Her Liberal Party colleague Gareth Ward was snubbed and didn't care in the least.
But Illawarra Senator Concetta Anna Fierravanti-Wells was more than happy to be part of a 'bipartisan letter" to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
The Senator joined five Illawarra state and federal Labor MP's urging the Premier to reverse her decision to split the Illawarra along the local government boundaries of Wollongong and Shellharbour.
They called on the Premier to reclassify Wollongong a regional area of NSW for the purposes of its COVID response.
"As an Illawarra-based Senator and having been born and educated here, I understand the frustration with the decision to split the Wollongong and Shellharbour LGAs," Senator Fierravanti-Wells said.
"This is important for the people of the Illawarra and as local representatives, we agree on the need to represent the concerns of our constituents."
She urged the Premier to look at the facts and reclassify Wollongong a regional area.
"In light of the Illawarra's high testing and vaccination rates and our comparatively low case numbers, both the Wollongong and Shellharbour LGAs should be designated as 'regional' with respect to the State Government's Covid-19 response," Senator Fierravanti-Wells said.
"As close as we might be, many of the problems and challenges faced by parts of Sydney are not shared by Wollongong and Shellharbour.
"The Illawarra functions as its own community serviced by its own network of health assets."