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Alcohol related violence on decline: BOCSAR

By at April 20, 2015 | 5:58 pm | 0 Comment

Alcohol related violence on decline: BOCSAR

A report from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) confirms alcohol related violence assaults have fallen in both Kings Cross and the Sydney CBD entertainment precinct. Fourteen months after the introduction of reforms to Sydney’s alcohol laws, to crackdown on alcohol related violence, there has been a significant fall in assaults in the Kings Cross more...

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Australia’s first Institute of Open Adoption set for NSW

By at February 5, 2015 | 6:13 pm | 0 Comment

Australia’s first Institute of Open Adoption set for NSW

The NSW Government are set to launch the nation’s first ever Institute of Adoption to increase the number of adoptions in NSW. The new Institute will look to provide vulnerable children and young people with permanent, safe and nurturing homes. The Government will provide $2.85 million to establish the facility. Open Adoption The Institute will also facilitate more...

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Free admission for Under 16s at Sydney’s Museums

By at January 30, 2015 | 6:27 pm | 0 Comment

Free admission for Under 16s at Sydney’s Museums

Young people under the age of 16 will be granted free entry to the Australian Museum and the Powerhouse Museum. Free General Admission The move to waive the general admission fee for children under 16 will bring the two museums into line with other leading arts and cultural institutions across NSW and the world. Students attending the museums as part of a school more...

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Summer fish stocks set to rise

By at January 29, 2015 | 6:52 pm | 0 Comment

Summer fish stocks set to rise

Recreational fishers will see fish stocks rise as the Department of Primary Industries (DPI)releases more than 4 million fingerlings and fry into lakes, dams and rivers across NSW by the end of summer. While visiting the Narrandera Fisheries Centre, Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson said that over 100 popular fishing spots across NSW would benefit from more...

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$600K for art in the regions

By at January 29, 2015 | 6:04 pm | 0 Comment

$600K for art in the regions

Five regional arts partnerships across regional NSW are set to be boosted by an extra $600,000 in 2015. Funding for regional partnerships is part of Arts NSW’s Arts and Cultural Development Program. Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the NSW Government are providing the funding to support projects that directly benefit artists living and working more...

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Nominations open for the 2015 NSW Women of the Year Awards

By at December 4, 2014 | 10:15 pm | 0 Comment

Nominations open for the 2015 NSW Women of the Year Awards

Do you know an inspirational woman who is accomplishing amazing things and deserves acknowledgement? If so, nominate her for the 2015 NSW Women of the Year Awards. The awards provide a great opportunity to share her story with the wider NSW community. In its fourth year, the Women of the Year Awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of women in more...

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Digital Service NSW store opens in North Sydney

By at November 20, 2014 | 8:43 pm | 0 Comment

Digital Service NSW store opens in North Sydney

A new cashless digital store has opened in North Sydney as part of Service NSW’s State-wide rollout. Specialist staff at the digital Service NSW store  will provide customers with information and help them access online transaction services. The North Sydney store is part of a pilot program to give customers more choice in the way they transact with more...

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‘Modi’s visit: An opportunity to build and strengthen Indo-Aus relations’

By at November 17, 2014 | 7:41 pm | 0 Comment

‘Modi’s visit:  An opportunity to build and strengthen Indo-Aus relations’

Senator Lisa Singh, regarded as the first Federal Parliamentarian of Indian origin travelled to Sydney to welcome to Australia the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. “This is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister for more than 28 years. The last time was when the then Prime Minister Bob Hawke invited Rajiv Gandhi to visit Australia. Senator Singh attended more...

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G 20 Leaders agree to reduce gender employment gap

By at November 17, 2014 | 7:24 pm | 0 Comment

G 20 Leaders agree to reduce gender employment gap

G20 leaders have committed to reducing the gap in participation rates between men and women by 25 per cent by 2025. Delivering on this commitment will bring more than 100 million additional women into the labour force across the G20 economies and will significantly increase global growth and reduce poverty and inequality. The OECD estimates a boost to women’s more...

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Marie Bashir Mental health centre opens

By at November 13, 2014 | 7:13 pm | 0 Comment

Marie Bashir Mental health centre opens

A new $67 million mental health facility at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital has been officially opened. The facility is named in honour of former NSW Governor Professor Marie Bashir, who has made a significant contribution to mental health care in NSW. The new 6 storey, 73 bed centre is one of the most advanced psychiatric centres in the world. The centre is set to more...

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