Thank your MLCs


An MLC is a Member of the Legislative Council, or the “upper house”. These politicians do not have a specific electorate or area, but represent the State as a whole. The main portion of the debate about the “Conversion Practices” legislation was held in the Legislative Council, so these MLCs were on the front line of arguing for amendments to the legislation. The debate started at 11pm on Thursday and went straight through to the final vote at 6:30am the next day.

MLCs who moved amendments

The following MLCs moved amendments that would have made the “Conversion Practices” bill much better. You can see all amendments on the Parliamentary website. Unfortunately none of these amendments were succesful, but these MLCs deserve a big thanks for their efforts. 

The Hon. Damien Tudehope MLC
Liberal Party
The Hon. Chris Rath MLC
Liberal Party
The Hon. John Ruddick MLC
Libertarian Party
The Hon. Mark Banasiak MLC
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party
The Hon. Tania Mihailuk MLC
Pauline Hanson's One Nation

MLCs who gave speeches

The following MLCs also made speeches in support of amendments. 

The Hon. Susan Carter MLC
Liberal Party
The Hon. Rachel Merton MLC
Liberal Party
The Hon. Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC
Liberal Party
The Hon. Aileen MacDonald MLC
Liberal Party
The Hon. Mark Latham MLC

Sample Email

This letter is provided as an example. It is always best to write your own letter, however this example is based on a few of the discussion points above and is provided to help you start. 

If you are basing your letter off this template, make sure you replace the sections in **[brackets]**

Dear MP not found,
or Dear MP not found,

I am writing to express my appreciation for your efforts in the New South Wales Parliament concerning the 'Conversion Practices' bill. Your commitment to advocating for religious freedom is commendable. It is clear that you understand the importance of protecting these rights for faith communities and parents.

I also want to express my gratitude for your speech in parliament. Your push for amendments that would safeguard these groups was inspiring. Your dedication to serving the people of our state does not go unnoticed, and I encourage you to continue your fight for the preservation of religious freedom.

[enter your name, address and phone number. Your address is needed so MPs know you are legitimately from their electorate.]

Authorised by Mike Southon, Freedom for Faith, 168 Chalmers St, Surry Hills NSW