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Alex's Update Issue 186

Tuesday 13 September 2016

City Election, We’re Moving, Scottish Hospital, Learn About Stroke, BGF Bake Off and Vital Bees 

City Election

Congratulations to the Lord Mayor Clover Moore team on being re-elected. Media reports have focussed on voters rejecting the double vote for corporations laws, which I opposed in Parliament. Results HERE. We’re still waiting to find out the court decision on whether Woollahra Council will be forcibly amalgamated.

We're Moving

My electorate office will be closed from Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 September as we move to Ground Floor 21 Oxford Street Darlinghurst. Apologies for any delays: we’ll respond to requests for help as soon as the new telephone and computer systems have been set up. The new telephone number is 9267 5999. Email and website contacts stay the same.

Scottish Hospital

My submission on modifications to the Scottish Hospital redevelopment into aged care again raises concerns about the loss of remnant forest, historic gardens and tree canopy, with further proposals to remove and relocate trees. My submission HERE.

Learn About Stroke

Get a health check during National Stroke Week 12-18 September at St Vincent’s Hospital – call for details 8382 1111. Prompt treatment for stroke is vital and you can learn about the ‘FAST’ symptom test: Face: Has their mouth drooped? Arms: Can they lift both arms? Speech: Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you? Time is critical. If you see these signs call 000. Details HERE.

There’s also a public forum on stroke rehabilitation and research at UTS Grand Hall 6pm Thursday 15 September. Details and registration HERE.

BGF Bake Off

Check out the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation’s Spring Carnival Bake Off Sunday 18 September at the Beresford Hotel. First prize cakes will be auctioned off to raise funds to support people living with HIV. Buy tickets and register your baking skills HERE

Vital Bees

Bees are vital to crop pollination and ecosystems worldwide, but they’re under threat from ‘colony collapse’ and huge decline in numbers. While Australia has not yet suffered the same impacts, this has already affected almond production in Australia. I will again ask the Minister for Primary Industries what the NSW Government will do to protect bees. You can learn about bees in the inner city from Doug Purdie, the ‘Beevangelist’ Tuesday 20 September 6.30-7.30pm at Kings Cross Library. Details HERE