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Northern Territory General Election - 22nd August 2020
heartfoundation.org.au|Helpline 13 11 12

Northern Territory General Election - 22nd August 2020

Investment in heart health is an investment in longer, happier and more productive lives.

Key takeaways

The Heart Foundation is calling on the next Territory Government to demonstrate strong leadership and take actions to reduce heart disease in our community. This includes: 

  • Putting in place measures to help people to quit smoking and protect young people from taking up smoking. For example, banning smoking and vaping from school grounds.
  • Investing in a Walking Strategy to get more people walking more often.
  • Banning unhealthy food and drink ads aimed at young people in outdoor spaces
  • Improving heart care for Territorians and ensure everyone has access to rehab services after a heart event.

At this election, follow your heart and support the party with the policies that prioritise your heart health. Read more about the Heart Foundation’s policy priorities here 

The cost of inaction on these important issues is too high.

Territorians, follow your heart and join us in calling for action now.

Take action now – here’s how you can help 

Here are five quick ways you can send a message to political parties that you will be following your heart at this election:

1. Email the Minister for Health and the Shadow Minister for Health.

These decision makers need to know that an investment in heart health is an investment in longer, happier and more productive lives. Write to the Minister for Health and Shadow Minister for Health and share your story about why heart health matters to you.

 

Hon Natasha Fyles

Minister for Health 
Member for Nightcliff 
Email: minister.fyles@nt.gov.au 

 

Mrs Lia Finocchiaro 

Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister for Health
Member for Spillett
Email: lia.finocchiaro@nt.gov.au 

2. Share this post on Facebook.

Let your friends and family know that this election you’ll be following your heart and supporting the party with the policies that prioritises your heart health. Share this Facebook post on your profile and in your groups.

3. Write to the candidates.

Tell the candidates in this election that the cost of inaction is too high. Write to your local candidate using our simple tool.

Send and share your email

4. Call talkback radio.

Start the discussion about heart health priorities in the community. Call your local radio station and let them know where you stand on Territorians’ health.

Mix 104.9
Studio: 08 8941 1049

ABC Radio Darwin 
Talkback: 1300 057 222
SMS: 0487 991 057 (rates apply)

5. Write a letter to the editor.

Get the word out there that you support better policies for longer, happier and more productive lives. Write a letter to the newspaper editor and let them know why this issue is important to you.

NT News and The Sunday Territorian 
Email: ntnmail@ntnews.com.au
Text: 0428 NTNEWS (0428 686 397)
Letter: GPO Box 1300, Darwin, 0801

Website: https://www.ntnews.com.au/news/opinion/letter-to-the-editor

News and Updates

For more information or to discuss any of the heart health proposals contact our Helpline on 13 11 12

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