Active Citizens Election Forum 17 May 2022

On 17 May 2022, in the lead up to the 2022 Federal Election, MDAA hosted an Election Forum with people living with disability, families and carers.

The main objective of the workshop was to enhance individual agency and capacity to drive change in their lives and others as well as in their communities and society they live in.

Specifically, in the context of the Federal Election, at the end of the forum it was intended that participants will have:

  • An increased awareness and understanding of issues to make an informed choice about voting preferences
  • Identified enablers and barriers for their participation in the voting process and making informed choices

The Forum activities are strategically aligned with MDAA’s vision: A society where everyone, regardless of background or disability, feels welcome, included, and supported.

The forum took place at Granville Diggers Club. 30 participants attended in person. 1 person joined by Zoom. 6 staff were present.   

The document below summarises the activities conducted at the workshop, identifies the key themes from the discussions and makes recommendations to achieve the goals and objectives of the Active Citizens project.

MDAA Election Forum Report 17May2022Web