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Balaji Venkatarangan receives highest NSW Labor party award

By at September 30, 2014 | 5:30 pm | 0 Comment

Balaji Venkatarangan receives highest NSW Labor party award

The Labor Party bestowed the coveted McKell Award on Balaji Venkatarangan of the  Australian Indian community. Balaji Venkatarangan has been a grass roots Labor member for over 18 years who rose from the ranks to achieve the fete. Balaji has been a social and political leader par excellence who stands out in a crowd and leads from the front! After migrating to more...

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Bill Shorten, Michelle Rowland offers Diwali greetings

By at September 29, 2014 | 2:53 pm | 0 Comment

Bill Shorten, Michelle Rowland offers Diwali greetings

“It gives us great pleasure to wish you and your family a happy Diwali glowing with peace, prosperity and hope for the year ahead,” said  Bill Shorten , MP Leader of Opposition  and Michelle Rowland , Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism in a combined message. “Around the world millions come together in harmony to celebrate the Festival of Lights more...

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Yash and Naomi announced as winners of ‘Dorothea Mackellar’ CRC award

By at September 12, 2014 | 3:57 pm | 0 Comment

Yash and Naomi announced as winners of ‘Dorothea Mackellar’ CRC award

Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello announced two NSW primary school students as dual winners of this year’s Dorothea Mackellar Community Relations Commission (CRC) Poetry Award. The NSW Government, through the CRC, presents an award each year to the best poem highlighting the value of cultural diversity within the Australian community. A more...

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‘New faces for Community Relations Commission Advisory Board’

By at September 11, 2014 | 4:00 pm | 0 Comment

‘New faces for Community Relations Commission Advisory Board’

Former Chairman of Cricket NSW, Dr Hari Harinath OAM, has  been named the new  Chair of the Community Relations Commission’s (CRC) Advisory Board. Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello announced Dr Harinath’s  appointment along with seven part-time Advisory Board Members. “The make-up of the new Advisory Board truly reflects the changing more...

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Join SES ! Strathfield SES information night on September 17

By at September 8, 2014 | 5:13 pm | 0 Comment

Join SES !  Strathfield SES information night on September 17

With a storm season starting, the Strathfield NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) Unit is putting out the call for locals to join the Strathfield SES. The Strathfield SES will be holding an information night for potential new members on September 17th at 7:15pm. “Not many people realise what joining the NSW SES actually offers, and how it caters to almost all ages more...

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‘Auburn community should come forward in support of suicide prevention’

By at September 8, 2014 | 4:56 pm | 0 Comment

‘Auburn community should come forward  in support of suicide prevention’

The wider Auburn community is invited to come together and join in a very special local event on September 11,  2014.   A candlelight walk  has been organised through the Auburn Town Centre which  will help raise awareness about suicide prevention and mental health issues within the local community. People are asked to meet at Auburn Public School, entry via more...

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Robertson attends ‘Ganesh festival’ at Parramatta

By at September 4, 2014 | 12:54 pm | 0 Comment

Robertson attends ‘Ganesh festival’ at Parramatta

NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson said that it was a privilege for him to join the Telugu community to celebrate the Ganesh Festival at Parramatta Riverside at the weekend. “The Ganesh Festival is a highlight of Sydney’s multicultural calendar and I was pleased to join the Telugu community to celebrate in the heart of Western Sydney,”  Robertson said. “The more...

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‘NSW Labor leaders greet Muslims as Ramadan fasting begins’

By at June 30, 2014 | 2:58 pm | 0 Comment

‘NSW Labor leaders greet Muslims as Ramadan fasting begins’

Tony Burke, MP (Member for Watson) [caption id="attachment_1864" align="alignleft" width="650"] Labor Leaders Greet Muslims , Ramadan Month[/caption]   The holy month of Ramadan is a time of fasting, prayer and charity and is a reminder of the important contribution Australian Muslims make in our community. As we welcome the beginning of Ramadan this 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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Greens call on government to investigate hunters who injured local wildlife

By at March 5, 2014 | 5:47 pm | 0 Comment

Greens call on government to investigate hunters who injured local wildlife

Greens NSW Spokesperson for Animal Welfare, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has called on the NSW Government to investigate reports of a kangaroo injured with an arrow on the South Coast and take action if appropriate under animal cruelty legislation. “When we see a photo of a kangaroo with an arrow in it, we know this is just the tip of the iceberg, how many of our native more...

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