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Help Victorian kids get back on track

Victorian Election 2022

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Victorian kids need your help

​It’s been a tough couple of years for kids and families in Victoria, and we need your help to get them back on track.  

So many Victorian kids missed out on school, socialising, sports, and creative activities, which are essential to their health and development.   

But we’re still waiting on a real plan to help kids and young people catch up from these COVID-19 pandemic setbacks.   

The Victorian election is an important opportunity for leaders from across the political spectrum to prioritise our children’s health and recovery from the pandemic.   

We need action, now.  

Will you email our Victorian leaders and ask them to help our kids catch up from the COVID-19 pandemic?   

Your email gets us one step closer to our goal to get kids back on track. It will be sent to:

  • Premier Daniel Andrews
  • Opposition Leader Matthew Guy
  • Minister for Health​ Mary-Anne Thomas
  • Shadow Minister for Health Georgie Crozier
  • Minister for Mental Health Gabrielle Williams
  • Shadow Minister for Mental Health Emma Kealy
  • Minister for Education Natalie Hutchins
  • Shadow Minister for Education David Hodgett
  • Minister for Early Childhood and Pre-Prep Ingrid Stitt
  • Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Colin Brooks; and
  • Shadow Minister for Disability, Seniors and Carers Tim Bull

PS. We’ve drafted the email for you! So, all you have to do is enter your details and hit send. To make it stand out, you can customise it to include your personal or professional experience. 

Subject: Help our young people catch up from the setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic
Dear [MP title/name]

Our children have faced significant social, emotional, developmental and physical setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Will you commit to addressing these setbacks if you are re-elected?

A national recovery plan specifically for children and young people will get them back on track and, even better, help them realise their full potential.

We are asking for you to commit to:

  • Appoint a state-based Chief Paediatrician/Chief Child Health Officer
  • Work collaboratively with jurisdictions and the Federal Government as part of a National COVID-19 Taskforce to coordinate a recovery plan for children and young people
  • Contribute to the implementation in Victoria of the National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Extend the Tutor Learning Initiative beyond 2022 following evaluation and expand with a focus on children with disability and/or learning difficulties Extend the continuing Tutor Learning Initiative to focus on students who have been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including priority populations and children with disability and/or learning difficulties

  • Implement universal access to quality early childhood education programs for all three year-olds as part of the announced Victoria-NSW initiative, and include a dedicated focus on quality Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled integrated services.
  • •Restrict marketing of unhealthy diets to children and young people through regulation and standards in Victoria

I appreciate your consideration of this important issue. You can find out more about these asks by heading to

Thank you,

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