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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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Daylight saving ends today

By at April 6, 2014 | 4:52 pm | 0 Comment

Daylight saving ends today

Don’t forget that Daylight saving ends today, 6 April at 3am.   This means you can enjoy a sleep in because clocks go back one hour in NSW. Future daylight saving periods will begin on the first Sunday in October and end on the first Sunday in April. NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT all apply the same daylight saving periods. more...

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Business Investor Visa Scheme nets $155M

By at March 11, 2014 | 3:40 pm | 0 Comment

Business Investor Visa Scheme nets $155M

Andrew Stoner, Deputy Premier announced plans to streamline two key migration visa pathways to help attract more overseas entrepreneurs and investors to the State and to generate more jobs and investment. “The Significant Investor Visa scheme, which focuses on promoting high value migration into the State, was one of the ways the NSW Government was seeking to more...

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Greens call on government to investigate hunters who injured local wildlife

By at March 5, 2014 | 5:47 pm | 0 Comment

Greens call on government to investigate hunters who injured local wildlife

Greens NSW Spokesperson for Animal Welfare, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has called on the NSW Government to investigate reports of a kangaroo injured with an arrow on the South Coast and take action if appropriate under animal cruelty legislation. “When we see a photo of a kangaroo with an arrow in it, we know this is just the tip of the iceberg, how many of our native more...

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