Fiona Phillips

Letter to the Editor - 11th October 2017 - PaTH to nowhere

There is nothing “statistically weird” about the critically high youth unemployment rate in the Shoalhaven (Just give us more jobs, Milton Ulladulla Times, October 4). What is hugely disappointing is the failure of Liberal Government policies over the last four years to address growing Shoalhaven youth unemployment which has increased to 28.1 per cent under Ann Sudmalis’ watch.  Continue reading

TIME TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST MORE TAFE JOBS CUTS PROPOSED UNDER LIBERAL GOVERNMENT

Residents in the Gilmore electorate should be red-hot furious at the Liberal Government’s proposed TAFE cuts at Nowra, Ulladulla and Moruya campuses which now includes the proposed axing of many local TAFE Head Teacher positions. Continue reading

2017 NATIONAL TAFE DAY

Tuesday, 13th June 2017, is National TAFE Day, a time to celebrate TAFE achievements and reflect on the importance of our public TAFE training system. In Gilmore, this means celebrating our local TAFE campuses at Nowra, Ulladulla, Moruya and Access Centre at Batemans Bay. Continue reading

NOWRA BRIDGE - LET'S BUILD IT

As a young child my dairy farming grandfather told me the story about milk cans being sent by flying fox over the Shoalhaven River, before the original Nowra Bridge was built in 1881. As a ten year old in 1980 I watched the next Nowra Bridge being built and opened; I still remember that to this day. As a mum with four children, I want everyone’s children to be able to get a great education and a job locally. But to do that we need to invest in our people and our infrastructure and that includes the new Nowra Bridge. Continue reading

Letter to the Editor - Milton birthing services still in a ‘tailspin’ - reopening long overdue

There’s been a deafening silence over the promised return of birthing services to Milton Ulladulla Hospital. That’s not good enough when it’s been reported – “South Coast birthing services closure could result in ‘death of a mother and baby’ union says” ABC Illawarra, 4th August 2016.     Continue reading

Council mergers: Kiama to fight amalgamations

Illawarra Mercury 22nd December 2015   I joined with Kiama residents at the rally to listen to strong community concern about the proposed "forced" amalgamation of Kiama and Shoalhaven Council. The evening before, I attended the Extra-Ordinary Shoalhaven Council meeting where this issue was discussed.  

Penalty rates cut to hit Gilmore workers

Radio 2st 22nd December 2015

Health cuts will prevent testing

Illawarra Mercury 22nd December 2015

Phillips Labor's Gilmore candidate

Illawarra Mercury 15th December 2015