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NSW and Victorian Governments unite to oppose change to federal racial vilification laws

By at May 9, 2014 | 12:22 pm | 0 Comment

NSW and Victorian Governments unite to oppose change to federal racial vilification laws

The NSW and Victorian Governments announced they had lodged formal submissions opposing changes to the protections against racial vilification contained in the Federal Racial Discrimination Act 1975. NSW Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello and Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Matthew Guy said ,“We consider it vital more...

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Agricultural Bank of China opens first Australian branch in Sydney

By at May 7, 2014 | 3:11 pm | 0 Comment

Agricultural Bank of China opens first Australian branch in Sydney

The Agricultural Bank of China, one of the world’s leading banks, has launched its first Australian branch in Sydney.   Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner, who attended the launch, said the new branch would create more than 30 new jobs over the next 3 years. The Agricultural Bank of China is the latest of the ‘Big Four’ banks to open a Sydney branch, joining Bank more...

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‘Surf patrol season ends this Sunday’

By at April 24, 2014 | 2:19 pm | 0 Comment

‘Surf patrol season ends this Sunday’

The 2013-2014 volunteer patrol season ends this Sunday 27 April with the state's surf lifesavers taking down the flags on all beaches across NSW. Provisional statistics reveal that dedicated lifesavers have performed 4644 rescues and responded to 401 calls for assistance to the Surf Emergency Response System with the current coastal drowning toll standing at 23. Surf more...

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New energy to transform NSW

By at April 24, 2014 | 1:32 pm | 0 Comment

New energy to transform NSW

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner today announced a revitalised Cabinet team with five fresh faces ready to bring new energy to the task of transforming NSW. “This team will build on the outstanding achievements of the past three years and accelerate the delivery of vital new infrastructure and improved services, which is what the community more...

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Gabrielle Upton left to clean up after Pru Goward in community services

By at April 23, 2014 | 1:48 pm | 0 Comment

Gabrielle Upton left to clean up after Pru Goward in community services

Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services Linda Burney said that incoming Minister Gabrielle Upton must commit to cleaning up the mess left behind by Pru Goward.   Earlier this month, the NSW Ombudsman issued a devastating report on child protection services – prompting Labor to demand Goward’s removal from the portfolio. The Ombudsman’s report more...

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Surf Lifesavers excited for ‘Royal’ visit

By at April 17, 2014 | 10:53 pm | 0 Comment

Surf Lifesavers excited for ‘Royal’ visit

Young Surf Lifesavers from Sydney’s northern beaches are looking forward to demonstrating their skills before a very special audience when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Manly Beach on Friday 18 April. The Royal couple will watch our future Surf Lifesavers showcase a range of activities in a competitive, yet friendly ‘surf carnival’ scenario. Manly, more...

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Dangerous Surf expected for ‘Easter’ long weekend

By at April 17, 2014 | 3:00 pm | 0 Comment

Dangerous Surf expected for ‘Easter’ long weekend

Surf Life Saving NSW is warning swimmers about dangerous surf conditions along the entire coast this weekend. A South Easterly swell is expected to reach 2 to 3 metres at its peak, with a swell period around 15-17 seconds. These conditions will be hazardous for coastal activities such as swimming, surfing and rock fishing. Conditions are expected to ease overnight more...

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Premier brought down by ingrained culture of influence-peddling

By at April 17, 2014 | 2:51 pm | 0 Comment

Premier brought down by ingrained culture of influence-peddling

According to Greens NSW MP John Kaye , the  downfall of Premier Barry O'Farrell is a wakeup call to both the NSW Coalition and Labor. It is time to end the culture of influence-peddling that has infested politics in this state. Dr Kaye said, “What has happened is bigger than ICAC and Australian Water Holdings”. “It goes to the heart of the political system in more...

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$3000 bottle of wine brought about the downfall of NSW premier Barry O’ Farrell

By at April 16, 2014 | 3:47 pm | 0 Comment

$3000 bottle of wine brought about the downfall of NSW premier Barry O’ Farrell

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell said that he will resign over the evidence he gave at the Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC) yesterday. Premier O'Farrell yesterday denied receiving a $3,000 bottle of wine in 2011 from Australian Water Holdings (AWH) executive Nick Di Girolamo. He also said that he has no memory of any phone call made by Girolamo. A major more...

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Bilby, the Numbat and bridled nail-tail Wallaby to return to NSW National Parks

By at April 16, 2014 | 1:24 pm | 0 Comment

Bilby, the Numbat and bridled nail-tail Wallaby to return to NSW National Parks

NSW Government has announced plans to return up to 8 mammal species that have been extinct in the state for almost a century to national parks across NSW. Environment Minister Robyn Parker said the move was about recognising that not enough has been done to turn back the tide of mammal extinction in NSW. The severely endangered mammals set to be returned to NSW include more...

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