The inner west is the heart of our State's arts and creative industries, including live music. Jo will fight for adequate funding and support for the arts and for visionary planning that embeds and nurtures creative industries in our community.

Arts & creative industries

I contribute to debate on the Liquor Amendment (24‑hour Economy) Bill 2020. The year 2020 has not exactly given us much to laugh about. However, one of my favourite memes doing the rounds suggests that when figuring out the best way to shut down a city and impose a night‑time curfew Victorian Premier Dan Andrews asked New South Wales. For far too long Sydney has risked its reputation as a fun, safe and noisy global city through its approach to liquor regulation and its refusal to acknowledge the benefits of its night-time economy.

October 14, 2020

Arts & creative industries

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on industries across our economy; however, none more so than the arts. 

September 16, 2020

Arts & creative industries

August 18, 2020

Arts & creative industries

Congratulations to Charlie Moore in Year 8 at Marrickville High School, who has won the secondary prize at Inner West Urban Photography Competition with his photograph titled "Old and New parallel".

July 29, 2020

Arts & creative industries

I am pleased to make a submission on the Draft Liquor Amendment 24-hour Economy Bill 2020 on behalf of inner west business owners in the Summer Hill electorate. 

As you will know, the Inner West is a vital cultural and nightlife hub in Sydney’s night-time economy. Ensuring that the inner west can expand its unique and diverse night-time economy while ensuring public safety is of deep importance to many business owners, hospitality workers, and patrons in the Summer Hill electorate. 

June 30, 2020

Arts & creative industries

A question to the Government on how they are supporting arts and entertainment organisations during COVID-19.

March 24, 2020

Arts & creative industries

Ms Georgia Odette Sallybanks, known as Odette, is the 2020 Summer Hill Woman of the Year.

March 03, 2020

Arts & creative industries

Stanmore Festival of Music is an annual community music festival, bringing together a wide variety of inner west musical talents and tunes.

November 20, 2019

Arts & creative industries

The inner west is Sydney’s cultural capital. The Perfect Match program, which I initiated as Mayor of Marrickville, has grown from a small trial to a pivotal part of the council’s annual Edge festival.

November 19, 2019

Arts & creative industries

I was pleased to speak in debate on the petition about Sydney's lockout laws tabled by the member for Sydney.

October 17, 2019