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More career options for school leavers

By at November 3, 2015 | 10:43 pm | 0 Comment

More career options for school leavers

NSW students finishing their HSC exams will be able to try out a vocational career with free pre-traineeship and pre-apprenticeships courses being offered. Minister for Skills John Barilaro said he hoped the new courses will help school leavers consider vocational education and training as a career to meet the future needs of the employment marketplace. “Our state more...

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Baird should follow Queensland and allow cheaper electricity

By at November 3, 2015 | 10:19 pm | 0 Comment

Baird should follow Queensland and allow cheaper electricity

The NSW Opposition is calling on the Baird Government to follow the Queensland Premier’s lead to force electricity suppliers to drop their prices . Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has directed the network companies not to appeal an Australian Energy Regulator’s determination that will see more than $2.7 billion stay in consumers’ pockets. Premier Palaszczuk took more...

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Communities Plus boosts social and affordable housing

By at October 25, 2015 | 10:48 pm | 0 Comment

Communities Plus boosts social and affordable housing

Minister for Social Housing Brad Hazzard today called for interest in delivering the new generation of world class social, affordable and private housing in NSW. “Communities Plus is a new generation of integrated housing developments, delivered in partnership with the private, non-government and community housing sectors in Macquarie Park along with six locations in more...

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Michelle Rowland appointed to Shadow Cabinet

By at October 13, 2015 | 9:34 pm | 0 Comment

Michelle Rowland appointed to Shadow Cabinet

Michelle Rowland has been elevated to the Shadow Cabinet and appointed  as Shadow Minister for Small Business. The elevation of Small Business to Cabinet demonstrates Labor’s commitment to Australia’s two million small businesses. “As the Australian economy transitions, the role of our small businesses as job-creating drivers of economic growth and prosperity more...

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Reach out to a carer this week

By at October 13, 2015 | 7:05 pm | 0 Comment

Reach out to a carer this week

Do you know a carer in NSW? If so reach out and offer your support during National Carers Week, which runs from 11-17 October. As the week got underway, Minister for Ageing and Disability Services John Ajaka announced Mrs Sheila Openshaw as the recipient of the NSW Carer of the Year Award for her dedication to care for her two sons, who both live with mental more...

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Westmead Hospital design unveiled

By at October 13, 2015 | 6:47 pm | 0 Comment

Westmead Hospital design unveiled

Stage 1 upgrades  of the $900 million redevelopment of Westmead Hospital  include new critical care servi> ces, new operating theatres, extra inpatient beds and a new emergency department. The redevelopment will also create more than 1000 construction jobs each year the project runs. NSW Premier Mike Baird said the redevelopment will deliver world-class health more...

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$5.28 Million funding to stop men’s violence against women

By at August 31, 2015 | 3:41 pm | 0 Comment

$5.28 Million funding to stop men’s violence against women

Four programs that help address men’s violence against women have received $5.28 million in funding for regional and rural NSW areas. The Men’s Behaviour Change Program will help engage over 1,300 abusive men to take responsibility for their violent behaviour and offer counselling and case support, as well as referrals to women and children impacted by men’s more...

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Major disruptions in NSW Ambulance Service : Secord

By at July 22, 2015 | 6:54 pm | 0 Comment

Major disruptions in NSW Ambulance Service  :  Secord

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner must guarantee patient safety after major disruptions this week to the Ambulance Service of NSW. Already this week, there has been: The sudden resignation today (July 21) of the Ambulance Service CEO Ray Creen – who has been head of the service for only two years as he took up the post on March 18, 2013 to return to South more...

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Heads over Heels to empower women in business

By at May 16, 2015 | 2:31 pm | 0 Comment

Heads over Heels to empower women in business

A push to increase the number of women running high growth businesses will see the NSW Government invest $150,000 in the non–profit Heads Over Heels. Minister for Women Pru Goward said the NSW Government is committed to increasing the number of women in executive level positions. "Growing the number of women in executive positions will take time, however investing more...

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‘Heritage Near Me’ to support local heritage

By at April 23, 2015 | 4:25 pm | 0 Comment

‘Heritage Near Me’ to support local heritage

Local councils and businesses will receive an extra $28.5 million in additional heritage funding over the next four years through ‘Heritage Near Me’ an initiative to support local heritage asset management. A team of eight heritage specialists will visit communities on a roadshow, helping owners of heritage assets identify, manage and protect heritage sites in their more...

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