Alex's Update Issue 142
Tuesday 13 October 2015
I encourage you to nominate local people up to the age of 29 for NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards, with categories including Career Kick Start, Community Service, Environment and Sustainability, Fashion, Aboriginal Education, Indigenous Achievement and Leadership. Winners will receive $2,500 and a trophy. Nominations close 7 December. Details: www.awardsaustralia.com or telephone 1300 735 445.
ELDER ABUSE INQUIRY
The NSW Parliament has an Inquiry into Elder Abuse considering the scale of financial abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse and neglect, and any further protections needed. Submissions are due by 15 November. Details HERE.
VALUE YOUR MIND
On Friday I joined the Inner City Mental Health Recovery Working Party for their Mental Health Month celebrations in Surry Hills. It is great to see so events and activities that help reduce the stigma of mental illness, and promote inclusion and good mental health for everyone.
Link in with Inner Sydney Mental Health Recovery Working Party.
Inner Sydney Regional Council’s listing of local mental health services and resources.
City of Sydney Narratives Project community support resources.
Download, print, sign and return my petition to increase mental health support for social housing tenants HERE.
SAVING MILLERS POINT
I was pleased to help launch “The Point Is...” exhibition about Millers Point at 107 Redfern Street. I’m inspired by the campaign to save the community, and the strength and conviction of residents and their supporters.
Links to my recent questions in Parliament: Sirius building, Social housing stock, Millers Point sales.
We’re working with the Minister for Social Housing to save some social housing in the area and protect vulnerable tenants. My latest request to the minister is HERE.
WILLIAM STREET FESTIVAL
Join me at that William Street festival Saturday to see Paddington at its best. Details at www.williamstreetpaddington.com.au
WATSONS BAY PLANS
Constituents have asked me about major development plans for Watsons Bay. There’s a community meeting on Thursday 15 October at the Gap Bluff Centre. Community campaign details at https://www.facebook.com/savewatsonsbay