PENALTY RATES DECISION – BIG BLOW TO FAMILIES

Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones today expressed their concern about the Fair Work Commission’s decision to slash weekend and public holiday penalty rates.

 

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CLOSING THE GAP FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS HAS STALLED

Stephen Jones, Member for Whitlam, and Sharon Bird, Member for Cunningham have echoed the Hon. Bill Shorten in his 2017 Closing the Gap response in Parliament today.

 

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ILLAWARRA LIFESAVERS RECOGNISED IN CANBERRA

Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones paid tribute to Helensburgh-Stanwell Park SLSC and Windang SLSC at a presentation ceremony for the Surf Life Saving Rescue of the Month Awards at Parliament House today. 

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LIVES DEPEND ON APPIN ROAD WORK – JUST FIX IT

Following complaints by local residents on WIN TV yesterday, Sharon Bird and Mike Freelander called on the Liberal Government to come clean on the timetable for the commencement of work promised for the notorious Appin Road.

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CELEBRATING THE 33RD ANNIVERSARY OF MEDICARE

Today, on the 33rd anniversary of the introduction of Medicare, Sharon Bird officially opened the new Primary Medical Centre Corrimal which will help to provide much needed health care in the northern suburbs of Wollongong.

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LIBERAL CUTS HURT ILLAWARRA AND SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS SCHOOLS

The Member for Whitlam, Stephen Jones, and member for Cunningham, Sharon Bird have said Liberal cuts are hurting our local schools.

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5,490 PENSIONERS ACROSS THE ILLAWARRA AND SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS FACE PENSION CUT ON NEW YEAR’S DAY

Stephen Jones, Member for Whitlam, and Sharon Bird, Member for Cunningham are concerned for almost 5,500 local pensioners who face significant cuts to their pension from New Year’s Day because of cuts made by the Turnbull Government and the Greens.

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THOUSANDS OF ILLAWARRA ADULTS AND CHILDREN DOWN IN THE MOUTH OVER CRUEL NEW YEARS DENTAL CUTS

Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones have slammed Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Government over their decision to deny Illawarra residents access to life-changing dental services a result of the Liberal Government’s cuts to adult public dental services.  These changes will see waiting lists grow across the country.

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LIBERALS NO TALK, NO ACTION ON MALDON-DOMBARTON RAIL LINK

 

Illawarra MPs, Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones, today slammed Malcolm Turnbull’s response to the Australian Infrastructure Plan which failed to mention the Maldon-Dombarton Rail Link once.MD__50M_27_Aug_2013_1.JPG

 

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2016 VOLUNTEER GRANTS NOW OPEN

Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones today announced that the 2016 Volunteer Grants program is now open for applications.

Grants of between $1000 and $5000 are available to local volunteer organisations to purchase small equipment items, contribute towards the cost of training courses and background checks, and to help to reimburse volunteers for the cost of their fuel or transport.

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