Browsing Month March, 2014

Beds go electric at Westmead hospital

By at July 31, 2014 | 3:25 pm | 0 Comment

Beds go electric at Westmead hospital

Health Minister Jillian Skinner visited Westmead Hospital to see the difference more than 60 new state-of-the-art electric beds are making to patients and nurses.   The NSW Government provided $260,000 to purchase 64 beds as part of an ongoing bed replacement program at Westmead Hospital. The beds will be installed in high dependency and aged care more...

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Ballot for 2015 Gallipoli school tour opens

By at July 31, 2014 | 2:36 pm | 0 Comment

Ballot for 2015 Gallipoli school tour opens

Minister for Veteran’s Affairs Victor Dominello confirmed that a ballot will draw 25 schools or school groups, which will then nominate 4 students for the tour. The ballot will be open to all NSW schools until 27 August 2014. Expressions of interest can be submitted on the NSW Centenary of ANZAC website. “Schools which are drawn in the ballot will conduct a local more...

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NSW enters the digital age with ePlanning

By at July 30, 2014 | 2:34 pm | 0 Comment

NSW enters the digital age with ePlanning

Minister for Planning Pru Goward announced the NSW planning system will be easier to navigate and more accessible, with the launch of exciting new online tools which should save homeowners and businesses time and money.   The new ePlanning tools went live, bringing the State’s planning system into the digital age to help plan for a growing NSW. “I know the more...

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‘India’s shores should not be used as a launch pad for sea voyage to Australia’!

By at July 30, 2014 | 1:40 pm | 0 Comment

‘India’s shores should not be used as a launch pad for sea voyage to Australia’!

I am perturbed with some commentary whereby some people including Senator Sarah Hanson-Young are casting indirect aspersion on how India treats refugees. (http://tinyurl.com/k239hsr) Points are being made that India is not a signatory county to UN Refugees Convention. Some of them have mentioned even terrorist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and A-Sham) in the same more...

Opinion ,

‘Panel of Experts’ Vision for IABCA 2014

By at July 29, 2014 | 3:14 pm | 0 Comment

‘Panel of Experts’ Vision for IABCA 2014

Only two days left for nominations to close for first ever India Australia Business and Community Awards (IABCA) to be held on Friday 31st of October 2014 at Sydney Town Hall. This is your last opportunity to nominate a small business, a community leader, a community association or a young professional. Nominating for the IABCA will help you gain recognition at a local, more...

Community , India ,

White Ribbon to strengthen engagement with Multicultural NSW

By at July 28, 2014 | 2:43 pm | 0 Comment

White Ribbon to strengthen engagement with Multicultural NSW

Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello has announced the NSW Government would provide $80,000 to White Ribbon Australia to strengthen engagement with culturally diverse communities and increase awareness about violence against women.   The announcement was made in the lead up to White Ribbon Night, a new initiative which encourages Australians more...

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Puneet chosen as White Ribbon Ambassador

By at July 28, 2014 | 1:13 pm | 0 Comment

Puneet chosen as White Ribbon Ambassador

White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led campaign to end men’s violence against women. The campaign works through primary prevention initiatives involving awareness raising and education, and programs with youth, schools, and workplaces and across the broader community.   Globally, White Ribbon is the world’s largest male-led movement to end more...

Community , India ,

Stay safe at splendour

By at July 25, 2014 | 6:38 pm | 0 Comment

Stay safe at splendour

Splendour in the grass kicked off near Byron Bay  today and with thousands of people staying in the region Surf Life Saving NSW is reminding festival goers to take surf safety seriously.   Lifesavers are concerned about the risk of preventable tragedies occurring if people take unnecessary risks in the ocean such as swimming late at night or mixing alcohol with more...

Surfing ,

NSW Film and Television industry advisory committee appointed

By at July 23, 2014 | 1:54 pm | 0 Comment

NSW Film and Television industry advisory committee appointed

Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, today announced the appointment of the new Film and Television Industry Advisory Committee as part of the NSW Government’s ongoing commitment to the industry. Grant said five members of the previous NSW Film and Television Board have been appointed to the Committee, along with two new members. “NSW is Australia’s undisputed more...

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New first home buyer hotspot revealed

By at July 23, 2014 | 11:55 am | 0 Comment

New first home buyer hotspot revealed

Western Sydney is proving to be the number one choice for first home buyers in NSW, with suburbs in the region’s growth centres receiving the majority of grants and concessions according to the latest data. In the 12 months between July 1 2013 and June 30 2014, 16 of the top 20 suburbs benefitting from the First Home Owner Grant are suburbs within Sydney’s rapidly more...

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