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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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Light rail network a possibility for Western Sydney

By at June 5, 2014 | 3:09 pm | 0 Comment

Light rail network a possibility for Western Sydney

A light rail network serving the Parramatta region could soon become a reality, with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) currently investigating feasibility. NSW Premier Mike Baird said TfNSW has started identifying the highest priority corridors for the introduction of light rail. This will be followed by a detailed feasibility study and high-level business case for those more...

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Practical cancer research boosted by $19m funding windfall

By at June 4, 2014 | 1:01 pm | 0 Comment

Practical cancer research boosted by $19m funding windfall

3 new translational cancer research centres will be built in NSW over the next 5 years, part of a $19.3 million investment by the NSW Government. Translational cancer research converts scientific research into practical treatment methods, creating new tools and applications for improving patient care. The three new research hubs will join four already operating in NSW more...

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Smoking banned at sporting events

By at June 2, 2014 | 2:44 pm | 0 Comment

Smoking banned at sporting events

All sport spectator areas are now smoke-free, and can carry a $300 on-the-spot fine.   The ban applies to all sport events whether it’s a local kids’ netball game or a large event like the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres said that sport was all about health and fitness, and enjoying time with family and more...

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Drivers’ license and pink slip extensions

By at May 23, 2014 | 2:06 pm | 0 Comment

Drivers’ license and pink slip extensions

Time extensions to license renewals and pink slips will make life easier for NSW motorists. By the first quarter of next year, 10 year drivers’ licences (instead of 5) will be available to drivers between the ages of 21 and 44. This means drivers won’t have to make as many trips to a Roads and Maritime Services registry or Services NSW centre to renew their more...

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Mona Vale Hospital unveils new beachside rehab unit

By at May 22, 2014 | 3:33 pm | 0 Comment

Mona Vale Hospital unveils new beachside rehab unit

A new $12 million beachside rehabilitation unit has been officially opened at Mona Vale Hospital. The modern 26-bed facility has a mix of single and two-bed rooms to ensure appropriate clinical care for all patients. It also features landscaped rehabilitation areas, as well as providing pleasant surroundings for socialisation and recuperation. The unit also has a more...

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Police get new body mounted video technology

By at May 19, 2014 | 3:33 pm | 0 Comment

Police get new body mounted video technology

Frontline NSW Police officers will be equipped with new body worn video (BWV) cameras. In addition to a $4 million investment in BWV technology, an extra $7 million will be made available to fund mobile Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology. Police and Emergency Services Minister Stuart Ayres confirmed that funding for both schemes will be distributed over more...

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