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FIAN condemns attack on Indian business at Harris Park

By at August 27, 2015 | 6:08 am | 0 Comment

FIAN condemns attack on Indian business at Harris Park

Federation of Indian Associations of NSW is very concerned about spate of serious attacks on Indian businesses in Harris Park over the last few months.   Billu’s Eatery in Harris Park was attacked on August 25 with a bullet fired at the window . This is the 4th in the series of serious crime, targeted at businesses in Harris Park. People were lucky that the more...

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Police issue almost 1200 infringements for mobile phone use while driving

By at August 15, 2015 | 12:58 pm | 0 Comment

Police issue almost 1200 infringements for mobile phone use while driving

A police operation targeting drivers for illegal phone use, speeding in school zones and vehicle standards has resulted in more than 2900 infringement notices.   NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Command conducted Operation Compliance 3 yesterday (Wednesday 12 August 2015). The state-wide blitz was initiated to focus on responsible driving behaviour and more...

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Major disruptions in NSW Ambulance Service : Secord

By at July 22, 2015 | 6:54 pm | 0 Comment

Major disruptions in NSW Ambulance Service  :  Secord

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner must guarantee patient safety after major disruptions this week to the Ambulance Service of NSW. Already this week, there has been: The sudden resignation today (July 21) of the Ambulance Service CEO Ray Creen – who has been head of the service for only two years as he took up the post on March 18, 2013 to return to South more...

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NSW investing in teaching for better students

By at July 21, 2015 | 1:35 am | 0 Comment

NSW investing in teaching for better students

Some of NSW’s best public primary school teachers will begin mentoring and coaching other teachers to improve students’ results. The move is part of the NSW Government’s $224 million Quality Teaching, Successful Students package, which provides additional staffing so selected experienced teachers can take up mentoring and coaching roles. The package enables more...

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Water bills set to be reduced

By at July 6, 2015 | 9:53 pm | 0 Comment

Water bills set to be reduced

Households will save up to $100 on their water bill each year under a proposal from Sydney Water. Minister for Lands and Water Niall Blair said the proposal to make Sydney Water more efficient to reduce water bills will assist families across Sydney. “By making government agencies, like Sydney Water, more efficient it means those savings can be passed on to more...

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Labor affirms commitment to work with Gujarat

By at June 17, 2015 | 5:57 pm | 0 Comment

Labor affirms commitment to work with Gujarat

On their visit to India , NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley and Daniel Mookhey MLC visited  Gandhinagar today and met Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat. The NSW Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the state of Gujarat – and NSW Labor has affirmed its commitment to strengthening the ties between two states. “The economic development of more...

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Foley pays tribute to Gandhi

By at June 15, 2015 | 6:17 pm | 0 Comment

Foley pays tribute to Gandhi

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley paid tribute to Gandhi on the first stop of his India tour, laying a wreath at the Raj Ghat memorial in Delhi today. Foley is in India on his first international trip as NSW Labor Leader, with Daniel Mookhey MLC, the first Australian Indian member of NSW Parliament. “It is an honour to pay tribute to the great Mahatma Gandhi here in more...

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Whooping cough outbreaks: Three-fold increase this year

By at June 15, 2015 | 5:34 pm | 0 Comment

Whooping cough outbreaks: Three-fold increase this year

Whooping cough notifications have jumped three-fold for the same period last year – with the NSW Labor Opposition calling on the Baird Government to step up efforts to counter the anti-vaccination movement. Official NSW Health data shows that for January-June 2014, there were 911 notifications while for January-June 2015, there were 2831 notifications – a three-fold more...

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‘Great Barrier reef is not safe’ : Greenpeace Australia

By at June 2, 2015 | 4:16 pm | 0 Comment

‘Great Barrier reef is not safe’ : Greenpeace Australia

By insisting that the Australian government prepare a report within 18months, to be reviewed by the Committee in 2017 UNESCO has clearly shown that the Great Barrier Reef is not fine and is not safe in Tony Abbott’s hands. “UNESCO now joins a long line of scientists, banks, organisations and individuals who are deeply worried about the Reef’s health. The Australian more...

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Baird Government’s appeal of power price cuts will add to cost of living

By at June 2, 2015 | 4:05 pm | 0 Comment

Baird Government’s appeal of  power price cuts will add to cost of living

Tens of thousands of families and small businesses already unable to pay their electricity bills will be hit even harder if Mike Baird is successful in his quest through the courts for higher power prices. Data from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) shows that almost 33,000 households and more than 3,800 small businesses were disconnected in 2013-14 – increases of more...

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