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24 new fire-fighters ready to serve communities across NSW

By at September 2, 2014 | 12:51 pm | 0 Comment

24 new fire-fighters ready to serve communities across NSW

24 new fire-fighters have been officially recruited into the ranks of Fire & Rescue NSW, after a gruelling 13-week training course. The new recruits attended an official graduation ceremony at the FRNSW State Training College in Alexandria, Sydney. The recruits were selected from thousands of men and women who applied for fire-fighting positions last year. more...

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NSW enters the digital age with ePlanning

By at July 30, 2014 | 2:34 pm | 0 Comment

NSW enters the digital age with ePlanning

Minister for Planning Pru Goward announced the NSW planning system will be easier to navigate and more accessible, with the launch of exciting new online tools which should save homeowners and businesses time and money.   The new ePlanning tools went live, bringing the State’s planning system into the digital age to help plan for a growing NSW. “I know the more...

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Stay safe at splendour

By at July 25, 2014 | 6:38 pm | 0 Comment

Stay safe at splendour

Splendour in the grass kicked off near Byron Bay  today and with thousands of people staying in the region Surf Life Saving NSW is reminding festival goers to take surf safety seriously.   Lifesavers are concerned about the risk of preventable tragedies occurring if people take unnecessary risks in the ocean such as swimming late at night or mixing alcohol with more...

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NSW surges up the rankings in latest housing scorecard

By at July 15, 2014 | 4:09 pm | 0 Comment

NSW surges up the rankings in latest housing scorecard

NSW has the second strongest housing market in Australia, as new report shows rapid improvement in residential building industry.   The July 2014 edition of the Housing Industry Association’s Housing Scorecard has NSW leaping into 2nd place, on the back of its recent strong apartment building performance and a growing construction workforce that has risen to more...

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Dangerous Surf expected for ‘Easter’ long weekend

By at April 17, 2014 | 3:00 pm | 0 Comment

Dangerous Surf expected for ‘Easter’ long weekend

Surf Life Saving NSW is warning swimmers about dangerous surf conditions along the entire coast this weekend. A South Easterly swell is expected to reach 2 to 3 metres at its peak, with a swell period around 15-17 seconds. These conditions will be hazardous for coastal activities such as swimming, surfing and rock fishing. Conditions are expected to ease overnight more...

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Dominello disappoints with weak stance on changes to Racial Decimation Act at Premier’s Harmony Dinner : Zangari

By at April 11, 2014 | 4:50 pm | 0 Comment

Dominello disappoints with weak stance on changes to Racial Decimation Act at Premier’s Harmony Dinner : Zangari

NSW Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello has disappointed a packed room of 1000 multicultural representatives at last night's Premier's Harmony Dinner – by failing to speak out against the Abbott Liberal Government's contentious plans to wind back the Racial Discrimination Act.   Addressing the dinner – at which the Premier was absent more...

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No room for complacency on unemployment -Jobless people on rise in NSW

By at April 11, 2014 | 4:42 pm | 0 Comment

No room for complacency on unemployment  -Jobless people on rise in NSW

The latest unemployment data offers no room for complacency – with Western Sydney still facing a massive jobs deficit and 28,400 more unemployed people in NSW than before the O’Farrell Government was elected, Shadow Treasurer Michael Daley said .   Daley noted that the trend unemployment rate has fallen over the past month from 5.7 to 5.5 per cent. However more...

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Multicultural champions honoured at ‘Premier’s Harmony Dinner’

By at April 11, 2014 | 4:14 pm | 0 Comment

Multicultural champions honoured at ‘Premier’s Harmony Dinner’

Six citizens have been honoured last night for their exemplary service to multicultural communities in NSW at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner – an event which culminates the NSW Government’s Multicultural March celebrations.   The winners of the Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals received their awards in front of over 900 guests at Rosehill Racecourse more...

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New Taxi reforms to create a safer, smarter service

By at April 9, 2014 | 7:22 pm | 0 Comment

New Taxi reforms to create a safer, smarter service

The NSW Government has announced reforms that are set to make taxis a safer, cheaper and more reliable experience for customers. NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell said the reforms were aimed at ensuring taxis remained safe, reliable and affordable for customers.  The government’s 3 point plan to improve taxi services includes; -       Halving the typical more...

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Inspection deadline for flagship scheme (NSW) deferred by 12 more months

By at April 7, 2014 | 12:46 pm | 0 Comment

Inspection deadline for flagship scheme (NSW) deferred by 12  more months

The O’Farrell Government has been embarrassed into shelving its flagship scheme to improve swimming pool safety for another 12 months – issuing a new deadline for councils to start inspecting backyard swimming pools as late as the end of April 2015.   The Government was forced into the one-year deadline extension following a flood of complaints from councils more...

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