the Minister. If calling, ask to speak to the Minister. The staff member will ask for your name and why. You can use the below as a guide for the conversation.

 

Example letter/phone talking points:

Dear Minister Hazzard,
I am writing to you because I am very concerned about the high number of preventable deaths for people with intellectual disability and I would like to know what your Government is doing to end these deaths.

Things you may want to include in the email/letter/phone call:

  • A study from the University of NSW showed that 38% of deaths for people with intellectual disability were preventable. They died from conditions not related to their disability.

  • The study says that people with intellectual disability die 27 years earlier than the general population.

  • 55 prominent academics have signed a letter calling on you, Minister, to fund solutions.

  • There are solutions and the Government has done some work on this but not enough because there are still too many deaths.
  • I want the Minister to urgently fully fund the solutions.

  • This is a human rights issue. It is about saving lives. We need to fully fund the solutions now.

  • Disability discrimination needs to stop.

 

Consider also including your personal story or your personal thoughts on this important issue.

  • I want to tell you what happened to….

  • In my opinion…

 

End your email /letter with a follow up request, for example:

I would like the Minister to write to me and tell me what he will be doing to end the high numbers of preventable deaths for people with intellectual disability.

 

The Minister’s contact details

Minister Brad Hazzard: 02 8574 6000. Always remember to be polite.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Address: Minister Brad Hazzard
Minister for Health
GPO Box 5341
Sydney, NSW 2001

 

Find out more

For more information read NSW CID Senior Advocate, Jim Simpson’s blog and our End Deadly Disability Discrimination campaign page.
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