“I’ve been reflecting on what a massive year it has been for our community and the country.” Susan Templeman MP said
Here in the Hawkesbury we’ve experienced yet more storms, flood and Covid, which has stretched people to their limits, but also seen neighbour helping neighbour.
But we’ve also had the war in Ukraine pushing up energy costs to the highest they have been since the 1970s. All of this has added strain on families and our community organisations.
Since we formed Government in May, the Albanese government has worked hard to respond to these circumstances plus deliver on our election promises.
In Parliament we’ve passed more than 60 pieces of legislation: 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave, which will save lives; our Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill to get wages moving; a National Anti-Corruption.
Commission; cheaper medicines that kicks in from 1 January 2023; cheaper childcare and improvements to paid parental leave; and our significant investment in renewable energy. And of course, just this week, Parliament sat an additional day so we could legislate to ease the cost of living by capping electricity and gas prices and provide bill relief to small businesses and families – the details of which will now be finalised with the State governments.
While I’m so proud of what we’ve delivered so far, I know next year will be another huge year and I have no intention of slowing down. I’m focused on working with community groups and different levels of government to deliver a better future for the Hawkesbury.
My office will be closed from 21 December to 4 January, so my amazing team can take a break to be fresh for another big year. Emails will be monitored and we’ll do our best to assist with urgent matters.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]