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

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

Community groups

Jo Haylen has shown support for Asylum Seekers in Summer Hill and throughout Australia. 

August 06, 2015

Community groups

Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill, is calling on Duncan Gay, Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, to visit the Infants’ Home in Ashfield to hear locals’ views on Westconnex.

June 18, 2015

Community groups

Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill, today urged local residents to nominate individuals or organisations who are unpaid or informal carers for the NSW Carers Awards.

June 04, 2015

Community groups

Marrickville Legal Centre faces a long winter of uncertainty as looming cuts threaten vital community legal services.

June 03, 2015

Community groups

The story of Marrickville's Winged Victory is a long and enchanting one, full of personalities and politics—but now one that has a happy ending.

May 26, 2015

Community groups

The Cooks River, which runs through Sydney's inner west, is a priority for residents and communities living along the length of the river

May 26, 2015