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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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Reporting domestic violence trauma eased

By at June 2, 2015 | 3:43 pm | 0 Comment

Reporting domestic violence trauma eased

Victims of domestic violence in NSW can deliver their evidence via video in court to help ensure the criminal justice system is a less traumatic experience. The Criminal Procedure Amendment (Domestic Violence Complainants) Act 2014 has come into force, making NSW the first state in Australia to allow video evidence. The move is just one of the many steps the NSW more...

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NSW Labor commemorates National ‘Sorry Day’

By at May 27, 2015 | 6:47 pm | 0 Comment

NSW Labor commemorates National ‘Sorry Day’

The NSW Opposition called on all members of Parliament to use National Sorry Day as an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of the Stolen Generation. May 26, 2015 marks 14 years since the Bringing Them Home report was tabled in the Federal Parliament. Amongst the report’s many recommendations was that a national day be established to commemorate the history of forcible more...

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‘Baird avoiding scrutiny by rushing through privatisation plan’

By at May 27, 2015 | 5:54 pm | 0 Comment

‘Baird avoiding scrutiny by rushing through privatisation plan’

The NSW Opposition has slammed the Baird Government for introducing legislation to privatise the state’s electricity network before an inquiry into the proposal is complete.  Labor leader Luke Foley said Mike Baird’s contempt for proper parliamentary process by ramming through privatisation legislation proves he is a Premier afraid of scrutiny. “First Mike more...

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Usha Uthap: ‘A combo of tradition and modernity’

By at May 18, 2015 | 3:13 pm | 0 Comment

Usha Uthap: ‘A combo of tradition and modernity’

More than four decades ago, the night clubs in Chennai resonated with a melodious voice and that was the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Indi-Pop music. Let me describe her … ‘She is traditional, yet far off from being conservative. Clad in a saree, she sings western leg-shaking numbers and the trademark 'Bindi'  is her specialty’, ...  yes we are more...

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‘Heritage Near Me’ to support local heritage

By at April 23, 2015 | 4:25 pm | 0 Comment

‘Heritage Near Me’ to support local heritage

Local councils and businesses will receive an extra $28.5 million in additional heritage funding over the next four years through ‘Heritage Near Me’ an initiative to support local heritage asset management. A team of eight heritage specialists will visit communities on a roadshow, helping owners of heritage assets identify, manage and protect heritage sites in their more...

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