Scotland Island: Opal Card Drive
Mums 4 Refugees
Imagine not being able
to take your child to school.
Your child is sick and you can't get them to the doctor.
are hoping to collect Opal Cards for asylum seekers between 3rd - 17th
If 25 people in each of the 50 Northern Beaches suburbs gave 1 x $20
Opal Card, we would raise $25,000.
Help people who have had their work rights denied to get their children
to school, get to medical centres, and food banks.
How you can help:
You can buy pre-paid cards from these outlets.
- Buy a $20 adult Opal Card
- Get 25 of your friends to do the same
- Send them to Mums 4 Refugees c/o PO Box 568,
Church Point Post Office, 1860 Pittwater Rd, Church Point NSW 2105.
Contact Louisa for more info - 0431125142.
Thank you in advance.
Scotland Island Fire
12th from 7.00 pm
Peninsula Music Club’s Concert - Friday 21st
August at 8 pm
The Peninsula Music Club’s third concert for the year STARRY
FUTURES is on Friday 21st August at 8 pm doors open at 7.30 pm
and entry is with your 2015 membership card.
Letters to the Editor
After reading the PON dealing with the end of the PET ticket on
31/12/15 as the government moves to OPAL cards I phoned Transport NSW
as suggested. I got the run-around, as anticipated, and after
being put through to three different offices and speaking to junior
personnel who relayed information to me that Church Point Ferries are
not within the umbrella of Transport NSW (already a given, I might
add). One offered to put me through to his supervisor and after a
brief hiatus he came back on to tell me that his supervisor didn't want
to talk to me--which is always a sign of confidence in our public
service--but offered to put me through to Church Point Ferries.
Unwittingly I had spoken to one of the drivers earlier this week and
been told that the government hasn't been able to come to terms with
the OPAL system with regard to ferry services, but has, to date,
paid the difference between the cost to the individual of the PET and
the cost to the company.
During my discussions today I pointed out that Transport NSW does the
same with a number of private bus companies and has no problem
orchestrating the introduction of OPAL cards on them--which may have
prompted the reluctance of the supervisor to speak with me. I
finally found the form on the Transport NSW website and submitted my
concerns but have little faith that will do anything. I feel it
is imperative that everyone impacted locally by this decision write to
Rob Stokes with their concerns, as I did. He is our Local Member
and a part of the government introducing this system, so he should be
made aware of the problems facing his constituents.
Thank you for alerting us to the impending changes re Opal card system
... may I also recommend that a Petition be organised by Scotland
Island and the Western Foreshore's Community Associations to collect as
many signatures as possible for presentation to both Rob Stokes and
Andrew Constance, to augment individual expressions of concern.
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My mum and dad are looking for a waterfront to house sit.
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