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AQUACULTURE IN NSW – MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS

Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, today said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is driving growth in the fastest-growing primary industry in Australia – …

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NSW Government Proud to Support "What's Your State Of Mind" Campaign

Acting Health Minister Jai Rowell today has reaffirmed the NSW Government support of the “What’s Your State of Mind?” mental health initiative as part of …

CRANGAN BAY FIRE OUT

The Crangan Bay Coal Fire, on eastern Lake Macquarie, has been declared ‘out’, after 15 weeks of excavation to dig out and extinguish smouldering coal …

TENDERS CALLED FOR PYRMONT FIRE STATION UPGRADE

The Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Stuart Ayres, and Fire & Rescue NSW Commissioner Greg Mullins today announced tenders had been called for the …

LANGUAGE NO BARRIER TO JP SERVICES

Attorney General Brad Hazzard has launched a State-wide campaign to raise awareness among culturally and linguistically diverse communities about the services provided by Justices of …

TRANSFORMING MAITLAND: NEW MAITLAND HOSPITAL

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Member for Maitland Robyn Parker today visited the site for the new Maitland Hospital, which will service the health needs …

SANDSTONES TO HEAD TO MARKET IN LATE 2014

NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet, announced that Sydney’s iconic Sandstone buildings could be heading to market within the coming months. “In 2013, the …

CUTTING EDGE CHILD PROTECTION – EXPANDING PRACTICE FIRST ACROSS NSW

Practice First, the NSW model of child protection service delivery that has children, young people and parents at its heart has been expanded to an …

BANNED AND JAMMED: JAIL TRIAL EXTENDED

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is leading the way for prisons to be phone-free zones, extending the trial of a mobile phone jamming trial …

ATTORNEY GENERAL ASKS DPP TO REVIEW BAIL DECISION

Attorney General Brad Hazzard has asked the Director of Public Prosecutions to consider opposing bail in the matter of the death of a Crown witness.Adam …

PREMIER OPENS PENRITH CENTRE AS SERVICE NSW MARKS ONE YEAR OF EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE

NSW Premier Mike Baird today officially opened the new Penrith one-stop shop, whilst marking the one year anniversary of the NSW Government’s new customer service …

RETIREMENT OF ROSS WOODWARD

NSW Minister for Local Government Paul Toole has today paid tribute to Mr Ross Woodward, Chief Executive of Local Government, who has announced his retirement …

WARATAHS SEAL SUPER RUGBY HOME SEMI-FINAL

Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres has congratulated the NSW Waratahs after they secured their maiden Super Rugby minor premiership and first home semi-final …

Prime Minister - Address to Official Dinner in honour of His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, Parliament House

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… Members of Parliament, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Tonight in this Great Hall of our Parliament, …

Prime Minister - Deepening economic and defence ties with Japan

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Today, Japanese Prime Minister Abe and I signed an historic free trade agreement between Japan and Australia. Australia owes much of …

Prime Minister - Address to Parliament, House of Representatives, Parliament House

E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… Madam Speaker, Mr President, on this historic occasion, today we welcome to this Parliament a great friend of Australia, the Prime Minister of …

102 STRIKES FOR ‘THREE STRIKES’ DISCIPLINARY SCHEME

NSW licensed venues are being reminded of their obligations under the State's liquor laws as the Three Strikes disciplinary scheme records over 100 strikes.Minister for …

aboriginal health on 2014 naidoc week agenda

Acting NSW Health Minister Jai Rowell has marked the start of NAIDOC Week by highlighting the NSW Government’s commitment to improving the health and wellbeing …

AUSTRALIA'S TOUGHEST TRUCK COMPLIANCE REGIME BRINGS DOWN SPEEDING BY MORE THAN 90 PER CENT

Roads and Freight Minister Duncan Gay today released the latest results on truck compliance and enforcement operations in NSW, which showed a 91 per cent …

SERVICES EXPORTS LEAD POST-GFC ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN NSW

NSW services exports recorded their strongest performance since the Global Financial Crisis, with 9.8 per cent annual growth in nominal terms to $22.4 billion, according …

2014 nsw visual artists fellowship shortlist

Minister for the Arts Troy Grant has today congratulated the shortlist of 12 visual artists for the 2014 NSW Visual Artists (Emerging) Fellowship.The artists will …

statement by brad hazzard, attorney general

“The NSW Government welcomes the Court of Criminal Appeal decision which has increased Kieran Loveridge’s sentence to 13 years and 8 months with a non-parole …

nsw aboriginal arts fellowship applications open

Minister for the Arts Troy Grant is calling on Aboriginal artists from across the State to apply for the $30,000, 2014 NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship.The …

SCAM ALERT: FLIGHT CREDITS AND PHONEY PRIZES

Consumers are being warned not to hand over their credit card details in response to scam calls promising $999 in bogus credits on flights and …

STATE AND TERRITORY LEADERS MEET TO TACKLE LAW, CRIME AND COMMUNITY SAFETY

The Attorney General Brad Hazzard and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres will discuss national strategies to address serious and organised crime as …

