Emerge Australia is the national peak body representing people whose lives are affected by ME/CFS. We regularly run campaigns, and develop resources, to promote and protect the rights of the ME/CFS community, and keep people informed and up to date about issues that may affect them.
To find out ways that you can get involved in the work that we do please take a look at the campaigns and resources provided below.
We also strongly encourage you to join our community either as a member (from only $5) or by signing up to our newsletter (free) so that we can keep you up to date on new campaigns, updates on current campaigns and new resources for advocacy as we develop them.
Emerge Australia will be making an organisational submission to the Federal Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. We have created two short surveys to help us to develop a submission that is representative of people’s experiences of living with ME/CFS, and that of their carers, across Australia.
In 2018, Emerge Australia launched a paper petition to demand better access to the NDIS for people with ME/CFS. After gathering 1400 signatures, it was tabled in Parliament by Greens MP Adam Bandt on 5 December 2018. We launched the same petition online and over 10,273 people signed.
In August 2019, a new accredited GP education module on ME/CFS was launched by ThinkGP, sponsored by Emerge Australia. In November, we harnessed 'people power' to spread the word by asking supporters of ME/CFS across Australia to join us and send out ‘GP education promotional packs’ to health professionals in their local areas. Want to join our campaign?
Emerge Australia published results from its first ME/CFS Health and Wellbeing Survey in 2018 and launched another survey in 2019. We plan to stay current and informed about the needs of the ME/CFS community by running an updated version of this Health and Wellbeing Survey every three years.