Can you help us encourage your political representative Steve Irons MP?
Recently Steve Irons of Swan has spoken on Australian aid for providing sanitation for those who live in extreme poverty. We’d like to tell them the importance of Australian aid as this is perfect example of the benefit of aid and a reason to reverse the negative trend of the aid budget
In Parliament Steve Irons said:
Around the globe, poor sanitation is a major cause of disease and impacts life expectancy. According to the World Health Organization, 1.1 billion people do not have access to safe water supplies; 2.6 billion people do not have access to improved sanitation; and 3.1 million children die each year from water related diseases.
You can read the whole speech here.
Whenever a politician engages with the issues we all care passionately about, it’s important to encourage, thank, or even challenge them. It doesn't mean we support that politician, or endorse everything they say. But if they don’t hear from passionate people in their electorate when they do speak up, it’s easy for them to give up, get cynical, or assume their electorate doesn’t care about Australian aid.
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