Alex's Update Issue 181

Alex's Update Issue 181

Monday 8 August 2016

Night Life Update, Westconnex Destruction, No Plebiscite Public Funding, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Multicultural Grants and Newsletter No 11

Night Life Update

With the Late Night Roundtables reporting last week and the Callinan Review to report later this month, in Parliament I asked the government to improve the city’s nightlife. We need to fine-tune laws as I continue to hear that live music and entertainment, and diversity are suffering. While the roundtable reports push more reviews and research, the minister said that the evidence he has seen indicates that safety benefits are likely the result of earlier cessation of service rather than the lockout, and that we need better late night public transport, which are in line with my previous submission. The roundtable reports are HERE. My question to the Deputy Premier is HERE

WestConnex Destruction

Join concerned Sydney residents on Sunday 14 August 1-4pm at The Pavilion next to Alan Davidson Oval in Sydney Park to save Sydney Park from WestConnex. WestConnex Action Group’s ‘Driving Sydney to Destruction’ will have guest speakers, information and a sausage sizzle. Information available HERE.

No Plebiscite Public Funding

Sign the Australian Marriage Equality Campaign petition calling for no public funding for the proposed plebiscite on marriage equality. Public funds should be spent on vital community services, education and health – not a public debate on equality. Sign the petition HERE.

Puttin' On The Ritz

With funding from the City of Sydney, Holdsworth Community is holding a Winter Tea Dance on Thursday 18 August 2016 11.30pm-2pm at Glebe Town Hall 160 St Johns Road Glebe. The ticket includes light lunch and a band and dance caller. Details HERE.

Multicultural NSW Grants

Applications for Multicultural NSW’s Unity and Celebration grants close 9 September. Grants go to non-profit community organisations and aim to promote social cohesion and harmony and celebrate cultural diversity. Information for Unity grants HERE and Celebration grants HERE.  

Newsletter Issue 11

My latest newsletter is now available online at

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!