In this edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter: the latest COVID-19 news, tree planting activities, tax return information, Organ Donor Week and more...
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Werriwa eNewsletter

31 July 2020

Dear <<First Name>>

The Morrison Government's failures on our aged care system continue to come to light.

In the critical weeks leading up to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Victorian aged care facilities, the Morrison Government and the Federal regulator failed to ensure that facilities were prepared for an outbreak.

Those in aged care, their families, and aged care workers need the Morrison Government and the regulator to take action to protect their health.

As the numbers of people affected by COVID-19 continue to rise, I remind everyone that it is our shared responsibility to keep our community safe by practising social distancing and good hygiene habits such as regular hand washing and the use of hand sanitiser.

The stricter we follow the health advice and look out for each other, the quicker we can limit the spread of this virus.

Keep safe and kind regards

Anne

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In this edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter:

COVID-19

With a number of COVID-19 clusters in our area, we must all be vigilant to stop the spread. This means good personal hygiene and physical distancing is vital to protect ourselves, families and the community.

For news and updates on the locations of the latest COVID-19 cases click here.


Stop the spread

In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, please make sure to:

  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
  • Keep a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and other people.
  • Do not shake hands, hug or kiss as a greeting.

Testing clinics

To find your closest COVID-19 testing clinic, click here.

Before you get tested, make sure to check if there are any conditions at your closest testing clinic. Some clinics require a booking, a doctor’s referral, or are drive through only. If the closest clinic does not have a contact number, contact your doctor or local GP.

DonateLife Week

Organ and tissue donation can save and transform the lives of Australians who receive a transplant. At the present time, there are more than 1,700 Australians on the organ donation waiting list.

The act of donating organs and tissue is an extraordinary act of generosity.

During DonateLife Week 2020, I'm urging you to consider registering as an organ and tissue donor. It's vital that you discuss your decision with your family.

If you'd like to consider donating organs or tissue:

  1. Head to www.donatelife.gov.au
  2. Register to become a donor
  3. Discuss your decision with your family

Local Government Week 2020: Councils Do

From 3 to 9 August 2020, local government areas across NSW will celebrate council services that extend beyond roads, rates and rubbish to include areas such as public libraries, childcare centres, sporting facilities, arts and culture, building and development, and more. 

Local Government plays an integral role in providing services and a contribution to the Australian economy. The Local Government sector employs more than 55,000 people and manages over $136b in assets across NSW. 

Tax Time: Construction workers

If you're in the construction industry, whether you’re an apprentice, engineer, tradie or construction worker, make sure you get this year's tax return right.

It’s important that you only claim for eligible items and that all claims are made correctly, otherwise you may miss out on deductions or offsets and may be liable for severe penalties.

The Australian Taxation Office has released industry and occupation-specific guides on managing your tax affairs.Further information, and to find the guide for your occupation, head to the ATO's website here.

Koalatown: tree planting day

This Sunday, August 2, come and plant a tree for koalas and help contribute to Campbelltown's local environment.

The project will see 15,250 plants installed across four work areas in Ingleburn and Macquarie Fields with a primary focus on restoring previously cleared agricultural lands to secure koala habitats for the future.

Bookings are essential. Further information about the day and bookings can be found here.

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