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.   Continue reading

BUILDING A JOBS PLAN FOR THE ILLAWARRA

Today in Albion Park, the Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Brendan O’Connor, joined Stephen Jones, Member for Whitlam, and Sharon Bird, Member for Cunningham at a local jobs forum to talk about job creation across the Illawarra. Continue reading

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.   Continue reading

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.  Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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.   Continue reading