Community eNewsletter - 15 August 2020

15 August 2020

Stay alert, stay COVID Safe As the COVID crisis again deepens in NSW and Victoria, we all need to remember to take every precaution to stay safe. Everyone will have noticed the increase in mask use. To encourage people to try them on public transport, I’ve been handing out free disposable face masks at some train stations. I’ve also worked with Woolworths supermarkets to support their efforts in asking customers to put on masks when they...

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Community eNewsletter - 26 July 2020

26 July 2020

JobKeeper and JobSeeker will be cut from the end of September, and tougher eligibility criteria will apply. There is more information on this in the newsletter below.  Over the past few weeks, I've met with different sectors of the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains - from travel agents to child care teachers. Each time, I've listened to their experiences during COVID-19 and fed all of their information back to our Shadow Ministers. It's clear t...

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Community eNewsletter - 6 June 2020

06 June 2020

With Jobkeeper due to end in September - only a couple a months away - small business owners and employees in the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains are understandably nervous about what the future holds. It’s concerning that two Hawkesbury postcodes – 2756 and 2758 – are in the country’s top 10 per cent of suburbs reliant on JobKeeper. When the pandemic began, the Prime Minister told us we were all in this in together. His message now is “in...

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