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‘O’Farrell must stand up to Brandis on ‘Bigot’ comments’

By at March 26, 2014 | 3:20 pm | 0 Comment

‘O’Farrell must stand up to Brandis on ‘Bigot’ comments’

NSW Labor has demanded Premier Barry O’Farrell to  condemn and distance himself from the Federal Liberal Government’s plans to water down the Racial Discrimination Act – as well as Attorney General George Brandis’ offensive comments that “people have a right to be bigots you know”. The Federal Liberal Government is moving to remove Section 18C of the Act. more...

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Be ‘Winter Wise’

By at March 24, 2014 | 3:47 pm | 0 Comment

Be ‘Winter Wise’

Health Minister Jillian Skinner has urged the people of NSW to prepare for the influenza season and Be Winter Wise before the full force of the season hits. While anyone can get the flu and everyone should protect themselves against it, NSW Health’s ‘Be Winter Wise’ campaign is focusing on pregnant women, the elderly and people with chronic medical more...

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‘NSW Labor hosts sub continental media at Parliament house’

By at March 24, 2014 | 1:54 pm | 0 Comment

‘NSW Labor hosts sub continental media at Parliament house’

NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson has affirmed Labor’s bond with Australians of sub continental background – promising to oppose any watering down of Anti Racial Discrimination protections and develop a bold policy agenda for hospitals, schools, transport infrastructure and jobs. Robertson hosted a special NSW Labor round table at Parliament House last week with more...

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Liberal government needs to take a stand against racism : Guy Zangari

By at March 20, 2014 | 3:47 pm | 0 Comment

Liberal government needs to take a stand against racism :  Guy Zangari

The O’Farrell Liberal Government refused to stand up to the Abbott Liberal Government over moves to remove vital protections against racial vilification. Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Communities Guy Zangari said it was disappointing that the O’Farrell Liberal Government had refused to oppose the watering down of Racial Discrimination legislation. The more...

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Labor proposes a minimum of 5 years to maximum of 16 years sentence, in alcohol fuelled violence

By at March 20, 2014 | 2:04 pm | 0 Comment

Labor proposes a minimum of 5 years to maximum of 16 years sentence, in alcohol fuelled violence

NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson has welcomed the decision of the NSW Upper House to support Labor’s amendments to new alcohol laws. NSW Labor put forward common sense amendments that would create a single and straightforward ‘gross violence’ offence for offenders who inflict serious injury on others while intoxicated and in a public place. The ‘gross more...

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Goods Line project to link Sydney City to Harbour

By at March 19, 2014 | 4:00 pm | 0 Comment

Goods Line project to link Sydney City to Harbour

Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) has revealed completed design concepts for The Goods Line, which will provide a radical makeover for the existing pedestrian route from Central Station through to Darling Harbour. The Goods Line project is set to transform a disused rail freight corridor into a vibrant people friendly area, stretching from Railway Square more...

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Holi has tremendous cultural significance says Michelle

By at March 19, 2014 | 12:12 pm | 0 Comment

Holi has tremendous cultural significance says Michelle

While speaking about the relevance of Holi in Parliament Michelle said, “Today thousands of Australians of Hindu, Subcontinent and South Asian heritage are celebrating Holi—the festival of colours”. “Holi signifies the end of winter and the arrival of spring. It is primarily celebrated in India, Nepal and other regions of the world with large Hindu populations more...

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Abbott and O’Farrell give clearance to $3b project to link M1 and M2 in Sydney

By at March 18, 2014 | 4:01 pm | 0 Comment

Abbott and O’Farrell give clearance to $3b project to link M1 and M2 in Sydney

The NSW Government has reached an agreement with Transurban and the Westlink M7 shareholders to deliver the NorthConnex motorway – twin nine kilometre tunnels to link the M1 and M2 under busy Pennant Hills Road. NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Roads Minister Duncan Gay said subject to planning approval, NorthConnex would be a major freight route for eastern more...

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‘Don’t miss to take a holy dip in ‘Maha Kumbh’ with ABC on March 23’

By at March 17, 2014 | 4:20 pm | 0 Comment

‘Don’t miss to take  a holy dip  in ‘Maha Kumbh’ with ABC on March 23’

The Maha  Kumbh Mela in India is as mesmerizing as it is spiritual. It is considered to be the most auspicious mela and is held once every 12 years. It always occurs in Allahabad, as the confluence of the rivers there is considered to be particularly holy. This ancient northern Indian festival is a meeting of mystical minds.  It is one of the largest religious more...

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$17.4 Million announced for flood prevention

By at March 13, 2014 | 2:43 pm | 0 Comment

$17.4 Million announced for flood prevention

Environment Minister Robyn Parker has announced $17.4 million in new grants allocated to local councils to plan for and reduce risks of flooding. This builds on the $3.5 million allocated late last year. The announcement comes as the Government seeks to mitigate the financial impact of flooding across NSW, which is estimated to cost the economy approximately $250 more...

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