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

The member for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen, has congratulated the Fraser Park Football Club on 50 years and highlighted the contributions of the Portuguese community to the Inner West and NSW. 

November 10, 2015

Community groups

Jo Haylen has celebrated the 40th anniversary of the iconic Magic Yellow Bus. 

November 10, 2015

Community groups

Jo Haylen, the member for Summer Hill, has congratulated the Gallipoli Centenary Peace Campaign and Marrickville Council on the opening of Peace Park. 

November 10, 2015

Community groups

This October I join thousands of Australians in paying my respects to the women we have lost and saluting the courageous women who have been diagnosed. Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the thousands of Pink Ribbon breakfasts happening across the country show that the community stands with you and we will continue to fight to find a cure.

October 21, 2015

Community groups

For many Sydneysiders, Haberfield is just another suburb that one drives past: a name on a map, a sign on Parramatta Road, maybe a place your grandma took you to in order to buy cannoli—really good cannoli. However, for the people who live in Haberfield it is obviously much more. Today I take this opportunity to speak about Haberfield and the importance of its community.

October 13, 2015

Community groups

Jo Haylen, the Member for Summer Hill, will host a breakfast next Monday to acknowledge and remember women affected by breast cancer, with all proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

October 13, 2015

Community groups

Multiculturalism is one of the great hallmarks of our country and of this State. We all have value and our country is built by many hands on the foundations of mutual respect.

September 10, 2015

Community groups

Today I mark the five-year anniversary of the Adoption Amendment (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2010, a bill that allowed same-sex couples to adopt children in New South Wales.

September 09, 2015

Community groups

Jo Haylen, the member for Summer Hill, congratulates Marrickville Council on the opening of the new Marrickville SES Headquarters. 

September 08, 2015

Community groups

The right to work safely is one of the principal rights we expect as Australians. Whether we work in mines, construction sites, hospitals, schools or offices, we all rightly expect to be safe in our day-to-day work. Thankfully, the vast majority of us get through every day—working hard to provide for ourselves and our families—without incident, and return home safely.

August 11, 2015