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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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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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Dominello disappoints with weak stance on changes to Racial Decimation Act at Premier’s Harmony Dinner : Zangari

By at April 11, 2014 | 4:50 pm | 0 Comment

Dominello disappoints with weak stance on changes to Racial Decimation Act at Premier’s Harmony Dinner : Zangari

NSW Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello has disappointed a packed room of 1000 multicultural representatives at last night's Premier's Harmony Dinner – by failing to speak out against the Abbott Liberal Government's contentious plans to wind back the Racial Discrimination Act.   Addressing the dinner – at which the Premier was absent more...

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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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