👋🏻 Calling Beaches-based manufacturers! Here’s the list of products required urgently: • Hand sanitiser • Handwash soap • Gloves • Cleaning products • Protective clothing • Masks • Eyewear • Paper products Register online and join the fight against COVID-19
Before ➡️ After🌳 How about a good news story....😊 Remember a while back I shared some photos of the rehabilitation underway at Curl Curl Lagoon? Well look at the place now! 😊 Since day 1 in Parliament I’ve advocated to clean up Curly lagoon. I’m thrilled to see the $100,000 NSW Government investment in the project starting to take shape. None of it would be possible without the work of the Curl Curl Lagoon Friends who are the custodians of the area and work so hard to improve it. More to do, but it’s looking great! So, enjoy these photos as a bit of cheer in the midst of the COVID crisis we are all working through. 📸 Photo credit (after shot on the right) Curl Curl Lagoon Friends.
Stronger together folks! Second NSW Government stimulus package...what it means. This $1 Billion fund is aimed at keeping people in jobs, helping businesses and supporting our most vulnerable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. ✅ $34 million boost in funding to prevent homelessness ✅ $10 million to support charities ✅ $6 million additional funding for Lifeline’s operations in NSW ✅ $30 million to boost the Energy Accounts Payments Assistance scheme. ✅ The creation of a $1 billion Working for NSW fund to sustain business, create new jobs and retrain employees. The fund is already being put in to action with 1000 new staff for Service NSW announced this week to be funded by the program. The Working for NSW fund will comprise $750 million in new funding and $250 million announced last week for additional cleaning services. #strongertogether
There’s a long way to go...but thank you! And the best thing we can do to help is STAY HOME and if you are out, respect social distancing. 👍🏻
📸 8.34pm 24 March 2020. Done. NSW Parliament recalled a small amount of MPs to pass Emergency Measures Legislation to combat the COVID-19 crisis. Proud to leave the Parliament for home...on an empty ferry which tells you everything you need to know about the current situation we are facing. The ferry would normally be full with my fellow commuters. #lovemanly #strongertogether
⚡️NSW Parliament will be working today to pass Legislation that will support us as we all get through these challenging times. I am proud to be here working for my community. #workingforyou #lovemanly ⚠️ As you can see, we are taking ‘social distancing’ seriously in this workplace! Even on the floor of Parliament...you can see the small yellow tape put down by the Whip @adamcrouchmp to keep us apart.
Let’s back our local businesses! 💙Today’s changes to how gyms, cafes and restaurants operate will mean we need to support them. If you have the means, please consider purchasing your goods and services directly with the business. Plenty of providers are still operating albeit online or in a different way. Stay local, shop local! I will continue to communicate our local businesses via the @manlychamber and the NSW Government will continue to develop ways in which we can support businesses and employees, but it’ll also require a community response! #strongertogether #lovemanly #northernbeaches
(Monday) ⚠️ An official update from Premier @gladysb
⚠️ An important update from the Premier @gladysb ⚠️
🇦🇺 As details of how we commemorate Anzac Day 2020 are finalised, what are your thoughts on ways our community can pay our respects and reflect on the service and sacrifice of our veterans from home? Some ideas I have seen: - Make Anzac biscuits - Cook a lamb roast with rosemary - FaceTime family and friends to share memories of loved ones and family members who served - Watch some Anzac documentaries - Read a book on Anzac history - Share some memories of servicemen and women you know over a beer with family and friends - Hang the Australian flag on your front yard or balcony (appropriately respecting the flag) - Write a letter to a veteran or local RSL sub-branch. Share with family and friends so I can collate some ideas. 👍🏻 In the meantime, the Government will work out the details of how you can participate on ANZAC day keeping in mind current health challenges. #veterans #anzacday #anzac
💪 Take a look at the NSW COVID-19 Response Centre. - 20 agencies including NSW Health, Police, Transport, and Education under one roof. - Operations Centre working 24/7 to allow all arms of Government to respond quickly. - Led by Deputy Police Commission, Gary Worboys. - Everyone together to share information, develop plans and take immediate action. #strongertogether Photo credit: Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons
💪 $2.3 Billion to protect the community and help protect jobs in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak over the next six months. Here's what we've announced... Health boost: • $700 million extra funding for NSW Health which will: - double ICU capacity, - prepare for additional COVID-19 testing, purchase additional ventilators and medical equipment, - establish acute respiratory clinics, and - bring forward elective surgeries to private hospitals. Business support and jobs • $450 million for the waiver of payroll tax for businesses with payrolls of up to $10 million for three months (the rest of 2019-20). This means these businesses will save a quarter of their annual payroll tax bill in 2019-20. • $56 million to bring forward the next round of payroll tax cuts by raising the threshold limit to $1 million in 2020-21; • $80 million to waive a range of fees and charges for small businesses including bars, cafes, restaurants and tradies; • $250 million to employ additional cleaners of public infrastructure such as transport assets, schools and other public buildings; • More than $250 million to bring forward maintenance on public assets including social housing and crown land fencing; • $500 million to bring forward capital works and maintenance. Premier @gladysb outlined that the NSW Government’s package bolstered the health system, cuts taxes for business that employed tens of thousands of people across the State, and would help secure jobs at a very challenging time.