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In this edition of the Werriwa e-Newsletter: Werriwa Volunteer Awards, National Sorry Day, National Reconciliation Week and more..
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Werriwa e-Newsletter

21 May 2021

Dear <<First Name>>

Next week I return to Parliament for the first of four sitting weeks over the next month. 

Budget estimates will also take place next week. I expect there will be much debate on the Budget in the coming weeks and I will continue to voice the concerns of the community.

I hope you all have a great weekend and keep safe.

Kind regards

Anne

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In this edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter:

Werriwa Volunteer Awards

This week is National Volunteer Week and I had the great privilege, as I do every year, of honouring the volunteers who contribute so much to our community.

This years theme is:

  • Recognise: to celebrate and thank volunteers
  • Reconnect: to what is important by giving our time to help others and ourselves, and
  • Re-imagine: how we better support volunteers and communities they help

This year, over 45 volunteers were honoured for their service to the community in 2020 & 2021. Thank you to, not just these people, but to all the volunteers in our region.

Congratulations to all of the 2020 & 2021 Werriwa Volunteer Award Winners.

Labor’s Multicultural Engagement Taskforce Report Launch

This week I joined Labor Leader Anthony Albanese, Andrew Giles MP and Peter Khalil MP in launching Labor’s Multicultural Engagement Taskforce report at the Italian Museum and Historical Society in Melbourne.

As the Taskforce Secretary it has been a great privilege to hear from multicultural communities from around the country. It is clear from the submissions and round tables that there are many structural and systemic issues that affect our multicultural communities.

Although we are a successful multicultural nation, there is much more work that needs to be done. This report emphasises that multiculturalism in Australia relies on inclusion, education, representation and respect. A Labor Government will always follow these principles.

Click here to read the report online

National Sorry Day

Next week on Wednesday 26 May, is National Sorry Day. Observed annually, National Sorry Day remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, which we now know as ‘The Stolen Generations’.

We cannot begin to fix the problems of the present without accepting the truth of our history. Sorry Day asks us to acknowledge the Stolen Generations and, in doing so, reminds us that historical injustice is still an ongoing source of inter-generational trauma for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, communities and peoples.

Click here to view an ABC video on the importance of Sorry Day.

National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021 'More than a word. Reconciliation takes action' urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations, and importantly, as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

2021 marks twenty years of Reconciliation Australia and almost three decades of Australia’s formal reconciliation process.

Click here for more information on Reconciliation Week

Liverpool City Local Business Awards

Nominations are now open for the Liverpool City Local Business Awards.

The Liverpool Local Business awards are currently accepting nominations. Business-owners, managers and staff work hard and often go above and beyond to help their clients and customers.

Nominations close on June 17.

Click here to nominate a business or for more information.

Supporting Local Businesses Petition

Despite being hit hard by several COVID-19 outbreaks, Liverpool businesses do not have access to the $3000 and $5000 grants available to businesses on the Northern Beaches.

Earlier this year, Councillor Hagarty moved a motion calling on the State Government to extend its business resilience grants to small businesses in Liverpool. He has now launched an ePetition with the NSW Parliament with Paul Lynch as sponsor.

What support you receive should not be based on your postcode. Businesses in Werriwa have suffered as those in the northern beaches have. I support my colleague's campaign to support local businesses in the South-West.

Click here to sign the petition

National Road Safety Week

This week is National Road Safety Week.

Every year, approximately 1200 people are killed and another 44,000 are seriously injured on Australian roads. Traffic injury is the biggest killer of Australian children under 15 and the second-biggest killer of all Australians aged between 15 and 24. These numbers are growing every year but are preventable if we choose to Drive So Others Survive.

National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, partnering road safety organisations and Government. The week highlights the impact of road trauma and ways to reduce it.

Click here to take the pledge to Drive So Others Survive

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