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Sydney Opera House to light up for Diwali

By at November 9, 2015 | 11:43 pm | 0 Comment

Sydney Opera House to light up for Diwali

NSW Premier Mike Baird has announced the sails of the Sydney Opera House will be lit up in celebration of the Hindu festival Diwali on Thursday 12 November. This is the second year the Opera House will be lit up in a golden orange to mark the Hindu festival of light, celebrated by the global Hindu community. “Diwali has become a festival that is not only recognised, more...

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Baird should follow Queensland and allow cheaper electricity

By at November 3, 2015 | 10:19 pm | 0 Comment

Baird should follow Queensland and allow cheaper electricity

The NSW Opposition is calling on the Baird Government to follow the Queensland Premier’s lead to force electricity suppliers to drop their prices . Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has directed the network companies not to appeal an Australian Energy Regulator’s determination that will see more than $2.7 billion stay in consumers’ pockets. Premier Palaszczuk took more...

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Communities Plus boosts social and affordable housing

By at October 25, 2015 | 10:48 pm | 0 Comment

Communities Plus boosts social and affordable housing

Minister for Social Housing Brad Hazzard today called for interest in delivering the new generation of world class social, affordable and private housing in NSW. “Communities Plus is a new generation of integrated housing developments, delivered in partnership with the private, non-government and community housing sectors in Macquarie Park along with six locations in more...

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Pallavi to take part in ABC/ BBC’s IQ Series

By at October 14, 2015 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment

Pallavi to take part in ABC/ BBC’s IQ Series

Human rights and immigration lawyer, Pallavi Sinha, will join celebrities Sky News Stan Grant, TheAustralian/Herald Sun Columnist Rita Panahi and Australian actor legend Jack Thompson, for the ABC’s/BBC’s IQ Series Debate, Racism is Destroying the Australian Dream. Sydney born, Pallavi is the first Indian Australian woman invited to join the Panel. Pallavi is a more...

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Michelle Rowland appointed to Shadow Cabinet

By at October 13, 2015 | 9:34 pm | 0 Comment

Michelle Rowland appointed to Shadow Cabinet

Michelle Rowland has been elevated to the Shadow Cabinet and appointed  as Shadow Minister for Small Business. The elevation of Small Business to Cabinet demonstrates Labor’s commitment to Australia’s two million small businesses. “As the Australian economy transitions, the role of our small businesses as job-creating drivers of economic growth and prosperity more...

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Reach out to a carer this week

By at October 13, 2015 | 7:05 pm | 0 Comment

Reach out to a carer this week

Do you know a carer in NSW? If so reach out and offer your support during National Carers Week, which runs from 11-17 October. As the week got underway, Minister for Ageing and Disability Services John Ajaka announced Mrs Sheila Openshaw as the recipient of the NSW Carer of the Year Award for her dedication to care for her two sons, who both live with mental more...

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Westmead Hospital design unveiled

By at October 13, 2015 | 6:47 pm | 0 Comment

Westmead Hospital design unveiled

Stage 1 upgrades  of the $900 million redevelopment of Westmead Hospital  include new critical care servi> ces, new operating theatres, extra inpatient beds and a new emergency department. The redevelopment will also create more than 1000 construction jobs each year the project runs. NSW Premier Mike Baird said the redevelopment will deliver world-class health more...

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Delivering the NDIS to more than half of eligible Australians

By at September 26, 2015 | 9:08 pm | 0 Comment

Delivering the NDIS to more than half of eligible Australians

The Commonwealth, New South Wales and Victorian governments has signed the first agreements for the full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The historic signings confirm the joint commitment of the Commonwealth, New South Wales and Victorian Governments to people with disability, their families and carers. The agreements give certainty to more...

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Young people smash stereotypes at forum for cultural diversity

By at September 26, 2015 | 2:31 pm | 0 Comment

Young people smash stereotypes at forum for cultural diversity

The dangers of labelling and stereotypes were debated by more than 200 students from NSW schools and youth organisations at Multicultural NSW’s annual Youth Leaders’ Day, IDEATION 2015, on Wednesday 9 September. An energetic day of workshops and performances at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney was guided by the theme I Choose to Be... Participants came from a more...

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$1.3 million to reduce litter

By at September 26, 2015 | 2:03 pm | 0 Comment

$1.3 million to reduce litter

The NSW Government is offering $1.3 million in litter reduction grants to help reach its target of reducing litter by 40% by 2020. The grants are open to 15 regional waste groups, which consist mostly of NSW’s councils. The waste groups are broken into regional organisation of council groups and voluntary regional groups – each group is eligible to apply for the more...

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