Campaign news updates are posted here, with the most recent news at the top of the page.

Polio Survivors Take Fight To Canberra

— PRESS RELEASE — On Wednesday 29th October, at 9:30 am, Australia’s polio survivors take their fight to Canberra to remind Parliament that “We’re Still Here!” and call on the government Continue reading →

Sue is Just One of 400,000 Polio Survivors Ignored by Federal Government

— PRESS RELEASE — October is national Polio Awareness Month. On 29th October, polio survivors will converge on Parliament in Canberra to remind the Australian Government that the legacy of polio Continue reading →

Rohan is Just One of 400,000 Polio Survivors Ignored by Federal Government

— PRESS RELEASE — October is National Polio Awareness Month. On 29th October, polio survivors will converge on Parliament in Canberra to remind the Australian Government that the legacy of polio Continue reading →

Federal Government Shuts Out 400,000 Chronically Ill Australians

— PRESS RELEASE — October is National Polio Awareness Month. On 29th October, polio survivors will converge on Parliament in Canberra to remind the Australian Government that the legacy of polio Continue reading →

Campaign Update #5 ~ 17 June 2013

Only 9 days to go! As Wednesday the 26th of June is fast approaching, it’s time for you and your family and friends to show support for the Campaign Heroes travelling to Canberra by posting messages to them. Our 32 Campaign Heroes have all paid for themselves to travel and stay in Canberra, and they are arriving from across Australia: 3 from the ACT; 19 from NSW; 3 from Qld; 6 from Vic; and 1 from across the continent from WA! …

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Campaign Update #3 ~ 4 June 2013

21 days to go . . . are you going to join us in Canberra for the “We’re Still Here!” campaign? We now have 25 Campaign Heroes joining with Polio Australia in Canberra on Wednesday 26th June. Now, more than ever, we encourage you to contact your local Federal Member of Parliament and tell them a delegation from Polio Australia will be at Parliament House on Wednesday 26th June. Let them know they are welcome to join us at an informative Morning Tea and Forum. …

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Campaign Update #2 ~ 31 May 2013

This afternoon, we sent out 60 personalised invitations to our Morning Tea and Forum to Polio Australia’s ‘Parliamentary Patrons’ and ‘Parliamentary Friends of Polio Survivors’, including the local Members of those Campaigners who have already advised their attendance. We are requesting campaigners to let their MPs know that someone from their electorate will be attending on the day. …

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“We’re Still Here!” Campaign 2013

Please add your polio story to this site, read or comment on someone else’s story, and share our stories on Facebook and Twitter. We don’t even require 6 degrees of separation – we all have a link to polio survivors somewhere in our extended family tree. If we are not a polio survivor ourselves, we are the sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts, friends and colleagues, doctors and patients, teachers and customers, of someone who has had polio and who now needs our support. …

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