ANNE STANLEY MP
MEMBER FOR WERRIWA
7 September 2021
STANLEY CALLS FOR LIFTING CURFEW IN SOUTH-WEST SYDNEY
Anne Stanley MP, Member for Werriwa, has slammed the NSW Government after NSW Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, made comments about curfews in South-Western Sydney which further deepened the divide in Sydney.
“I have two questions for Mr Barilaro and the Premier; If curfews do not work, why have you subjected my community to them for the last 3 weeks?
“And if curfews were mandated based on media pressure and not health advice; On what basis were other restrictions mandated in my community.” Ms Stanley said.
Ms Stanley argues that the residents of South-West Sydney should not be used as a cover for Government failures and should not be disproportionally affected by restrictions.
“Inaction by the NSW Government is what lead to the spread of the Delta strain across Australia.
“The failure to impose tough restrictions early is the overriding factor, and residents in the South-West are now subject to restrictions that are ‘too harsh’ for other parts of Sydney and NSW.
“People want a clear and concise message based on facts. And after the Deputy Premier’s comments, it seems that the South-West is again disproportionality effected without merit.
“The mixed-messages and double standards from the NSW Government must come to an end and South-West Sydney residents must stop being treated as an afterthought.
“I call on the NSW Premier and Deputy Premier to lift all curfews in NSW. We must stop dividing our state based on where people live. If we are truly in this together, we need a system that is fair for all citizens.” Ms Stanley said.