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Wear Orange Wednesday supporting SES volunteers

By at November 11, 2014 | 7:39 pm | 0 Comment

Wear Orange Wednesday supporting SES volunteers

Wear Orange Wednesday is a chance for everyone to show their support for Australia’s State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers. WOW Day , 12 November is a national day of recognition for the 40,000 SES volunteers across Australia. You can show your appreciation for their hard work and dedication by wearing orange - the official colour of the SES uniform. Minister for more...

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New Wynyard walk tunnelling begins as Barangaroo Wharf works get underway

By at October 9, 2014 | 3:45 pm | 0 Comment

New Wynyard walk tunnelling begins as Barangaroo Wharf works get underway

Tunnelling of the new Wynyard pedestrian walkway has begun. The walkway is set to connect Sydney CBD with the new Barangaroo precinct. Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian  described the tunnelling as “a major milestone” in an important project for the Sydney CBD. “The Wynyard Walk will allow pedestrians to travel from the Wynyard transport hub to the more...

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Cheaper taxi fares a big win for customers

By at October 8, 2014 | 8:02 pm | 0 Comment

Cheaper taxi fares a big win for customers

The typical taxi surcharge on card payments will be halved from 10% to 5% in time for the busy December holiday season. Currently, taxi customers are charged a surcharge when they pay their fare with a credit or debit card. This money goes to the provider of the taxi’s electronic payment system. A new Passenger Transport Bill passed through Parliament last month, more...

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Deadline approaches for’ NSW International Student Award’ nominations

By at August 5, 2014 | 3:54 pm | 0 Comment

Deadline approaches for’ NSW International Student Award’ nominations

The NSW International Student of the Year Awards; set to be announced in Sydney in September 2014, will be presented in four categories: Schools, Vocational Education and Training (VET), Higher Education and English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS). New in 2014, the NSW International Student Community Engagement Award has also been more...

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Barangaroo takes shape at open day

By at July 16, 2014 | 5:11 pm | 0 Comment

Barangaroo takes shape at open day

The public were invited to attend Barangaroo’s latest open day, witnessing major milestones as the project moves towards its 2015 conclusion.   The free event held in late June, showcased the ongoing development of Headland Park,Barangaroo South and Central Barangaroo. The project also includes a pedestrian walkway, set to link Barangaroo with the upgraded more...

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Origin heroes back ‘State of Mind’ mental health program

By at July 14, 2014 | 2:36 pm | 0 Comment

Origin heroes back ‘State of Mind’ mental health program

NSW’s Paul Gallen is one of many State of Origin stars supporting the “What’s Your State of Mind?” mental health program. The program helps to promote the extensive support available for people affected by mental illness. It is jointly run by the NSW and Queensland Governments, the National Rugby League (NRL), and a number of peak mental health more...

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Aboriginal Art Prize open for entries

By at July 3, 2014 | 2:01 pm | 0 Comment

Aboriginal Art Prize open for entries

Jan Barham MLC, Greens spokesperson for Arts, Aboriginal Affairs and the North Coast, is encouraging artists to enter the Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize (PNSWAAP). “The Parliament’s Aboriginal Art Prize is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Aboriginal art in the Parliament and in a travelling show and delivers a substantial prize for the more...

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Ethics classes here to stay as enrolment form is updated

By at July 2, 2014 | 3:33 pm | 0 Comment

Ethics classes here to stay as enrolment form is updated

This is the story that NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli doesn't want you to hear.Late last month the NSW Department of Education and Communities made a quiet but significant change to the student enrolment form for public schools. In 2012 the O'Farrell government caved in to demands from Fred Nile and introduced an enrolment process that treated ethics classes (SEE) more...

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First Home buyers boost starts from July 1

By at July 2, 2014 | 3:09 pm | 0 Comment

First Home buyers boost starts from July 1

The First Home Owner grant threshold has been lifted from $650,000 to $750,000, offering a timely boost to first time buyers in NSW.   First-time house hunters are now able to buy newly constructed homes valued up to $750,000, and remain eligible for the First Home Owner Grant. The new grant cut off has been boosted by $100,000, as of 1 July 2014. The 2014/15 more...

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Transport for NSW propose rego system overhaul

By at June 10, 2014 | 3:45 pm | 0 Comment

Transport for NSW propose rego system overhaul

Major changes to car registration, including reduced fees for vehicles with high safety standards have been released for public feedback.     The proposed changes, published in TfNSW’s Vehicle Registration Initiatives discussion paper, will be the biggest changes to light vehicle registration in NSW in 90 years. The current rego system dates back to more...

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