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North Melbourne: #RightTrack Meet Up
17 June 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
#RightTrack Meet Up – Building Relationships with MPs, June 17
There is a growing discomfort in our communities about how our Government is choosing to treat people seeking asylum. Now, more than ever, we need to be building close relationships with our politicians to show they will be supported when advocating for change.
This meet up will be all about building a relationship with your local member of parliament: using the #RightTrack framework to have inclusive, values-based conversations.
We’re really lucky to be joined by Anna Burke, the former member for Chisholm. We will also have an update on the current situation faced by people who came by sea.
You might remember Anna as being very outspoken around refugee rights issues when she was in parliament, and it will be really enlightening to hear some stories of how her community was able to productively engage with her. Anna will give us an invaluable insight into what it’s like to be lobbied by a community, which will guide us in how we can build productive relationships with our own local members of parliament to enact change. Following this we will be having a small, practical, exercise that should help us to get some ideas on how to put Anna’s words into action.
Can’t wait to see you there!
5 Blackwood St
The Meeting Room
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051