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No room for complacency on unemployment -Jobless people on rise in NSW

By at April 11, 2014 | 4:42 pm | 0 Comment

No room for complacency on unemployment  -Jobless people on rise in NSW

The latest unemployment data offers no room for complacency – with Western Sydney still facing a massive jobs deficit and 28,400 more unemployed people in NSW than before the O’Farrell Government was elected, Shadow Treasurer Michael Daley said .   Daley noted that the trend unemployment rate has fallen over the past month from 5.7 to 5.5 per cent. However more...

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Multicultural champions honoured at ‘Premier’s Harmony Dinner’

By at April 11, 2014 | 4:14 pm | 0 Comment

Multicultural champions honoured at ‘Premier’s Harmony Dinner’

Six citizens have been honoured last night for their exemplary service to multicultural communities in NSW at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner – an event which culminates the NSW Government’s Multicultural March celebrations.   The winners of the Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals received their awards in front of over 900 guests at Rosehill Racecourse more...

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New Taxi reforms to create a safer, smarter service

By at April 9, 2014 | 7:22 pm | 0 Comment

New Taxi reforms to create a safer, smarter service

The NSW Government has announced reforms that are set to make taxis a safer, cheaper and more reliable experience for customers. NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell said the reforms were aimed at ensuring taxis remained safe, reliable and affordable for customers.  The government’s 3 point plan to improve taxi services includes; -       Halving the typical more...

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CRC invites applications for new part- time commissioners

By at April 9, 2014 | 2:55 pm | 0 Comment

CRC invites applications for new part- time commissioners

Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello said the Community Relations Commission (CRC) is inviting applications for part-time Commissioners from people with professional experience and links to multicultural communities. The CRC, a statutory authority established by an Act of Parliament, is responsible for upholding and implementing the Principles of more...

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Mentors set to provide support for new teachers

By at April 8, 2014 | 2:05 pm | 0 Comment

Mentors set to provide support for new teachers

As a key part of the NSW Government’s Great Teaching, Inspired Learning reforms, 8 new teaching mentors have been appointed to support beginning temporary teachers at 38 schools across NSW. NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell said the new roles would increase quality teaching in NSW public schools. “A great teacher is the most important in-school influence on student more...

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Children’s Opal card launched

By at April 8, 2014 | 2:01 pm | 0 Comment

Children’s Opal card launched

Transport for NSW has launched the Opal Card for children and young people, with all the familiar benefits of the existing adult Opal Card, at half the price. The launch of the Child/Youth Opal card marks another major milestone in the Opal rollout and is perfectly timed ahead of the school holidays. The new green coloured Child/Youth Opal card works in exactly the 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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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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‘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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