Sharon Bird and I were recently informed that Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberal Government has decided to close the Centrelink and Medicare office at Warrawong by the end of July.
There has been no consultation with the community and no notice of this sneaky decision.
This will affect pensioners, students, parents and people looking for work in Warrawong, Port Kembla, Cringila, Lake Heights, Primbee, Kemblawarra and Berkeley and force people, some who can least afford it, to travel to Wollongong, Dapto or Shellharbour.
Sharon and I have written to the Liberal Minister urging him to overturn this decision as a matter of urgency.
Just like their attack on Medicare, Malcolm Turnbull’s strategy is to dismantle Centrelink piece by piece – closing offices and cutting staff.
Please sign our petition to keep Warrawong Centrelink and Medicare open!
Say no to Malcolm Turnbull selling off our services to pay for his $80 billion tax cuts for big business and banks!