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$100 rebate for creative kids  

By at June 19, 2018 | 7:36 pm | 0 Comment

$100 rebate for creative kids  

A new $100 Creative Kids Rebate will allow young people to experience cultural and learning activities outside of school from 2019. The Creative Kids Rebate can be put towards the cost of registration, participation or tuition fees for creative and cultural activities such as music lessons, language classes, coding and digital, visual and performing more...

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NSW Budget 2018-19 to help ease cost of living pressures

By at June 19, 2018 | 7:32 pm | 0 Comment

NSW Budget 2018-19 to help ease cost of living pressures

Initiatives in the NSW Budget 2018-19 will help individuals and families with the cost of living. A range of budget measures will help with the cost of living, including a new Creative Kids Rebate to save families $100 per school child to help meet the cost of creative extra-curricular activities. Service NSW will be a one-stop shop for individuals and more...

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Free apprenticeships to build skilled NSW workforce

By at June 18, 2018 | 7:40 pm | 0 Comment

Free apprenticeships to build skilled NSW workforce

The NSW Government will offer 100,000 free apprenticeships, removing financial pressure on apprentices and employers, and ensuring NSW meets the economy’s demand for skills. Apprentice and employer working under a car NSW apprentices that begin their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for a free apprenticeship, in any course funded under the Smart and more...

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​Big increase in bail refusals in NSW

By at May 22, 2018 | 3:16 am | 0 Comment

​Big increase in bail refusals in NSW

Reforms to the NSW Bail Act in 2014 and 2015 have increased the number and proportion of defendants ending up in custody, the NSW Bureau of­ Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found. BOCSAR analysed the outcomes of 501,212 bail hearings involving 318,559 individuals. The study controlled for other factors (e.g. more serious offences) that might have also caused more...

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Digital licences for all NSW drivers

By at May 19, 2018 | 2:40 am | 0 Comment

Digital licences for all NSW drivers

People in NSW may be able to show their driver licences on mobile devices from as early as 2019. Following a successful trial of digital drivers licences in Dubbo, the NSW Government will introduce legislation into Parliament in May 2018 to enable a state-wide rollout of digital drivers licences. If the legislation is passed, a driver could show more...

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80 Public schools open their gates to the community over the holidays

By at April 12, 2018 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

80 Public schools open their gates to the community over the holidays

After a successful NSW Government trial over summer, more than 80 public schools will throw open their gates these school holidays to allow everyone in the community to enjoy the playgrounds, ovals and sports courts on offer in schools including South Strathfield Public. The New South Wales Government launched an expanded Share Our Space Program that will provide access more...

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‘The Haven’ supporting women to rebuild their lives

By at April 6, 2018 | 11:54 pm | 0 Comment

‘The Haven’ supporting women to rebuild their lives

A new women’s shelter in Sydney’s west will provide support for women who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The Haven is a new Women’s Community Shelters facility in Penrith that will provide a critical service to women and their children who are escaping domestic violence and help them to rebuild their more...

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2500 Defibrillators to be installed at community sporting facilities

By at April 2, 2018 | 11:48 pm | 0 Comment

With 430 defibrillators being rolled out at community sports facilities across NSW, sport will be safer for players and spectators alike. The first round of the NSW Government’s $4 million Local Sport Defibrillation Program is being rolled out across the state. More than 2500 defibrillators will be installed at community sporting facilities over the next four more...

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RFSA urges Premier to intervene on road safety for emergency services

By at February 20, 2018 | 2:44 pm | 0 Comment

RFSA urges Premier to intervene on road safety for emergency services

The NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) is extremely disappointed that key Roads and Maritime departmental officials withdrew from important discussions on road safety for emergency workers. RFSA representatives from all over NSW had been scheduled to meet with the officials over the weekend. The RFSA has been campaigning for the introduction of a new law more...

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Australian Government gives lift to FIFA Women’s World Cup bid

By at February 20, 2018 | 1:27 pm | 0 Comment

Australian Government gives lift to FIFA Women’s World Cup bid

The Turnbull Government will provide an additional $4 million to Football Federation Australia (FFA) to mount an Australian bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Minister for Sport, Bridget McKenzie, and Minister for Women, Kelly O’Dwyer MP, announced the additional funding today. “This is an exciting day – for women’s sport in Australia, for more...

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