The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021, is expected to be tabled in the NSW Legislative Assembly this week.
It proposes to create a legal framework to provide for, and regulate access to, voluntary assisted dying for persons in NSW who are in the last stages of a terminal illness and whose pain and suffering has become unbearable, to get help to end their life peacefully, with dignity.
For many in the community, this area of public policy is deeply personal and often evokes strong emotions and views.
For this reason, I am reaching out to everyone across the Port Macquarie electorate, seeking your opinion and thoughts on the Bill.
If you'd like to view a copy of the Bill before completing the survey, please email my office at email@example.com or phone the office on 65840977
Proving More Business Support
A new Hardship Review Panel has been established to consider financial support for businesses experiencing financial hardship that do not qualify for COVID-19 business support measures.
The panel will assess on a case-by-case basis businesses which did not meet the eligibility requirements for the 2021 COVID-19 Business Grant, Micro-business Grant and JobSaver payments.
The Review Panel would help those businesses experiencing genuine financial hardship that were previously ineligible for support payments and grants.
COVID-19 has affected so many businesses in NSW and even though we have a number of support measures in place, there are still some businesses under severe financial strain that aren't eligible for assistance for a number of reasons. We want to plug that gap as much as we can.
It will consider a broad range of factors in determining whether a business has experienced financial hardship, with the Chief Commissioner of Revenue NSW to be ultimately responsible and make the final determination for applications.
Businesses will be back paid to the fortnight where they can demonstrate the required decline in turnover with the Panel.
Hardship applications for JobSaver are now open with hardship COVID business grants and Microbusiness grants to open later this month.