Wednesday 19 July
Everyone is welcome to honour the memory of those who have died from drug overdoses at the remembrance ceremony Friday 21 July 1pm at Lawrence Hargrave Reserve Potts Point, with afternoon tea to follow. Information: Sarah Hiley, telephone 9360 1191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday 4 July 2017
Mental Health Month is in October and you can nominate to recognise people or groups for their excellent work at NSW Parliament. There are small grants of $500 or $1,000 to run projects including specific categories for work with young people, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, Aboriginal people and LGBTI community. Nominations close 31 July. Detailshttp://mentalhealthmonth.wayahead.org.au/nomination/Read more
Tuesday 4 June
I’m holding a forum about our draft Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 5.30 for 6pm Thursday 13 July in the NSW Parliament Theatrette. Speakers include The Hon Trevor Khan MLC, President of NSW Dying with Dignity Sarah Edelman and City of Sydney Councillor Linda Scott. RSVP here:www.alexgreenwich.com/voluntary_assisted_dying_forumRead more
Monday 19 June 2017
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in the Sydney electorate from 1 July, with people who use NSW specialist disability services and Commonwealth disability programs moving into the new scheme first. Existing support services will continue until the NDIS takes over. New applicants for NDIS support won’t be able to apply until 1 July 2018 unless there are urgent or exceptional circumstances. The NDIS aims to provide individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers based on a care plan. There are information sessions on Monday 26 June at 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, at 10.30am-12.30pm and 5-7pm. Details HERE or phone 1800 800 110.
Tuesday 14 June 2017
Neil Pennock continues his fundraising campaign in memory of partner Trace Richey to build a new Bone Marrow Transplant Ward in St Vincent’s Hospital, with a bit over $50,000 needed to reach the $300,000 target. Join the team entering the City2Surf Sunday 13 August, HERE and the fundraising campaign HERE.
Tuesday 14 June 2017
There is time to get a blood pressure check as part of the Stroke Foundation’s campaign to prevent stroke, cardiovascular disease and/or type 2 diabetes. Free checks are available until Wednesday 14 June, information HERE.
Monday 22 May 2017
I joined National, Liberal, Labor and Green colleagues to launch our public consultation bill to provide certain people who are terminally ill the right to get assistance from a doctor to end their life. After looking at the best assisted dying laws, and considering feedback from stakeholders and other parliamentary colleagues, we think the bill represents one of the most robust regimes in the world. We now want to hear further from the community to make sure we have the best bill possible to introduce in the Spring session of Parliament later this year.Read more
Monday 22 May 2017
I supported a Shooters Fishers and Farmers bill to require all nursing homes with high care needs residents to have a registered nurse onsite at all times. Registered nurses can administer vital drugs for pain relief, know when to refer a patient for further medical attention and can perform life-saving procedures.
Given some of the horror stories from nursing homes, we need to ensure adequate care to give residents and their families peace of mind. While the government opposed the bill in the lower house,
I understand it is considering the requirement further, which was in place up until 2014. My speech is HERE.
Tuesday 16 May
This year’s Candlelight Memorial is on Sunday 21 May 4.30pm at the Eternity Playhouse 39 Burton Street Darlinghurst, the 19th vigil for those lost to HIV/AIDS. You can pass on names of loved ones to be read out. Details: www.candlelight.org.au.
(Joint Media Release, 16 May 2017)
The NSW Parliamentary Working Group on Assisted Dying (PWGAD) today released a public consultation draft of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 (NSW), bringing the Bill one step closer to being debated by the NSW Parliament.Read more