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

MALCOLM’S MEDICARE FREEZE HURTING ILLAWARRA

New figures released this week show just how much pressure Malcolm Turnbull’s Medicare freeze is putting on patients and GPs in the Illawarra. In the first set of data to reflect what is happening after the July 2 election, the Government’s own figures show that bulk billing is dropping in NSW and nationally. Continue reading

GARETH WARD SHOULD BRUSH UP ON HIS HISTORY

Ryan Park Shadow Minister for the Illawarra together with Sharon Bird, Federal Member for Cunningham have this morning demanded Gareth Ward retract his false claims on ABC local radio that Labor has not contributed to important work on Mt Ousley Road infrastructure projects. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Minister sneaks into town with nothing

Illawarra MPs, Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones, today slammed Industry Minister, Greg Hunt, following his empty-handed visit to the Illawarra today. Labor has been lobbying the Government to get serious about securing the future of steel.  Continue reading