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Alex is committed to government transparency and accountability; protecting the natural and urban environments, open space and Sydney’s unique heritage; retaining inner city social and affordable housing; the humane treatment of animals; improving transport options; and fairness and equality for the LGBTI communities.
 

Key Issues

As a member of the NSW Cross-Party Marriage Equality I am working to progress same-sex marriage in NSW. Soon I will introduce amendments to the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act to end discrimination against NSW LGBTI high School Students. The NSW Parliament recently unanimously supported my motions welcoming openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson to NSW and acknowledging the important work done by ACON towards HIV/AIDS prevention and education. I am also working towards greater recognition and protection for the Trans and Intersex communities in NSW laws.

Parrabell Reports

Monday 2 July 2018 I welcome the Strike Force Parrabell report and commend NSW Police and Assistant Commissioner Tony Crandell for committing the resources to thoroughly review the violent deaths of 88 gay men or perceived to be gay between 1976 and 2000. The associated academic review by Flinders University provides an independent check. The report: HERE.

Rainbow Crossing Returns

Monday 25 June 2018 I welcome Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s proposed rainbow crossing at the southern end of Taylor Square, replacing the 2013 one on Oxford Street that the government removed. This will be a strong visual reminder and celebration of 40 years of successful LGBTIQ rights campaigns.

Outstanding Stories

Monday 25 June 2018 During Pride Week I was proud to again launch the Outstanding LGBTQIA+ Short Story competition for 2018, with contributions on the theme ‘The Next Big Thing’. Send in your stories: HERE.
My latest actions on Equality.
Public high schools in the local area are full or fast filling up and families need new options. In Parliament I asked the Education Minister to allow Sydney Boys High School to increase local enrolments to provide additional capacity for the area. The Minister said he would consider the suggestion, which has the support of the school’s headmaster, and the parents and citizens association. Following a meeting with the Minister, Education Department, and City of Sydney a working party has been established to address the growing education needs of inner city families.

Water Grants

Monday 16 July 2018 Sydney Water has small grants for arts, heritage, safety, welfare or education projects as well as community clean up groups. Grants close 27 July. Apply HERE.

High School Start

Tuesday 12 June 2018 Demolition work starts this week on the new Inner City High School, with students planned from 2020. There will be a foundation parent group and catchment to be settled later this year. Details are HERE.

Walk Safely to School

Thursday 17 May 2018 Friday 18 May is the annual Walk Safely to School Day, information HERE. We need to make sure kids learn about road safety and drivers take pedestrian safety seriously.
My latest actions on Education.
I want to ensure Sydney is sustainable for the future, and will advocate for action on climate change, while ensuring the government gives households support and information to save money on electricity and gas bills. I will campaign hard for NSW to embrace renewable energy.

Water Grants

Monday 16 July 2018 Sydney Water has small grants for arts, heritage, safety, welfare or education projects as well as community clean up groups. Grants close 27 July. Apply HERE.

Bowling Club Site

Monday 16 July 2018 In response to my questions in Parliament about the Paddington Bowling Club site, the Minister for Lands and Forestry says the lease was transferred to Quarry Street Pty Limited in November 2017 and the new lessee is complying with lease conditions. Adjacent residents have been raising concerns about retaining this Crown land as recreation space. My questions are HERE.

Absurd Stadium Proposal

Monday 9 July 2018 Help stop more damage to Moore Park, worse traffic and parking congestion and the loss of important architecture. I urge you to make a submission to the Department of Planning to oppose the absurd proposal to demolish and rebuild the Sydney Football Stadium before this Wednesday 11 July. My submission: HERE. Information and submission link: HERE.
My latest actions on Environment.