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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.

Alex's Update Issue 141

7 October 2015

Short Term Rentals Inquiry, Upcoming Rallies, Millers Point Exhibition, Intersex Rights and Community Group Nominations


The NSW Parliament’s Environment and Planning Committee is calling for submissions to an inquiry into the regulation of short-term holiday letting, due 9 November. Details HERE.  


Join me at the Save Woollahra Rally opposing forced amalgamations 10am Sunday 11 October at Guilfoyle Park Guilfoyle Avenue Double Bay.

There’s also a Stand Up for Refugees Rally on Sunday 11 October, 2pm at Sydney Town Hall. Details HERE


I’ll be at the Wednesday 7 October 6-8pm opening of “The Point is” exhibition to support the inspiring Millers Point community campaign Eva Cox is speaking, with live entertainment by Choir Rocks & Jacinta Tobin and a preview of Blue Lucine’s documentary "Forced Out". The exhibition continues until Sunday 11 October @ 107 Projects 107 Redfern Street Redfern. Details HERE


Infants born with atypical sex characteristics such as part or both male and female genitals (intersex) are often subject to unnecessary surgery. Cosmetic genital surgery has lifelong impacts including pain, scarring, lost sexual sensation and sterilisation as well as problems if the child’s later identity differs from their surgically assigned sex, with many adults dissatisfied with surgery outcomes. I asked the health minister to review the practice and support reforms for informed consent in line with human rights groups’ calls. My letter is HERE.


UrbanGrowth NSW is establishing a 30 person reference group for long-term consultation and information sharing in its development of the Bays Precinct. Nominations are open until 23 October. Committed and engaged community members are needed to help keep this project on track. Details HERE

The Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust is calling for nominations to the parkland’s Community Consultative Committee, with applications due 23 October for three vacancies. Passionate park supporters are needed to link the Trust with the community. Details HERE.

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