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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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Increased fines for offensive conduct

By at April 3, 2014 | 12:12 pm | 0 Comment

Increased fines for offensive conduct

To curb the crime rate and to take strict action those engaged in drunken or anti-social behaviour, NSW  Government has moved a step forward by increasing the  fines by three times.  So be careful, next time swearing in public could cost you as much as three times as it used to be earlier.   From 31 March onwards,  the NSW Government  has increased more...

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‘Localities enjoyed chat with Liberal State and Federal Members at Hornsby Heights’

By at April 2, 2014 | 1:50 pm | 0 Comment

‘Localities enjoyed chat with Liberal State and Federal Members at Hornsby Heights’

The Fox Valley branch of the Liberal party held a meet and greet with the name “Eggs and Politics” on March 29 at Hornsby Heights.   David Citer , Councillor for the Gordon Ward at Ku-ring-gai Council hosted this breakfast with Matt Kean MP and Philip Ruddock. It was  a free family barbecue and a great opportunity for people to have a chat with their more...

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Child protection reforms passed: Vulnerable children to get more stable homes

By at April 2, 2014 | 11:43 am | 0 Comment

Child protection reforms passed: Vulnerable children to get more stable homes

NSW Parliament has passed child protection legislation to help provide vulnerable children with more stable homes. Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister for Women Pru Goward said the new legislation provided for earlier intervention to keep families together with support. “It also means courts will have new powers to order parents to undergo more...

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Opal card starts on entire Sydney trains network, 150, 000 cards registered

By at March 31, 2014 | 2:29 pm | 0 Comment

Opal card  starts  on entire Sydney trains network, 150, 000 cards registered

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said customers could now use their Opal card to travel anywhere on the Sydney Trains network, as Opal goes live on an extra 70 stations. “This marks a significant milestone for commuters across Sydney, as Opal provides cheaper fares, modernises the way people use public transport and puts an end to the Monday morning queue for more...

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Media to be granted court access to broadcast sentencing proceedings

By at March 26, 2014 | 3:35 pm | 0 Comment

Media to be granted court access to broadcast sentencing proceedings

The government is considering new legislation to allow the media to broadcast sentencing proceedings in criminal trials.   NSW Attorney General Greg Smith SC has revealed plans to use broadcast technology to “demystify” the court process, with the aim of making the courts more open and accountable to the community. Under the proposal, final court more...

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