Diabetes Australia represents the interest of all people affected by diabetes by advocating and lobbying the Australian Government for better standards of care and on other issues of national concern. Lobbying and advocating operates at two levels:
- Firstly by addressing and providing solutions for national issues which are raised by individual people with diabetes or their families. Secondly by identifying the needs of, and working towards improvements in the quality of life for, people with diabetes.
- Diabetes Australia has established effective relationships with the Australian Government, its departments, other health and private national bodies, to advocate on issues such as insurance inequities, better access to pharmaceuticals, driver’s licence standards, and discrimination in the workplace or in everyday life.
Diabetes Australia is also supported in its endeavours by the Parliamentary Diabetes Support Group (PDSG); an energetic non-partisan group of parliamentarians with a particular focus on helping people with diabetes.
Lobbying & Advocating Contact
If you would like to contact Diabetes Australia about an issue of national concern, email: email@example.com. Alternatively you can contact your state or territory diabetes organisation's Advocacy Officer.
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State and Territory Advocacy Officers
There is an Advocacy Officer in each of the state and territory diabetes offices. If there is an issue or topic related to living with diabetes that you think requires action, either from the government or commercial operators, contact your nearest state or territory diabetes office Advocacy Officer.