Send a Letter to the Editor

You can use the below tool to write a letter to the editor.
Problems with the form? Email webmaster@queenslandunions.org.au for assistance.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU FILL THE SPACE BELOW WITH THE TEXT OF YOUR LETTER.
OR FEEL FREE TO USE THE TEXT OF THE SUGGESTED LETTER ON THE LEFT.

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Tips for Writing Letters to the Editor


Politicians and their staff generally monitor the letters pages of newspapers.


As well published letters can raise awareness of an issue among readers who would not otherwise by aware of it. Even if not published, your letter could be instrumental in drawing to the newspaper’s attention that the issue of is public concern and should be reported on by their staff.

  • Keep letters short (most newspapers have a 200 - 300 word limit)
  • Include your name, address and phone number (you may be contacted to verify your letter)
  • Write your letter from your own point of view, and include personal examples if possible
  • Focus on one important point (don’t try to address separate issues in one letter). 
  • Use verified facts. Take the time to check original sources rather than repeating “fact” cited in another media outlet.
  • Create immediacy by indicating how readers will be affected by the issue you address when possible.
  • Speak in the language and to the literacy level of that publication’s readers.
  • E-mail your letter in the body of the email (never send unsolicited attachments ) and put “Letter re: your topic or article name ” in the subject line.
  • If you wish to copy others or submit to more than one publication, do so in a separate email, rather than using CC.

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