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​Big increase in bail refusals in NSW

By at May 22, 2018 | 3:16 am | 0 Comment

​Big increase in bail refusals in NSW

Reforms to the NSW Bail Act in 2014 and 2015 have increased the number and proportion of defendants ending up in custody, the NSW Bureau of­ Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found. BOCSAR analysed the outcomes of 501,212 bail hearings involving 318,559 individuals. The study controlled for other factors (e.g. more serious offences) that might have also caused more...

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Digital licences for all NSW drivers

By at May 19, 2018 | 2:40 am | 0 Comment

Digital licences for all NSW drivers

People in NSW may be able to show their driver licences on mobile devices from as early as 2019. Following a successful trial of digital drivers licences in Dubbo, the NSW Government will introduce legislation into Parliament in May 2018 to enable a state-wide rollout of digital drivers licences. If the legislation is passed, a driver could show more...

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Green slip refunds on their way

By at January 30, 2018 | 12:24 am | 0 Comment

Green slip refunds on their way

NSW businesses will start to receive their compulsory third party (CTP) green slip refunds this week. Over 100,000 business customers, including taxi owners, will receive their refund in the mail. The average refund will be $265 for businesses and $1255 for taxi owners. In 2017 the NSW Government overhauled the old green slip scheme to create a more affordable, more...

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Countdown on for Active Kids Program

By at January 12, 2018 | 12:58 am | 0 Comment

Countdown on  for Active Kids  Program

There are only a couple of weeks remaining until parents can claim a $100 voucher for their school-enrolled children thanks to the NSW Government’s new Active Kids program. Through the program, parents, carers and guardians across NSW will be able to claim a $100 voucher to put towards the registration and participation costs of sport and active recreation activities more...

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NSW best place to get a job

By at December 26, 2017 | 12:38 am | 0 Comment

NSW best place to get a job

NSW has recorded the lowest unemployment rate in the country for a 30th straight month in November 2017. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show the NSW unemployment rate remains at 4.6 per cent, the lowest rate since April 2008. NSW has added 188,100 full-time jobs since the last election, 75 per more...

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Operation Safe Arrival: Unlicensed, disqualified drivers and pursuits keep police busy on Day 6

By at December 21, 2017 | 4:57 pm | 0 Comment

Operation Safe Arrival: Unlicensed, disqualified drivers and pursuits keep police busy on Day 6

Police across the state have been kept busy on Day 6 of Operation Safe Arrival as drivers continue to put themselves and other road users at risk. Double demerit points kick-in tomorrow (00.01am Friday 22 December 2017) and will remain in force until Midnight on New Year’s Day (11.59pm). Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, of the Traffic & Highway Patrol more...

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Do you know the top ten dog breeds in NSW

By at December 15, 2017 | 9:53 pm | 0 Comment

Do you know the top ten dog breeds in NSW

Labrador Retrievers are the most popular dog in NSW, according to the NSW Companion Animals Register. An analysis of the NSW Companion Animals Register for 2016-17 has revealed the most popular dog breeds in NSW. The register also found that Central Coast Council had the most number of dogs by local government area. The Top 10 most popular dog breeds in more...

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Free university degree to teach in rural NSW

By at December 5, 2017 | 9:52 pm | 0 Comment

Free university degree to teach in rural NSW

Teaching graduates who spend three years at a rural NSW public school could receive full university scholarships. Under the Rural and Remote Rewards scheme, scholarships will be offered to 60 new teachers if they accept a posting at one of more than 150 eligible rural and remote public schools. The new scholarships, available to HSC or university students, also more...

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Top 10 surf spots in NSW, Australia

By at December 5, 2017 | 9:26 pm | 0 Comment

Top 10 surf spots in NSW, Australia

Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach is the 10th site in NSW to be recognised as one of Australia’s top surfing destinations and named a National Surfing Reserve. National Surfing Reserves are 'iconic' places of intrinsic environmental, heritage, sporting and cultural value. Top beaches in NSW that have also been named National Surfing Reserves are: Angourie more...

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Hindi Divas celebrated in Sydney

By at September 26, 2017 | 12:45 am | 0 Comment

Hindi Divas celebrated in Sydney

Indian Consulate Sydney hosted Hindi Divas on September 16, 2017 at The Indian Cultural Centre. Rekha Rajvanshi of ILASA Inc. organized the program, which had three sessions. There  were different sessions during the programme which included  ‘Hindi literature in Australia’  and  ‘Hindi Teaching in Australia and challenges’  . The program started with more...

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