I emailed my letter to Kelvin Thomson, our local MP. I got an automated reply straight back, telling me how busy Mr Thomson is and that he only replied to people is his electorate. Damn! I didn't put my address on the first email. (note: how's about you provide these instructions BEFORE people send you an email, perhaps AFTER we've clicked the button on your webpage that says 'email me'). So, I resent the email.
I've also become friends with Mr Thomson on Facebook. I've written on his wall every day this week but he doesn't acknowledge me. Apparently, his Facebook page only exists as a means of promoting himself and not to communicate with the people who elected him.
I know you're probably thinking, I'm silly to expect a response so quickly and you'd be right. But, I've been fighting this issue since last August and I'm sick of being patient. It takes Centrelink 6 weeks to process every application, it takes doctors several weeks to write supporting reports and the appeal took 3 months because Centrelink stuffed up the paperwork.
I don't know exactly how I'm going to get Mr Thomson's attention but I'll think of something. Here is his email address, if anyone has time to write to him, I'd really appreciate it Kelvin.Thomson.MP@aph.gov.au
Mr Thomson, earlier this week, our power almost got disconnected. You WILL listen, because I'm about to get a whole lot louder.
If you haven't yet signed our petition, please go to the top of this page (but below the header) and click on the link 'Babies have Special Needs Too'.
Thanks to everyone who has helped us so far ;-)
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