In this edition of the Werriwa e-Newsletter: Income Support, Liverpool Art Exhibition, Pandemic Heroes and more...
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Werriwa eNewsletter

23 July 2021

Dear <<First Name>>.

Thank you to everyone for what you are doing to keep our community safe. The Premier has today called the situation in Sydney as a National Emergency. Unfortunately even though we have been lockdown for more than four weeks, people who are infectious in the community continues to be very high. This is the nature of the Delta variant of COVID-19 we have in the community.

The Premier is asking for everyone to seek a vaccine. I will be following up availability because I know this has been an issue in our area since vaccinations began. The link is below to make an appointment or you can speak to your GP to see if they can help with the vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccinations in NSW

The Chief Medical Officer gave details today about the difference the vaccine can make to the spread and health of people who are unfortunately infected; so please consider doing what you can to get vaccine.

If you need someone to talk to, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, Suicide Callback on 1300 659 467 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

Kind Regards



In this edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter:


Restrictions will remain the same as the last update which is as follows:

  • Outdoor public gatherings limited to two people (excluding members of the same household);
  • People must stay in their Local Government Area or within 10km of home for exercise and outdoor recreation, with no carpooling between non-household members;
  • Browsing in shops is prohibited, plus only one person per household, per day may leave the home for shopping;
  • Funerals limited to ten people in total

The four reasons to leave your home remain in place:

  • Shopping for food or other essential goods and services (one person only);
  • Medical care or compassionate needs (only one visitor can enter another residence to fulfil carers’ responsibilities or provide care or assistance, or for compassionate reasons);
  • Exercise with no more than 2 (unless members of the same household);
  • Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home.

Get Tested!

If you live in or are staying in Greater Sydney you are now required to have a COVID-19 test every 7 days if your workplace is 50km or more outside Greater Sydney.

Workers are not required to wait for a negative test result but must carry proof of the test, such as an SMS or email.

You do not need a referral to receive a COVID-19 test.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. Click here to find your nearest clinic or contact your GP.


Below you can find a link with all vaccine information including booings, FAQs and statistics.

COVID-19 Vaccinations in NSW

Income Support

Below you can find three links for financial support for individuals, families and businesses in COVID-19 hotspot areas.

Individuals COVID-19 Disaster Payment

Additional individuals support (eg: rent support, international students): 

COVID-19 business support (Businesses can sign up here to receive more information when it becomes available)

Advice for Families - Schooling

The latest schooling advice is the following:

  • Schools will be learning online
  • Students are encouraged to learn from home
  • No student will be turned away from school
  • Early childhood education services can continue to operate
  • Students should not attend school if unwell, even with mild symptoms of COVID-19.

NSW Health have guidelines for families available on their website here.

Multi-lingual Services

As Werriwa is a proud multilingual electorate, it is essential for resources to be available in many languages.

SBS is one of the best places to find the information you need in the language you speak. They provide the latest Coronavirus news and information in over 60 languages.

In the link below you will find:

• Latest developments, including about local area restrictions and requirements—available through online articles and audio on demand;
• Must-know vaccine information;
• Extensive in-language coronavirus resources—such as explainer videos, infographics, factsheets; and
• Mental health services for support.

I encourage you all the spread this through the community.

Click here to access the portal

Important COVID-19 Contactss

Emergencies - 000

Mental Health

  • Lifeline – 131 114
  • Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Health Wellbeing Support Service – 1800 512 348
  • Kid Helpline – 1800 551 800
  • Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467

Financial Assistance

  • Services Australia – 180 22 66

General Assistance

  • My Aged Care – 1800 200 422
  • Seniors Support Line – 1800 171 866
  • Online Services Support Hotline – 132 307
  • Employment Services Line – 132 850
  • Salvation Army – 1300 371 288
  • 777 Movement
  • Golden Manna - 8103 3074
  • Fairfield Council’s Wellbeing Register – 9725 0222


Useful Coranavirus Links

24th Annual Liverpool Art Society Exhibition

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. 

It is open to Liverpool Art Society members of all ages and has a range of prizes for a variety of categories and mediums including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and mixed media. 

Click here to find out more about the Exhibition

Nominate a Pandemic Hero

Frontline workers have been the backbone of Australia throughout the Pandemic and they deserve to be appreciated.

If you know a frontline or essential worker who has dedicated their time to keeping us safe or a community member who has gone above and beyond to help the community during the pandemic, consider nominating them as a Frontline Hero.

Labor want to share the amazing stories of Australia's pandemic heroes and put a spotlight on the unrecognised service they provide.

Click here to nominate a Frontline Hero

Casula Powerhouse Digital Program

With successive lockdowns, Casual Powerhouse Arts Centre are committed to continuing their online program to ensure everyone has access to the arts.

There are workshops, art activities for the kids, exhibition walk-through's, 3D Virtual tours, music performances, cooking classes, garden tips and so much more.

Click here to find out more.

Save Medicare

Thank you all for the overwhelming response to the Save Medicare campaign.

If you have a story you would like to share about Medicare, please contact my office on (02) 8783 0977 or email

If you haven't already, please sign the petition and help me save Medicare.

Click here to sign the petiion.

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