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In this edition of the Werriwa e-Newsletter: Government Avoiding Accountability, Red Nose Day, Australia Day Awards Nominations and more...
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Werriwa eNewsletter

13 August 2021

Dear <<First Name>>.

This week was the second of the sitting fortnight. Once again, we saw the Government refuse to take responsibility for their failures.

A key issue of debate was Liberal Party members spreading COVID misinformation throughout the community. Any undermining of advice from health professionals must be challenged.

Unfortunately, the ACT has entered lockdown for the first time in over a year. I will be staying in Canberra until the next sitting fortnight to ensure our community has a voice at the Federal level.

Even though I am in Canberra, the office and I are still working to help with any issues you need to resolve. Either email me or leave a voicemail and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Please remember to leave your phone number.

As always, please continue to follow the health advice: wear a mask, leave home only for essentials, and get vaccinated.

If you need support during this lockdown, or just someone to talk to, you can call Lifeline on 131 114, Beyond Blue on 1800 512 348, or Suicide Callback on 1300 659 467.

Kind Regards

Anne

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In this edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter:

Useful Coranavirus Links

Vaccines for Construction Workers

As the virus continues to spread throughout and beyond Sydney, the State Government still imposes a double standard for construction workers in Western Sydney, including Werriwa.

With workers from all parts of Sydney intermingling on construction sites, there should be one rule for all.

Yesterday, I asked the Prime Minister whether he agrees with mandatory vaccinations for Western Sydney construction workers. After delivering a 3 minute response, which you can watch below, I am still none the wiser.

2022 Australia Day Awards

Nominations for the 2022 Australia Day Awards are now open.

The Australia Day Awards are presented annually to local citizens, groups and businesses who have made outstanding contributions to the community.

Awards include Citizen of the Year, Small Business Award, Senior Citizen Award and more.

Click here to nominate a local hero.

AstraZeneza Vaccine Facts

My colleague, Member for McMahon Chris Bowen, made a great video outlining some facts about the AstraZeneca vaccine.

I encourage everyone to watch by clicking below.

Liverpool Art Society Exhibition and Werriwa Art Prize

Entries for the 24th Annual Liverpool Art Society Exhibition are now open. This exhibition has been presented at Casula Powerhouse since 1998, and promotes and celebrates the creative talent of our local region.

The exhibition includes the Werriwa Art Prize which I award each year to an artwork that reflects the Werriwa electorate. The winning artwork will receive $500 and grace the cover of my annual Christmas card.

Click here to find out more

Red Nose Day

Today is Red Nose Day.

Funds raised on Red Nose Day for more than 30 years have resulted in an amazing 85 per cent reduction in sudden infant deaths. That’s 10,857 babies saved and counting.

None of this would have been possible without the incredible public support for Red Nose Day. I urge you to buy a red nose and help Red Nose Australia in this very important fight.

Your donation will directly fund more research, support services for heartbroken families, and education programs to help keep babies safe.

Click here to Donate

Bradfield City Name Review

I believe that it is in the public interest that the name for Sydney’s third city, currently proposed as Bradfield City, be renamed to an Indigenous figure or significant indigenous term through consultation with the local Aboriginal Land Councils.

The city will eventually grow into Sydney’s third city and a gateway to Australia for visitors coming from all around the world. What better way to welcome those visitors than with a uniquely Australian indigenous name.

I encourage a review of the naming of the city and I also encourage everyone to make a submission to the proposal of the name Bradfield on the NSW Government Website with the link below.

Click here to make a submission.

Vinnies Support

As the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 continue to be felt across NSW, many people experiencing poverty and disadvantage are facing additional financial pressure. At the same time, households accustomed to making ends meet are facing economic hardship for the first time.

Vinnies NSW can provide assistance paying bills, food parcels, material aid, housing and homelessness services, access to the No Interest Loans Scheme, advocacy and referral to relevant services.

Call Vinnies on 13 18 12 or email at vinnies@vinnies.com.au if you need support.

This Week in Parliament

There were many great speeches in Parliament this week. Below are some of my favourites. 

Tony Burke

Tony Burke gave a passionate speech about the Prime Minister's failure to lead Australia through the Pandemic.

Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh backed his constituent who is being forced to pay JobKeeper back, when well off businesses who profited from JobKeeper remain unhindered.

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