As the Member for Sydney, Alex can help get information, address concerns and change systems, policies and laws:
- with Representations to government decision makers
- being a Voice in Parliament
- helping with Electoral enrolment forms
- supporting Local events
- Community support letters
- linking with Community funding
- nominations for Community Service Awards
- giving electorate Woman of the Year Awards
- giving Seniors Achievement Awards
- nominating Volunteer of the Year
- awarding State Representative Certificates
- arranging Congratulatory messages for special birthdays and wedding anniversaries
- helping get Seniors Cards
- nominating Justices of the Peace and providing JP services
- arranging NSW Flags
Alex can make representations on your behalf to NSW Government ministers and agencies to help resolve concerns or get action you need. Information about the MP’s role can be found here.
This includes issues like:
- Public transport
- Social housing
- Health services
- Regional roads and traffic
- Noise and construction impacts
- Unfair fines
- State taxes
State MPs don’t direct councils, however Alex can raise concerns with the key decision makers about council matters like parking, waste removal, development applications and local traffic.
Where your concerns are under Commonwealth Government laws and policies, Alex will refer you to your federal MP for their action. This includes, Centrelink, immigration and visas, aged care, disability services and the NBN.
Voice in Parliament
Alex raises local concerns in Parliament and asks questions, moves motions and submits petitions to push government into action. Alex takes part in Parliamentary Inquiries and Committees investigating specific concerns. He speaks and votes on legislation affecting constituents and the Sydney electorate and may develop private members bills where needed.
Information about how the NSW Parliament works can be found here.
Alex’s office can print and/or send you the forms or you can apply or update your enrolment at http://www.aec.gov.au.
Make sure you are enrolled to vote if you are 18 and a citizen – so you can have a say in who represents you in federal, state and local governments
Alex attends local events and celebrations to support the community, hear concerns and report on his work as the local MP. He speaks regularly at groups and meetings about special issues important to the electorate or part of the community. Contact the office if you think Alex could contribute to your school, resident association, business chamber, AGM or special event.
Community Support Letters
Alex can write in support of local groups applying for funding, premises or approvals to run community projects. Contact the office if you think Alex’s support would help.
Alex provides feedback about local electorate grants for capital equipment through the Community Building Partnership (details of which can be found here) and the Local Sport Grants program (details of which can be found here.)
You can find out about building community organisations and obtaining funding at https://www.communitybuilders.nsw.gov.au/ - there is a database of government and non-government funding and details about writing submissions.
Click here for City of Sydney grants and click here for Woollahra Council grants.
Community Service Awards
Alex can nominate people an award to recognise outstanding service to the community. Contact the office for details.
Woman of the Year Awards
Each year, Alex nominates a local woman for her contribution to the local community through the Office of Women. Contact the office if you want to let Alex know about an outstanding contribution.
Seniors Achievement Awards
Alex nominates older people from the Sydney electorate each year to acknowledge their contribution to the local community. Let Alex know about someone who deserves this recognition.
Volunteer of the Year
Alex nominates volunteers for recognition through the annual Centre for Volunteering awards. Contact the office if you know someone who volunteers time and skills for community benefit.
State Representative Certificates
Alex can arrange certificates for those who represent NSW nationally or internationally in sport, music, the arts or academic competitions. Ask your representative body to submit the request for Alex to arrange the award.
Alex can arrange for congratulations letters for constituents who are turning 80 years of age, 85, 90 and then every year. There are special celebratory letters for those turning 100. Alex can arrange for letters congratulating couples who have been married for 50 years or more.
Alex can help you get a Seniors Card giving discounts if you are aged 60 or over, who average no more than 20 hours' paid work a week. Ask the office for the form or apply online here.
Justices of the Peace
Alex has staff members and volunteers who can carry out JP duties, witnessing forms and certifying copies of documents. You can find other local JPs here.
Alex endorses applications for constituents to become a Justice of the Peace. Details about eligibility and the application forms are online and can be access though here.
Alex can arrange free NSW flags to schools and non-profit organisations in the electorate. Contact Alex’s office for details.
Federal MPs can provide Australian flags and small Aboriginal flags.