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Illness or job Loss; NSW to provide rental subsidy to vulnerable renters

By at August 9, 2018 | 10:58 pm | 0 Comment

Illness or job Loss; NSW to provide rental  subsidy to vulnerable renters

Low-income tenants in the private rental market who fall on tough emotional times through illness or job loss will be offered relief to avoid homelessness under a new NSW rental subsidy. The Rent Choice Assist program will provide tenants with financial support on their rental repayments for up to three years. Tenants will need to demonstrate their capacity to find a more...

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Households saving an average $325 with ‘Appliance replacement scheme’

By at July 30, 2018 | 12:40 am | 0 Comment

Households saving an average $325 with ‘Appliance replacement scheme’

The NSW Government’s “new for old” appliance replacement scheme is saving households an average of $325 a year in power bills. Eligible households, including low-income, concession card holders and energy hardship customers, can receive a 40-50% discount when replacing their old fridge or TV with a newer, energy efficient model. Minister for Environment Gabrielle more...

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His Holiness Dalai Lama celebrates 83rd birthday

By at July 6, 2018 | 10:03 pm | 0 Comment

His Holiness Dalai Lama celebrates 83rd birthday

Special prayers were held in this mountainous district of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir for the long life of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who turned 83 today. Large crowds donning traditional dresses began to assemble from morning at the Shewatsel Phodrang complex on the outskirts of Leh for the celebrations. The Dalai Lama, revered by the Tibetans as a more...

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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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