Community Newsletter

Climate Change Bill Referred to Inquiry + NAIDOC Week

13 November, 2020

It’s been a huge week in Parliament where I was able to introduce the Climate Change Bill. It was an amazing and humbling experience to present to Parliament the legislation that so many people in Warringah and around Australia want. 

Recognising the importance of a bipartisan approach to long term climate policy, I requested that the Bill be referred to Committee. I’m pleased to say it has now been referred to the House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy and will go to a public inquiry with submissions open immediately and closing on Friday 27 November

This will be the first parliamentary inquiry into why Australia should commit and legislate Net Zero by 2050. It will also examine why the legal framework proposed in the Climate Change Bill will assist every sector in assessing the risks, adaptation and resilience planning that is needed.

I encourage all businesses, organisations and individuals to make a submission to the inquiry so that we can demonstrate to Government and Parliament the need to legislate Net Zero by 2050. To read more on how to submit a submission click HERE



In August, I visited Biala Aboriginal Hostel for Girls at Allambie Heights. Biala is a Commonwealth facility that provides accommodation here in Warringah for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander female high school students from regional NSW who want to expand their education opportunities by attending one of our local high schools.  

The hostel where they live was in need of resources, so we asked the generous community of Warringah to focus their collective resourcefulness to help them. The response was heart-warming.
The girls have been really moved by our interest in helping them, so thank you for your generosity and for demonstrating what a kind and inclusive community we are here in Warringah.
With the assistance of Manly videographer, Tikky Hes, who donated her time, my office put together a video of the project which will serve as a beautiful piece of history for the girls and our community. Please CLICK HERE to watch it.

If you would like to donate anything to the hostel please visit this GIVIT link.


This morning it was also an honour to attend the First Nations Australian Youth Leadership Day and meet with indigenous students from Northern Beaches Secondary College.



I have written to Warringah’s State MPs, as the local representatives of Transport for NSW and the Transport Minister Andrew Constance, expressing the concerns of constituents who have written to me in opposition to these changes which you will find HERE.

I have asked for an understanding of the State Government’s plans for community feedback and analysis of these changes and the effects on commuters, to ensure service changes do not result in reduced public transport options for commuters.


Locally, it has been great to see more than 1000 people sign up to Warringah’s Roadmap to Zero. One Warringah resident, Joeline Hackman, who runs Northern Beaches War on Waste says:

“Zali’s Roadmap to Zero is a great way to crystallise sustainable solutions that work for your family. It’s easy to use, you'll save money and you protect our entire community.”


To sign up please click here: 


I would love you to join me for a special event on Sunday the 13 December. We will be announcing more details in the next newsletter.


  • The Harbour Trust is inviting our community to provide feedback on the Draft Stakeholder Engagement Strategy and Governance Framework. The framework outlines the Harbour Trust’s approach to engaging and interacting with stakeholders and proposes a series of initiatives designed to increase and broaden the organisation’s engagement with stakeholders. For more information click HERE
  • If you’re looking to learn new skills such as photography or Kung Fu, the North Sydney Centre has some great courses and events available now:
  • Remember to continue shopping local. There is the Think Mosman First and Back Your Local campaigns that both encourage supporting local businesses.

My team and I are constantly working to find solutions for you, your family and friends and our general community. You can keep up to date at our website and get in touch by emailing [email protected] or calling the office on 9977 6411 if you have concerns.

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