Write a letter to the Editor
Overnight news has broken that the Prime Minister will be considering a Cabinet reshuffle over the weekend. Can you help us give him some good reading over the weekend?
Take 5 minutes to help show that voters demand a government that includes women in its top jobs, by writing a letter to the editor of your state paper.
We've put together some tips to help:
Step 1. Find the 'letter to the editor' details for your state paper
- Write a letter to the Editor of the Daily Telegraph
- Write a letter to the Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald
- Write a letter to the Editor of the Courier-Mail
In Western Australia:
- Write a letter to the Editor of the West Australian
- Write a letter to the Editor of the Mercury
In South Australia:
- Write a letter to the Editor of The Advertiser
- Write a letter to the Editor of the Canberra Times
In the Northern Territory:
- Write a letter to the Editor of the NT News
Want to contact a paper not on our list? You should be able to find the contact information for your area's newspaper by simply googling 'send a letter to the editor' and the name of the paper.
2. Write your letter
You don't have to be an expert writer or political know-all to get published - in fact, the more letters reflect the views of ordinary local people, the more likely they are to interest the paper's editor. Usually, three sentences making your point will be enough.
Looking for some inspiration? Check out these articles about:
- Some of the women who could be in cabinet - from our friends at Women's Agenda
- Women in cabinet & security and diplomacy, from Fair Agenda ambassador Dr Susan Harris-Rimmer in The Canberra Times.
- Women in cabinet and their impotence for Australia's leadership, adaptation and innovation, from Fair Agenda ambassador Liz Skelton in Women's Agenda.
- The 9 women who've just been appointed to the Victorian cabinet, via Daily Life.
- Scotland's new cabinet, with equal gender balance, via The Guardian.
Step 3. Let us know when you've sent your letter!
Send the team a quick email at email@example.com to let us know where you've sent your letter, so we can keep an eye on your state paper, and collect all the letters published!