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First Sydney Scholars India winners announced 

By at September 21, 2019 | 1:14 am | 0 Comment

First Sydney Scholars India winners announced 

Breaking down taboos and reducing crop wastage are some of the challenges the inaugural recipients of the Sydney Scholars India Scholarship are looking to tackle. Undergraduate students Madhullikaa Singh from Mumbai and Aryan Bhatia from Delhi have been awarded the scholarships, valued at up to AU$200,000 (INR 10,000,000) each, which are aimed at unearthing India's more...

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Sydney Running Festival participants urged to plan ahead as Event Expo opens

By at September 12, 2019 | 5:56 pm | 0 Comment

Sydney Running Festival participants urged to plan ahead as Event Expo opens

Police are urging Sydney Running Festival participants to plan ahead by collecting their race kit and dropping off their gear ahead of this weekend’s event. Race organisers are expecting large crowds around Town Hall from today (Thursday 12 September 2019), through to Saturday (14 September 2019), as participants prepare for the race at the ASICS Event Expo. More more...

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Steep growth in Australian citizenship

By at September 12, 2019 | 5:38 pm | 0 Comment

Steep  growth in Australian citizenship

The number of migrants becoming Australian citizens continues to rise, with an 80 per cent increase in citizenship applications approved in 2018-19 compared to the previous financial year. More than 145,000 migrants had their citizenship by conferral applications approved in 2018-19, up from 81,000 in 2017-18. In addition to an 80 per cent increase in the number of more...

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Migration program focusing on regional Australia

By at September 5, 2019 | 4:20 pm | 0 Comment

Migration program focusing on regional Australia

The Morrison Government’s Migration Program is tackling population pressures in our major cities, and backing regional areas looking for growth to secure their economic future. 160,323 visas were granted in 2018-19 under the Permanent Migration Program, the lowest number in a decade. The program also delivered 8987 places under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme, more...

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Monash freeway upgrades moving forward for Melbourne commuters

By at September 4, 2019 | 12:40 pm | 0 Comment

Monash freeway upgrades moving forward for Melbourne commuters

An extra 36 kilometres of new lanes will be added to the Monash Freeway under a joint Australian and Victorian Government plan to bust congestion in Melbourne’s east. The Morrison and Andrews Governments have committed an extra $367.5 million towards the Stage 2 Upgrade of the Monash Freeway. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his Government had prioritised getting more...

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Return of Supercars a boost for regional NSW

By at August 31, 2019 | 1:05 pm | 0 Comment

Return of Supercars a boost for regional NSW

NSW will host night racing and two major regional street circuits at next year’s Supercars Championships. Night racing will return to Sydney Motorsport Park in August 2020 after the NSW Government allocated $33 million to redevelop the venue. In a boost for the regions, the Bathurst 1000 will be held at Mount Panorama in October, followed by the Newcastle 500 in more...

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Regular commercial passenger flights will return to western NSW

By at August 29, 2019 | 12:43 pm | 0 Comment

Regular commercial passenger flights will return to western NSW

From September 2019, FlyPelican and Air Link will operate 26 new flights each week. The flights will link Bourke, Cobar, Walgett and Lightning Ridge to Dubbo and Cobar to Sydney. FlyPelican will offer round trips between: Cobar and Dubbo on Monday and Thursday Cobar and Sydney on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Air Link will offer round trips between: Dubbo and more...

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Funding now open for multicultural festivals and events in NSW

By at August 22, 2019 | 1:12 pm | 0 Comment

Funding now open for multicultural festivals and events in NSW

Applications for the NSW Government’s Celebrating Diversity Events Grants are now open. Minister for Multiculturalism John Sidoti said all eligible community organisations should consider applying for the program. “NSW is home to hundreds of world class multicultural festivals and events that celebrate our diversity,” Sidoti said. “This program offers a more...

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Grants to boost cancer screening in multicultural communities

By at August 16, 2019 | 12:51 pm | 0 Comment

Grants to boost cancer screening in multicultural communities

Projects that boost bowel cancer screening rates and improve cancer care in multicultural communities have been awarded almost $385,000 under the NSW Government’s latest round of Innovation in Cancer Control Grants. Minister for Multiculturalism John Sidoti, said the NSW Government contributes almost $1.2 million to the Innovation in Cancer Control Grants. “Early more...

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Increasing transport cost to hit most disadvantaged in NSW

By at August 14, 2019 | 12:58 pm | 0 Comment

Increasing transport cost to hit most disadvantaged in NSW

A new Infrastructure Australia audit released today has confirmed that more needs to be done to make transport more accessible and affordable in New South Wales. Populations of fast-growing cities like Sydney are expected to grow by 77 per cent in the next 15 years, and with it the cost of road congestion will increase to $38.8 billion in 2031. Similarly, the audit more...

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