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In this edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter: Western Sydney Airport, M12 Back-Flip, This Week in Parliament and more..
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Werriwa eNewsletter

23 October 2020

Dear <<First Name>>

This week the Federal Parliament has been sitting in Canberra with the Senate in Estimates. Answers to questions in estimates has lead to some disturbing revelations which reinforce the need for a National Integrity Commission. Particularly concerning is the overpayment for land in Leppington by the Federal Government.

With further easing of restrictions to allow more people to gather remember that all of us can not become complacent. Please social distance, wash or santise your hands and be careful and keep safe.

If you have anything to raise, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind Regards

Anne

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In this edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter:

Western Sydney Airport: Small Landowners

This week I spoke in Parliament supporting the small landowners in and around the Aerotropolis following the scandals involving the State and Federal Government.

The small landowners deserve better treatment. All they want is transparency and confidence in the process.

COVID-19 Restrictions Eased

From this Friday, 23 October, COVID-19 restrictions will be eased further. Gatherings in outdoor public spaces and group bookings at restaurants will be increased to 30 people.

Following are the new changes:

  • 30 people can gather outdoors in public spaces (previously this was 20)
  • 30 customers per booking, and 30 customers per table at hospitality venues (previously the rule was a maximum of 10)
  • As of last Friday 16 October 2020, corporate functions of up to 300 people can now be held at any appropriate premises, including at restaurants, subject to a COVID-Safe plan (previously just function centres).

Additionally, from 1 December 2020, the number of people who can attend weddings will be lifted to 300 people subject to the four-square metre rule indoors and two square metre rule outdoors.

Click here for the latest COVID-19 news and updated

M12 Motorway Back-Flip

Following significant public backlash and my campaign, Transport for NSW have revised plans for the new motorway to the Western Sydney Airport.

M12 is an important piece of infrastructure that needs to be built and built fast, but that shouldn't come at the expense of residents. I am pleased that the State Government and Transport for NSW have announced these changes. Plans for the M12 now include a realigned south bound off ramp onto the M7 that will reduce the impact on residents of neighbouring Cecil Hills.

The revised plans for the free M12 will also include an on and off ramp from Elizabeth Drive allowing motorists to directly enter the new motorway without having to go onto the M7 tollway.

Thank you to everyone who signed the petition and voiced their concerns. This is a victory for Werriwa thanks to people power.

Asbestos Collection Program

Registrations are now open for the Free Household Asbestos Collection Program available for Fairfield City Council residents. Up to 10 square metres of loose, bonded asbestos collection will be carried out by licensed contractors.

This service will run from 8:30am Monday 19 October to 4:30pm Friday 30 October.

Registration is required and conditions apply. Photos of loose bonded asbestos must be provided via email or text message prior to pick up.

Click here to register

Australian Business Number

From COVID-19 to bushfire responses, your ABN is used by over 300 government agencies each year to provide important community services. Services such as hospitals, local fire and rescue and city councils all need your ABN.

Your Australian Business Number details are your responsibility to maintain.

Updating your ABN details also ensures the right people have the right permissions to act on behalf of your business and you are ready for new government services when they become available.

You won’t be able to update business name, legal names for individual and sole traders who need to contact the ATO directly, or legal names for companies registered with the Australians Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)

Click here to make sure your ABN is up to date.

Highlights From Parliament

There were many great speeches in Parliament this week.

Chris Bowen

My colleague Chris Bowen stood up for the small landowners of Horsley Park and Cecil Park after having their rights ripped up by the Berejiklian Liberal Government, with absolutely no consultation.

Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh defended Chinese Australians. No-one should be subject to 'loyalty tests' when sharing their expertise with Parliament.

Jason Clare

Jason Clare argued for a sorely needed Federal ICAC, one which can initiate its own inquiries, conduct surveillance or make findings of corruption.

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