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Rock fisherman drowns and another missing

By at April 7, 2014 | 12:54 pm | 0 Comment

Rock fisherman drowns and another missing

A man has drowned while rock fishing at Tacking Point, Port Macquarie. In a separate incident, Surf Lifesavers are searching for a missing person, possibly a rock fisherman, after a car was found on the beach at Booti Booti National Park near Forster.   In Port Macquarie the alarm was raised when the man did not arrive for his golf game. The Surf Life Saving more...

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Inspection deadline for flagship scheme (NSW) deferred by 12 more months

By at April 7, 2014 | 12:46 pm | 0 Comment

Inspection deadline for flagship scheme (NSW) deferred by 12  more months

The O’Farrell Government has been embarrassed into shelving its flagship scheme to improve swimming pool safety for another 12 months – issuing a new deadline for councils to start inspecting backyard swimming pools as late as the end of April 2015.   The Government was forced into the one-year deadline extension following a flood of complaints from councils more...

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Indian community meets new leadership at the CRC

By at April 7, 2014 | 11:07 am | 0 Comment

Indian community meets new leadership at the CRC

Continuing the round of community consultations, the new leadership team at the Community Relations Commission, the Chair, Vic Alhadeff and Chief Executive Officer, Hakan Harman, met with a broad cross section of the Indian community of New South Wales. Speaking on the occasion Alhadeff said, “Indian immigrants have a strong influence in New South Wales and are one of more...

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Daylight saving ends today

By at April 6, 2014 | 4:52 pm | 0 Comment

Daylight saving ends today

Don’t forget that Daylight saving ends today, 6 April at 3am.   This means you can enjoy a sleep in because clocks go back one hour in NSW. Future daylight saving periods will begin on the first Sunday in October and end on the first Sunday in April. NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT all apply the same daylight saving periods. more...

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Sydney trains get uninterrupted mobile network coverage

By at April 4, 2014 | 2:22 pm | 0 Comment

Sydney trains get uninterrupted mobile network coverage

Uninterrupted mobile phone coverage is available throughout Sydney’s trains, including the underground network.   Sydney Trains switched on mobile coverage for Sydney’s T4 Eastern Suburbs Line this week, completing the roll out of 18,000 metres of cabling in Sydney’s underground. This means train travellers can stay connected with friends, family or more...

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Search continues for missing swimmer at Tathra

By at April 3, 2014 | 12:56 pm | 0 Comment

Search continues for missing swimmer at Tathra

Surf Life Saving resources are continuing to help Police search for a missing swimmer at Tathra, who was possibly attacked by a shark this morning before 9am.   Surf Lifesavers aboard Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRBs) from Tathra, Narooma, Pambula and Bermagui are on scene and assisting in the search. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter is also assisting. It is more...

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‘Racism-It Stops With Me’

By at April 3, 2014 | 12:36 pm | 0 Comment

‘Racism-It Stops With Me’

Wyndham City has released its draft Cultural Diversity Policy and has wasted no time in releasing details of its first campaign. The ‘Racism-It Stops With Me’ campaign is part of the National Anti-Racism Strategy and invites all Australians to reflect on what they can do to counter racism wherever it happens.   Wyndham City signed a support agreement to join more...

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Increased fines for offensive conduct

By at April 3, 2014 | 12:12 pm | 0 Comment

Increased fines for offensive conduct

To curb the crime rate and to take strict action those engaged in drunken or anti-social behaviour, NSW  Government has moved a step forward by increasing the  fines by three times.  So be careful, next time swearing in public could cost you as much as three times as it used to be earlier.   From 31 March onwards,  the NSW Government  has increased more...

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Child protection reforms passed: Vulnerable children to get more stable homes

By at April 2, 2014 | 11:43 am | 0 Comment

Child protection reforms passed: Vulnerable children to get more stable homes

NSW Parliament has passed child protection legislation to help provide vulnerable children with more stable homes. Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister for Women Pru Goward said the new legislation provided for earlier intervention to keep families together with support. “It also means courts will have new powers to order parents to undergo more...

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NSW Surf Life Saving Championships to remain on Central Coast for two more years

By at April 1, 2014 | 11:42 am | 0 Comment

NSW Surf Life Saving Championships to remain on Central Coast for two more years

  A successful partnership between Gosford City Council and Surf Life Saving NSW will see the country’s largest surf sports event remain on the Central Coast for the next two years. The 2015 and 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships will be co-hosted by Ocean Beach and Umina SLSCs and proudly supported by ClubsNSW. The State’s premier surf event has been more...

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