Community Newsletter

A focus on community

11 June, 2021

Last night we had a fantastic community forum at Balgowlah RSL where I heard first-hand what matters to you, the community.

This includes concerns over the environmental impact and update on the Beaches Link Tunnel, the mental health of young people in Warringah, travel exemptions, the vaccine rollout and the Climate Change Bill.

If you missed the forum, you can catch up HERE.


The restrictive travel exemptions due to COVID-19 continue to affect Warringah residents who need to leave Australia to see loved ones overseas or need their parents to travel to Australia to assist them during difficult times.

Next week I will be presenting a petition in the House of Representatives that has garnered over 75,000 signatures calling for parents to be classified as ‘immediate family’ and granted travel exemptions to travel to Australia. You can see the petition HERE


Much of Parliament last week was dominated by the controversial “Your Future, Your Super Bill”. With fellow Crossbenchers and some Coalition Backbenchers, I opposed the Government’s attempt to give to the Treasurer the power to prohibit certain instruments.

Other speeches I made speeches included speaking on:

  • My amendments to the Superannuation Bill – Your Future, Your Super Bill 
  • Tabling a motion urging the Government to introduce a Roadmap to Reopen Australia
  • Thanking the travel agents of Warringah 
  • Speaking in favour of the Harbour Federation Trust Amendment Bill
  • Clarifying what Section 24 means in the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act
  • Speaking on the urgent need for Australia to respond to the health challenges facing the nation

To see all my speeches click here:


Some of my favourite meetings have to be with the young people of Warringah. I have recently met up with St Cecilia’s Primary School, Balgowlah Heights Public School, Killarney Heights and St Augustine’s Primary School.

I’m often asked some pointy questions including:

•    “When will we get rid of fossil fuels?”
•    “Where do you sleep when you’re in Canberra?”
•    “How old are you?”
•    “Why did you become an Independent MP?”
•    “What do you like doing when you go home?”
•    “What is your vision for Warringah?”

I also met up with the Warringah Youth Ambassadors this week to hear about their very impressive initiatives they are implementing into their schools and attended St Luke’s Grammar School for their Year 10 Careers Day.


  • The Northern Beaches Council has released their Community Safety Plan – link to review document and provide feedback here
  • The Council’s Better Together Social Sustainability Strategy 2040 is also available here