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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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NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarships now open

By at April 23, 2015 | 4:15 pm | 0 Comment

NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarships now open

Arts NSW scholarships valued at $10,000 will help develop the artistic talents of young artists and art professionals in regional NSW. Applications for the NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarships are now open until 11th June 2015. Scholarships are available for people aged 18 to 25 years old, who are based in *regional NSW. Scholarships will fund activities such as more...

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Nominations open for the 2015 Premier’s Multicultural media awards

By at April 21, 2015 | 7:01 pm | 0 Comment

Nominations open for the 2015 Premier’s Multicultural media awards

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka today issued an invitation to the community language media to enter the 2015 Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards. Baird said the annual awards would be held again this year to recognise the excellent work of the state’s ethnic media professionals. “The multicultural media represents a large more...

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Crime rates down and stable

By at April 20, 2015 | 6:23 pm | 0 Comment

Crime rates down and stable

Crime data shows sixteen of the state’s major offence categories have either decreased or remained stable. The quarterly crime data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOSCAR) was recorded over a 24 month reporting period, up to the end of December 2014. BOSCAR reported crime rates had fallen or remained stable for: Robbery with a weapon not a more...

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