Today, we need you to spread the word that an unprecedented 209 community organisations are calling on the PM to urgently save NPAH

Yesterday, I wrote to you about the plan for releasing our open letter to the Prime Minister. Events have moved faster than we expected and NewsCorp have published (ahead of schedule) an article today, which appeared in the print version of the Herald Sun and in all their other mastheads online. You can read the NewsCorp article here (limited free views then paywall).

The open letter has now been sent to and received by the Prime Minister and we are working on other media coverage throughout the day.

Now it is your turn to lead the push by promoting the open letter online and making sure all the work we have been doing is successful in securing an extension to the NPAH on Friday at COAG.

This is what we need you to do today and for the rest of this week to achieve a positive outcome at COAG:

  1. Release a public statement in support of the NPAH and with a link to the open letter on your website and social media channels. Encourage staff to post messages in support of NPAH on their personal accounts, as per your social media policy
  2. Send the open letter and your statement to your media contacts and follow up with a quick phone call
  3. Use the hashtag #SaveNPAH when posting online

Local media are very interested in these funding cuts and they love hearing from local organisations. Pick up the phone today and explain you are a local service concerned about the end of funding.

Here is the link to the public letter with the list of 209 signatories. Please contact me if you have any questions or queries. Link to this version of the letter if possible.

Many thanks for your support and actions this week to save NPAH,


Daniel Scoullar | NPAH Campaign Coordinator | 2 Stanley Street Collingwood Victoria 3066
0402 596 297 | | @CHPVIC |
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