A great part about being your Member of Parliament is having the opportunity to get out and about in the community, talk to residents, families, students, groups and organisations and participate in local events.
In the gallery below are some photos from these meetings and events. Can you spot anyone you know?
Officially opening the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre’s new greenspace and outdoor area.
The fantastic community workers of The Rail Neighbourhood Association welcomed Anna at their AGM.
Delivering to Parliament, the 10,000-signature petition calling on the NSW Government to keep Shellharbour Hospital in public hands.
Launching a petition calling on the NSW Government to build the Yallah interchange as part of the Albion Park Rail bypass, with members of the community and Shadow Minister for Roads, Jodi McKay.
Well-deserved recognition of the service of our Illawarra Justices of the Peace at NSW Parliament.
MPs supported R U OK Day at NSW Parliament, encouraging everyone to connect with and support people around them who may be struggling.
Visiting the wonderful staff and students of Warilla North Public School
With Shadow Minister for Roads, Jodi McKay at Dapto Train Station, calling for a much-needed upgrade and expansion of the station’s commuter carpark.
Anna with Lake Illawarra High School students from the Youth Frontiers mentoring program for the unveiling of their new Centenary of ANZAC memorial stone.
Anna speaking to local residents at one of her recent mobile offices.
Opening of Shellharbour Civic Centre with NSW Governor, David Hurley and his wife, Linda; Shellharbour City Council Mayor, Marianne Saliba; and General Manager, Carey McIntyre.
At Dapto High School with Shadow Minister for Education, Jihad Dib. Welcomed by Principal Andrew FitzSimons.
Celebrating 50 years of fantastic work by Flagstaff Hill
Anna supporting the Stop TAFE cuts campaign at Parliament House
Anna joins the ‘It’s Time for Action’ campaign calling for an end to sexual assault on university and TAFE campuses.
Anna supporting the great volunteer work of the Shellharbour Hospital Auxiliary
Anna joins members of the Lake Illawarra Local Area Command for their ‘Coffee With A Cop’ event.
Celebrating the Wollongong United Football Club’s successful year at the club’s end of 2017 season dinner.
Anna with Casa Mia’s Maralyn Young – the 2017 Shellharbour Woman of the Year.
Anna Watson joins hundreds of disability workers and their supporters at the local ‘My Job Counts’ rally.
Community members heading up to NSW Parliament to support the 10,000 signature petition debate to keep Shellharbour Hospital public.
Anna supporting the Stop TAFE cuts campaign at NSW Parliament House
Anna joins local campaigners to celebrate the government’s backflip on privatising our hospital: Shellharbour Hospital will now remain in public hands!
Anna Watson with Illawarra Labor MPs Sharon Bird, Ryan Park and Paul Scully at the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra ‘Communities for Respect’ Gala Dinner.