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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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 Robern Menz acquires Violet Crumble from Nestlé

By at January 11, 2018 | 1:07 am | 0 Comment

 Robern Menz acquires Violet Crumble from Nestlé

Fourth generation family owned Australian business, Robern Menz, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Nestlé to acquire the Violet Crumble brand. This acquisition will bring one of Australia’s most iconic and favourite snacks back under Australian ownership. The sale of the Nestlé Violet Crumble brand to Robern Menz will see the South more...

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14,660 Speed infringements , 777 drink driving charges recorded as Operation Safe Arrival enters day 13

By at December 28, 2017 | 11:01 pm | 0 Comment

14,660 Speed infringements , 777 drink driving charges recorded as Operation Safe Arrival enters day 13

Stupid and dangerous decisions by drivers who are already disqualified from driving, or who drive at reckless speeds or drunk behind the wheel, continue to put innocent people in danger, as Operation Safe Arrival continues. Throughout Operation Safe Arrival, police will continue to target drivers, who  are at a high-risk of causing more carnage during a period that has more...

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School playgrounds open during the holidays

By at December 28, 2017 | 12:50 am | 0 Comment

School playgrounds open during the holidays

A trial program will give communities access to public school playgrounds during the summer holidays. The Come Play Summer Pilot program will open the gates of 42 public school playgrounds in NSW to allow recreational and play space to be used, including ovals and sports courts. Schools in the program will be open from 8am to 6pm more...

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NSW best place to get a job

By at December 26, 2017 | 12:38 am | 0 Comment

NSW best place to get a job

NSW has recorded the lowest unemployment rate in the country for a 30th straight month in November 2017. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show the NSW unemployment rate remains at 4.6 per cent, the lowest rate since April 2008. NSW has added 188,100 full-time jobs since the last election, 75 per more...

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