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.
NDIS Petitions 2018 and 2019
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. The petition has paved the way for
In March this year, the federal government made a range of telehealth medical services temporarily available through Medicare. After many years of campaigning for telehealth services for people living with ME/CFS and other chronic illnesses, Emerge Australia and the ME/CFS community have warmly welcomed this change. The current arrangements were originally intended to expire in