Sydney (Tribune International, Labor NSW Release, 25 July 2021); NSW Labor is calling on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to urgently convene a Health and Economic Zoom Summit to help tackle the health crisis in NSW right now.
The summit, which could be held as soon as Monday or Tuesday would ensure the Government gets the buy-in, feedback and support from all parts of the community.
The Premier would be able to present a roadmap for the next three months based on the best advice of NSW Health and the NSW Treasury.
The summit should include epidemiologists, health experts, community organisations and leaders, unions and business peak bodies, as well as parliamentary representatives.
The summit could act like a community cabinet, alongside the NSW Cabinet, to provide important community buy-in, feedback and acceptance.
Right now we all need to work together to get through this crisis. We need the Premier to take us all into her confidence.
We’re in this together, but we all need to be at the table together, to send a clear message to the people of New South Wales that we can and we will get through this.
We need buy-in, feedback and acceptance from the community in the roadmap to defeating the latest outbreak and to ensure we come out of lockdown.
Getting through the next few months will require sacrifices from all parts of the community, from frontline workers, to businesses, parents and families, right through to those communities at the epicentre of the current outbreak.