Pages tagged "Social Justice"


Welcome Refugees

Monday 16 July 2018

I’ve opposed the Commonwealth Government’s axing of the Status Resolution Support Service, which will push refugees and asylum seekers into poverty and homelessness, leaving state governments, charities and the community to pick up the pieces. The government response is shameful in contrast to positive community care and support for people in need and I’m aware of many constituents giving time, money and support. 

Help the Asylum Seekers Centre HERE or Refugee Advice and Casework Service HERE. Be a Welcome to Sydney Ambassador with Settlement Services International and the City of Sydney HERE or host a refugee in your home HERE.


Rough Edges Xmas

Monday 9 July 2018

Support Rough Edges service for vulnerable people at Christmas in July 7.30pm Friday 13 July at St John’s Community Hall 120 Darlinghurst Road: HERE Congratulations to the Darlo Darlings Facebook Group for this amazing support.


Sexual Assault Survivors

Monday 9 July 2018

I’m pleased that the government new sexual assault strategy includes priority social housing for survivors of childhood sexual assault, which was introduced in response to my advocacy after I heard terrible stories of abuse from constituents. I congratulate the government on developing a strategy that responds to recommendations from the Royal Commission for action on prevention, early intervention, education and support. My question in Parliament: HERE and the strategy: HERE.


NAIDOC in the City

Monday 9 July 2018

NAIDOC Week is 8-15 July and a great celebration of Indigenous culture, survival and resilience, and this year focusses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait women leaders. For local events celebrating the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation: see HERE or join the protest walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in support of a permanent Aboriginal flag flying on the bridge Saturday 14 July 10:45 am at the Tarpeian Lawn Botanic Garden: HERE


Red Cross Choir

Monday 9 July 2018

Craig Hella Johnson conducts 300 voice choirs from USA, China and Australia in a free Gala Concert at the Sydney Opera House 7.30pm Tuesday 17 July, with donations to support the Red Cross: HERE.


Supporting Vibrancy

Monday 2 July 2018

Following release of City of Sydney findings that Sydneysiders want longer trading hours, more places to go and more diverse options after dark, I again called on the government to make Sydney’s night time economy an urgent priority.

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ABC Defenders

Monday 2 July 2018

There’s a rally Sunday 8 July 2-4pm at the Teachers’ Federation Auditorium 37 Reservoir Street Surry Hills to support an independent ABC: HERE.


Volunteer Awards

Monday 2 July 2018

Nominations are open for the 2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards until 13 July. Do you know of someone whose unpaid work and effort needs to be recognised?

Details: HERE.


Parrabell Reports

Monday 2 July 2018

I welcome the Strike Force Parrabell report and commend NSW Police and Assistant Commissioner Tony Crandell for committing the resources to thoroughly review the violent deaths of 88 gay men or perceived to be gay between 1976 and 2000. The associated academic review by Flinders University provides an independent check. The report: HERE.

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Supporting Social Housing

Monday 2 July 2018

Given the final court appeal for tenants in Millers Point has been lost, ongoing City of Sydney support for social housing is very welcome, with Lord Mayor Clover Moore again calling on the government to retain and re-tenant the remaining 26 vacant homes that have not been sold yet, to keep the Sirius building and not sell any further properties. I’ve repeatedly called for the government to retain all inner city low cost housing.

My most recent questions ask the government to return some of the tenants forced to leave Millers Point to the homes included in the 28 properties we saved from the sales program that remain empty. My questions: HERE and Clover Moore’s Lord Mayoral Minute: HERE.