Jo Haylen is your Member for Summer Hill in the NSW Parliament. As a former Mayor of Marrickville, Mum and proud inner-westie, Jo is a strong progressive voice for us. She loves that in our community we look out for one another and stand up for the most vulnerable. Jo is a fighter for social justice, an advocate for women, the elderly and disabled, LGBTI people and families, and is passionate about making sure our kids get the best start in life.
Parents of children with profound and complex disabilities fear for their children's lives as a result of the government's privatisation of disability services.
My electorate of Summer Hill is home to one of the highest number of university students across the State. The 2017 Universities Australia Student Finances Survey revealed that one in seven students regularly forgo food and necessities because they cannot afford them.
The fury the P&C Federation is expressing over primary students being forced to waste their precious school hours is absolutely justified. The NSW Special Religious Education regime is an anachronistic mess. It is 2017 and we cannot afford to be profligate with the precious time our children have to learn.