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Clean clothes – help for homeless

By at November 6, 2015 | 8:08 pm | 0 Comment

Clean clothes – help for homeless

Clean clothes are coming to people who are homeless in Sydney through a new mobile laundry service launched by the NSW Government. NSW Premier Mike Baird put homelessness on his Government’s priorities and the need for mobile laundry services was identified. As the challenge of getting clothes cleaned was brought to the attention of the Government by people who are more...

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$1.3 million to reduce litter

By at September 26, 2015 | 2:03 pm | 0 Comment

$1.3 million to reduce litter

The NSW Government is offering $1.3 million in litter reduction grants to help reach its target of reducing litter by 40% by 2020. The grants are open to 15 regional waste groups, which consist mostly of NSW’s councils. The waste groups are broken into regional organisation of council groups and voluntary regional groups – each group is eligible to apply for the 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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NSW government to provide transport concessions for asylum seekers

By at June 28, 2015 | 1:19 am | 0 Comment

NSW government to provide transport concessions for asylum seekers

NSW Premier Mike Baird has announced that the NSW Government will provide travel concessions to asylum seekers to help them access important social and community services and increase their participation in our society. The concessions will be the most generous of any state in the nation – equivalent to the concessions currently available under the Gold Pension more...

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Promoting NSW in India : Biggest travel trade delegation arrives in Sydney to experience Jhappi time

By at February 10, 2015 | 9:21 pm | 0 Comment

Promoting  NSW in India : Biggest travel trade delegation arrives in Sydney to experience Jhappi time

The biggest travel trade delegation from India has arrived in NSW to experience destinations featured in the successful Jhappi Time tourism campaign first-hand. NSW Premier Mike Baird said 30 travel agents and wholesalers are taking part in the Focus on India familiarisation tour of Sydney and regional NSW between Sunday 8 February and Friday 13 February 2015. “Last more...

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Australia’s first Institute of Open Adoption set for NSW

By at February 5, 2015 | 6:13 pm | 0 Comment

Australia’s first Institute of Open Adoption set for NSW

The NSW Government are set to launch the nation’s first ever Institute of Adoption to increase the number of adoptions in NSW. The new Institute will look to provide vulnerable children and young people with permanent, safe and nurturing homes. The Government will provide $2.85 million to establish the facility. Open Adoption The Institute will also facilitate more...

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Jhappi Time: Millions of Indians to see NSW tourism campaign during cricket World Cup

By at January 14, 2015 | 11:28 pm | 0 Comment

Jhappi Time: Millions of Indians to see NSW tourism campaign during cricket World Cup

A successful online tourism campaign credited with increasing visitor numbers from India to NSW to record levels will be expanded across India. NSW Premier Mike Baird made the announcement at an event attended by travel trade officials in Mumbai during his official visit to India. Baird said more Indian tourists are choosing NSW and Sydney as their preferred more...

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Premier to visit India to build on growing trade relationship

By at January 2, 2015 | 7:03 pm | 0 Comment

Premier to visit India to build on growing trade relationship

NSW Premier Mike Baird has announced his first official visit to India will take place this month to progress trade opportunities between the two countries. Baird will visit the Indian cities of Ahmedabad, New Delhi and Mumbai as part of the visit to take place from January 10 to Tuesday  January 13. “We have strong cultural and historic ties to India and we are more...

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NSW Government committed to support ‘Mental Health Care’ to culturally diverse communities

By at October 13, 2014 | 3:21 pm | 0 Comment

NSW Government committed to support ‘Mental Health Care’ to culturally diverse communities

Minister for Mental Health Jai Rowell outlined a host of mental health services specifically tailored to the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities across NSW, as part of a special briefing session hosted in NSW Parliament by Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Victor Dominello, to mark Mental Health month.   Rowell said the NSW more...

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Cheaper taxi fares a big win for customers

By at October 8, 2014 | 8:02 pm | 0 Comment

Cheaper taxi fares a big win for customers

The typical taxi surcharge on card payments will be halved from 10% to 5% in time for the busy December holiday season. Currently, taxi customers are charged a surcharge when they pay their fare with a credit or debit card. This money goes to the provider of the taxi’s electronic payment system. A new Passenger Transport Bill passed through Parliament last month, more...

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