The inner west is built on the hard work and generosity of volunteers and community groups. They are the lifeblood of our community and make sure that our society leaves no-one behind. As the Member for Summer Hill, Jo will always work to support and nurture our local community groups.

Community groups

Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill, has hit out in support of Ashfield Bowling Club patrons, who are under siege from round-the clock WestConnex construction.

February 06, 2018

Community groups

Member for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen, today congratulated the successful applicants in this year’s Community Building Partnership grant program, which saw $300,000 distributed to local community groups.

December 13, 2017

Community groups

The Refugee Advice and Casework Service [RACS] is at the forefront of the greatest humanitarian crises around the world. As more comes to light about the plight of Rohingya refugees and the asylum seekers abandoned on Manus Island, the work of organisations such as RACS has never been more vital.

November 22, 2017

Community groups

I am proud to represent an electorate that is diverse, resilient, compassionate and engaged—and electorate that is home to bold community groups such as Mums 4 Refugees.

November 16, 2017

Community groups

LOVE WINS! A resounding victory for our LGBTIQ brothers and sisters, Australia took a significant step forward in terms of social justice and equality for all.

November 15, 2017

Community groups

By leave: Autism affects one in 100 children in Australia, and the rate is increasing. Kids with autism often are misunderstood. They are not naughty, but they can find it difficult to cope in new situations or struggle to communicate. Many parents and carers with children diagnosed with autism still face social isolation and have a desire to connect with others who are experiencing the same challenges.

October 18, 2017

Community groups

For over 40 years Vivi Germano-Koutsounados has been advocating for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia. Vivi migrated to Australia from Greece in 1954 when she was only nine years old. Her experience of migration has driven her passion for multiculturalism, social justice and human rights for migrants and refugees.

October 12, 2017

Community groups

Few women have had as great an impact on the Australian labour movement than Barbara Murphy, AO.

Barbara was a much-loved and highly effective educator, working in Sydney schools for more than 25 years before joining the NSW Teachers Federation, where she served as both senior vice-president and deputy president.

September 21, 2017

Community groups

Residents across the inner west – and indeed across Australia – have started receiving their postal surveys on marriage equality.

September 19, 2017

Community groups

Gift of Bread is a fantastic example of inner west ingenuity.

Volunteers collect excess bread donated from local bakeries, slice it up, pack it and supply it to community organisations throughout the inner west.

August 09, 2017