July 30, 2019
Welcome to my first official newsletter as your Federal MP. It is truly a privilege to be able to represent you in the 46th Parliament. I look forward to the work ahead in supporting the community of Warringah.
I was tremendously honoured to deliver my First Speech to Parliament last Wednesday. As statesman Edward Everett wrote about the power of the individual, “I am only one but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.”
A big thanks to the Electorate Office team who did a great job assisting so many from Warringah to come down for the speech. You can view the full speech via the link below.
It’s important that you know how I’m representing you in Parliament. Our House Updates will keep you up to date and informed. You can view these updates on our website and Facebook page as well as our Newsletters.
Questions to Parliament
Having delivered my First Speech to Parliament means I am now able to ask questions in the House. See below the first two questions I asked on behalf of Warringah:
The Beaches Link – I sought confirmation of the Government’s $50 million commitment in the 2019/20 Federal Budget for further planning and assessment.
Truth in Political Advertising – I asked if the Government would introduce or support legislation for a minimum standard of truth in political advertising during political campaigns.
Statements and Speeches
In Parliament I’m able to make Statements and Speeches on issues and matters that are important to Warringah. Please see links below for the most recent:
Private Member’s Bills:
I was pleased to second the “The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Amendment (Worker Screening Database) Bill 2019” from my fellow cross-bencher Rebekha Sharkie MP on July 22. The aim of the Bill is to establish a database for nationally consistent screening of workers in aged care facilities. This will hopefully minimise the risk of harm to older Australians. I know this is an issue that many of us are rightly concerned about.
OUT AND ABOUT
We have so many amazing organisations in Warringah who are remarkable in the work they do. These are just some of the organisations I’ve been lucky enough to have spent time with this month.
Fight on the Beaches held its ‘Christmas in July’ Ball fundraiser on 5th July, uniting the Northern Beaches community in the fight for a cure for cancer.
A visit to Royal Far West in Manly, which has provided much needed services in health and education to country kids for the past 95 years.
I was delighted to continue Mr Abbott’s support of the Pioneer Clubhouse and officially reopen its cafe, refurbished with the help of the Stronger Communities Grant Programme, Dee Why RSL and passionate volunteers. The Clubhouse provides essential support for members with mental illness and those experiencing homelessness. You can support the Clubhouse in the Manly Fun Run on 1 September.
Surf Life Saving NSW (Northern Beaches Branch) - Awards of Excellence. Recognising the achievements of our local lifesavers and thanking the thousands of skilled volunteers who spent their summer making the Northern Beaches safer.
Project Penguin at Taronga Zoo. Learning about our local colony of little penguins from my expert advisers – school students from Manly West, Harbord, Curl Curl North, Manly Village, Cromer and Beacon Hill and Northern Beaches Secondary College.
WHAT’S ON – COMMUNITY EVENTS
Date: Wed August 7 Time: 6pm (arrival 5.30pm) Location: Cremorne Orpheum
Join ABC journalist Niav Owens on Sunday 18 August for an inspirational conversation with local Yatu Widders Hunt and others, who will share personal experiences. Learn about our Australian Aboriginal art and culture, and build greater understanding and mutual respect. All proceeds go to Manly charity Community Northern Beaches and Starwin, supporting talented indigenous girls in NT.
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