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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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Vivid Festival to light up Sydney from May 23 to June 9

By at March 12, 2014 | 6:07 pm | 0 Comment

Vivid Festival to light up Sydney from May 23 to June 9

Sydney once again will transformed into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas when Vivid Sydney will take over  the city from 23 May – 9 June 2014. Colouring the city with creativity and inspiration, Vivid Sydney highlights include the hugely popular immersive light installations and projections; performances from local and international musicians at Vivid more...

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‘ Faten El Dana –An ambassador for migrant women’

By at March 12, 2014 | 3:18 pm | 0 Comment

‘ Faten El Dana –An ambassador for migrant women’

On March 7,  NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Women Minister for Women announced the winners of the 2014 NSW Women of the Year Awards at NSW Parliament House.  Faten El Dana  is the  winner of  AH Beard’s Community Hero Award. She is very active in the community as an ambassador for migrant women.  She is also  the president of the Muslim more...

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Business Investor Visa Scheme nets $155M

By at March 11, 2014 | 3:40 pm | 0 Comment

Business Investor Visa Scheme nets $155M

Andrew Stoner, Deputy Premier announced plans to streamline two key migration visa pathways to help attract more overseas entrepreneurs and investors to the State and to generate more jobs and investment. “The Significant Investor Visa scheme, which focuses on promoting high value migration into the State, was one of the ways the NSW Government was seeking to more...

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Tourism activities putting national parks to risk

By at March 10, 2014 | 1:26 pm | 0 Comment

Tourism activities putting national parks to risk

The recommendations of an inquiry into the impacts of tourism would leave NSW National Parks at risk from development and fossicking, warns Greens MP Jan Barham. “I am alarmed that the inquiry has recommended allowing the development of tourist accommodation and supporting fossicking within parks. This is a missed opportunity to recognise the importance of reserving more...

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Website launched to encourage multicultural communities to send Abbott a message

By at March 6, 2014 | 12:14 pm | 0 Comment

Website launched to encourage multicultural communities to send Abbott a message

Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism, Michelle Rowland and Shadow Minister for Finance, Tony Burke have launched a website allowing the community to send Tony Abbott a message to reverse his cuts to multicultural organisations. The website – www.ISupportCommunities.com – calls on the Abbott Government to reverse its $11.5 million cut from the more...

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‘Proposal set to create jobs for retrenched workers’

By at March 5, 2014 | 1:47 pm | 0 Comment

‘Proposal set to create jobs for retrenched workers’

NSW Government  will  offer $6,000 Fresh Start tax rebate to businesses employing workers who have recently lost their jobs through large-scale redundancies. NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Treasurer Mike Baird announced the payroll tax rebate initiative as part of a commitment to help workers who have lost their jobs through restructures by giving businesses an more...

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SBS cuts will affect Australia’s ethnic communities

By at March 4, 2014 | 6:45 pm | 0 Comment

SBS cuts will affect Australia’s ethnic communities

In last week’s Senate Estimates hearings, the SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid could not guarantee that Abbott Government cuts to the SBS budget would not affect SBS language services. “I would find it very difficult to imagine being able to absorb any material cuts without a change in services.” -   SBS Managing Director, Michael Ebeid – Senate more...

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