Browsing Month March, 2014

Rock Fishing: Leading cause of coastal drownings in NSW

By at December 22, 2014 | 3:14 pm | 0 Comment

Rock Fishing: Leading cause of coastal drownings in NSW

While overall coastal drowning figures for NSW are significantly down from last year, for the first time rock fishing deaths have topped the list at 26.7%, making it the leading cause of all coastal drownings. Eight people died while rocks fishing in the 2013-14 year in NSW and 27 rockfishing deaths have been recorded since 2011-12. None of the victims were wearing a more...

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Short +Sweet returns with all new plays this season

By at December 22, 2014 | 2:45 pm | 0 Comment

Short +Sweet returns  with all new plays this season

Short+Sweet - the festival of tasty short theatre bites - returns this summer with all-new short plays to tempt and delight Sydney audiences! The 14th annual festival of the world’s biggest festival of 10-minute plays runs from January 7 to March 15 at two inner west venues: New Theatre, Newtown and the Fusebox Theatre at the Factory in Marrickville. The 8-week more...

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Premier meets with community leaders following Sydney siege

By at December 17, 2014 | 9:24 pm | 0 Comment

Premier meets with community leaders following Sydney siege

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello have today met with religious leaders to discuss measures being taken to maintain community harmony following the siege at the Lindt cafe in Sydney’s CBD. The meeting was attended by faith leaders representing the diverse religious communities of NSW as well as Deputy Police more...

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Remembering the victims of the Lindt Cafe siege

By at December 16, 2014 | 10:04 pm | 0 Comment

Remembering the victims of the Lindt Cafe siege

NSW Premier Mike Baird has announced flags on all NSW Government buildings will fly at half-mast today to honour those who tragically lost their lives in the siege at the Lindt café in Sydney's CBD. The Premier is also inviting people who wish to lay a floral tribute to the victims to do so at Martin Place. Condolence books will also be provided later today near the more...

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NSW Police , agencies have shown great professionalism in Martin Place incident : Abbott

By at December 15, 2014 | 8:27 pm | 0 Comment

NSW Police , agencies have shown great professionalism in Martin Place incident : Abbott

Reacting to today’s incidence at Martin Place .“I want to give you a brief update on the siege in Sydney. I have just chaired a meeting of the National Security Committee of the Cabinet, which was briefed by Premier Baird and Andrew Scipione, the New South Wales Police Commissioner, on the unfolding situation”, stated Tony Abbott. “This is a very disturbing more...

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‘We don’t know if it is a politically motivated incidence’: Abbott

By at December 15, 2014 | 7:51 pm | 0 Comment

‘We don’t know if it is a politically motivated incidence’: Abbott

A man is holding several people hostage at Martin Place cafe. Speaking about the incidence , Prime Minister , Tony Abbott stated, “I just want to make a short statement on the hostage incident in Martin Place in Sydney. New South Wales Police are responding. They are being strongly supported by Commonwealth agencies”. “We don't yet know the motivation of the more...

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Sydney northern beaches are Interbranch Champions

By at December 15, 2014 | 7:18 pm | 0 Comment

Sydney northern beaches are Interbranch Champions

Sydney Northern Beaches have regained the Interbranch Championship in style after holding off rivals Sydney with a determined display on a pulsating day two of action to conclude the 2014 Championships. Competition was once again moved to Swansea Belmont after conditions at Catherine Hill Bay weren’t suitable for competition. The move was achieved with a minimum of more...

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Interbranch Surf champs off to flying start

By at December 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm | 0 Comment

Interbranch Surf champs off to flying start

Defending Interbranch champions Sydney are fighting a tough battle to retain their title at the conclusion of the first day of the championships on Saturday. Sydney Northern Beaches who last held the title in 2012 are virtually tied with Sydney. Central Coast and Hunter round out the top four. Day 1 got underway in windy conditions at Catherine Hill Bay SLSC with the more...

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Baird and Skinner must break silence on Abbott GP tax

By at December 10, 2014 | 6:23 pm | 0 Comment

Baird and Skinner must break silence on Abbott GP tax

NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson has called on Premier Mike Baird and Minister Jillian Skinner to break their silence on Tony Abbott’s revamped GP tax. “The Premier was silent on the $7 GP tax – and he continues his silence on the $5 tax,” Robertson said. “The community is united in its opposition to the tax. “It is time the NSW Liberals and more...

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Australian thriller inspired by ‘Mumbai terrorist attack’ launches campaign

By at December 10, 2014 | 5:12 pm | 0 Comment

Australian thriller inspired by ‘Mumbai terrorist attack’ launches campaign

On the sixth anniversary of the Mumbai terrorist attacks, New Realms Films’ Australian independent feature ‘One Less God’ launches its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. ‘One Less God’, a psychological thriller inspired by the tragic terrorist attacks in Mumbai, was filmed on location in Nepal, the Blue Mountains, Sydney and the Central Coast of New South more...

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