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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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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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