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.
In March 2020, the federal government made a range of telehealth medical services temporarily available through Medicare. The current arrangements are in place until March 2021, at which stage they will be reviewed. Join with us in thanking the government for introducing this service and asking for it to be made available permanently for people living with ME/CFS.
Emerge Australia will be making an organisational submission to the Federal Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
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?