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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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Green slip refunds on their way

By at January 30, 2018 | 12:24 am | 0 Comment

Green slip refunds on their way

NSW businesses will start to receive their compulsory third party (CTP) green slip refunds this week. Over 100,000 business customers, including taxi owners, will receive their refund in the mail. The average refund will be $265 for businesses and $1255 for taxi owners. In 2017 the NSW Government overhauled the old green slip scheme to create a more affordable, more...

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 Listen to Indigenous voices this Australia Day, say psychologists

By at January 24, 2018 | 11:14 pm | 0 Comment

 Listen to Indigenous voices this Australia Day, say psychologists

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association (AIPA) urge all Australians to engage in respectful debate about Australia Day. Both organisations are concerned about the tone of public debate, particularly on social media, saying it is harmful to the social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous Australians who already more...

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Drones used to save teenage swimmers

By at January 22, 2018 | 6:19 pm | 0 Comment

Drones used to save teenage swimmers

Lifeguards used a drone fitted with a flotation device to rescue two swimmers struggling in heavy surf at Lennox Head. In a world-first rescue, lifeguards at Lennox Head have used a drone to spot two swimmers in powerful surf about one kilometre north of the flags. The lifeguard used the drone to drop a Rescue Pod into the water. Once expanded, the swimmers were more...

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Scholarships available for nursing students

By at January 15, 2018 | 5:27 pm | 0 Comment

Scholarships available  for nursing students

More than 300 scholarships are available to those studying to become an Enrolled Nurse. Applications for Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse) scholarships from the NSW Government are open until 13 February 2018. The diploma program starts at TAFEs and registered training organisations from March 2018. Upon course completion and registration, scholarship recipients will more...

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Countdown on for Active Kids Program

By at January 12, 2018 | 12:58 am | 0 Comment

Countdown on  for Active Kids  Program

There are only a couple of weeks remaining until parents can claim a $100 voucher for their school-enrolled children thanks to the NSW Government’s new Active Kids program. Through the program, parents, carers and guardians across NSW will be able to claim a $100 voucher to put towards the registration and participation costs of sport and active recreation activities more...

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