Frequently Asked Questions
When can I start?
Straight away (October 2023). We would like to get as many meetings conducted in October and November in the lead up to our government budget submission requesting more support for women with migraine at work.
What do I need to know about my MP and Senator?
Your MP and Senator website and social media channels are also a great way to see what they have been talking about recently.
What if I need to reschedule the meeting?
If you need to reschedule the meeting, speak with their office early and find a new meeting time that suits you both.
What do I do if my MP or Senator doesn’t want to meet with me?
MPs and Senators have busy diaries full of local community events, meetings with constituents like yourself, as well as parliamentary responsibilities. If your local MP or Senator is a Minister or Shadow Minister, then they can spend weeks at a time on the road developing policies or speaking with various groups within the sector.
If you do have trouble with meeting with your MP or Senator, reach out to Migraine & Headache Australia and we can work through it with the office directly. Often, it’s an issue of timing.
How do I stay in contact with my local MP or Senator?
Follow them on their social media handles e.g. Facebook, Twitter, or sign up to their newsletter. They may also signal during the meeting other ways that you can stay in contact as they may want to continue to hear about your experience living with migraine.
For any additional questions or issues, please contact us at info (at) brainfoundation.org.au or call us at 1300 886 660.