Prime Minister's Joint Press Release - A strong national approach to illegal firearms

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister The Hon. Michael Keenan MP Minister for …

Prime Minister's Address to the 2014 Economic and Social Outlook Conference Dinner, Melbourne

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister **CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY** E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… Tonight, I want to address the question: “whether a reforming prime minister can succeed any more in this …

final stage of pacific highway upgrade approved

The Pacific Highway upgrade has reached a major milestone today, with the NSW Government announcing today that planning approval had been given for the final …

brand new carpark to be delivered for gosford station commuters

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian and Member for Gosford Chris Holstein today said a brand new carpark with around 65 car spaces will be delivered …

wollongong to host first a-league match

The Hyundai A League is coming to the Illawarra! Minster for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres has congratulated Venues NSW and Sydney FC on reaching an …

prosecutors find common cause

Attorney General Brad Hazzard today welcomed to Sydney  180 Crown prosecutors from 29 countries who are attending the regional Asia, Pacific and Middle East conference …

new guidelines to benefit small business

Small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) will soon have better opportunities to participate in tenders for work with the NSW Government, Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet …

revitalisation of newcastle cbd underway with truncation to begin on boxing day

Minister for Transport and Minister for the Hunter Gladys Berejiklian today announced work is progressing to revitalise Newcastle’s CBD and deliver light rail, with trains …

community asked to help name second north west rail link tunnel boring machine

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today said the community is being given the chance to name the second huge North West Rail Link tunnel boring …

latest opal roll out hits south west sydney as new ‘opal man’ campaign launches

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced 300 buses in South West Sydney and Hurstville will go live with Opal by the middle of this …

PUBLIC WARNING AND BLITZ ON UNAPPROVED ELECTRICAL GOODS CONTINUES

NSW Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox today warned rogue traders that selling unapproved electrical goods will not be tolerated in NSW and serious penalties await …

courts urged to give victims families a voice

NSW Attorney General Brad Hazzard has urged magistrates, police and prosecutors to assist families of deceased victims to have their rightful say in court.In a …

appointment of innaurgural studynsw advisory board

Acting Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner today announced the appointment of a high-level board to advise the Government on the continued …

link2home: statewide homelessness phone line

Family and Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton today launched Link2home, a single, statewide telephone information and referral service to assist the homeless and those at …

nsw small business winner takes out top business award

Acting Premier and Minister for Small Business Andrew Stoner tonight congratulated the five NSW businesses named at the top of their fields at the 2014 …

public consultation begins on bushfire protection laws

The NSW Government and NSW Rural Fire Service is inviting public feedback on a draft Code of Practice for the new 10/50 laws giving residents …

amalgamated port authority begins operations

Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay today announced the start of operations of the new Port Authority of New South Wales and welcomed the …

walt’s ‘disney’ moment

The Opposition Roads Spokesman has highlighted his own hypocrisy by condemning CPI road toll increases – admitting on morning radio that Labor is responsible for …

nsw trainlink one year anniversary: customers benefit from $12 million station upgrades

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today said customers will benefit from more than $12 million worth of upgrades at 16 stations, a year after NSW …

one year anniversary of sydney trains: $33 million station refresh of 28 more stations

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced a $33 million expansion of the Station Refresh program, adding another 28 of the busiest hubs across the …

western sydney infrastructure plan: delivering first stage of $500 million bringelly road upgrade

The Australian and NSW governments are delivering on their shared plan to build a stronger and more prosperous Western Sydney, today inviting tenders to build …

nsw government delivers lower electricty prices

Minister for Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts said many NSW households will see a decrease in their electricity bills as the deregulation of the retail …

nsw government launches get healthy at work program

The NSW Government today launched Get Healthy at Work, an initiative of NSW Health and WorkCover NSW to prevent lifestyle-related chronic disease in workers by …

fast tracking roads in western sydney: upgrade milestones on schofields road and richmond road

Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay today announced the NSW Government’s $65 million Stage One upgrade of Schofield’s Road in Sydney’s north west has …

north west customers tap on with opal as 600 buses go live

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said Opal is now live on an extra 600 buses is Sydney’s West and North West, signalling an end to …

transforming sydney: $45 million cbd and south east light rail construction contract awarded

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced that construction on the CBD and South East Light Rail is set to begin with the awarding of …

minister welcomes royal commission interim report

Minister for Family and Community Services, Gabrielle Upton, today welcomed the release of the Interim Report by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child …

state war memorials revitalised

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Victor Dominello today announced funding of $165,000 for the repair and revitalisation of 17 community war memorials across the state.Mr Dominello …

nsw government welcomes price relief for gas customers

Minister for Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts today welcomed a proposal from gas network operator Jemena to decrease network prices for its NSW customers by …

workers comp report recommends responsible approach

NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet, today said that the findings of a statutory review of the 2012 amendments to workers compensation in …

first home buyers boost begins today

First-time buyers looking for a new home will have more choice when deciding on their purchase, with changes to the First Home Owners Grant coming …

ryde city councillor ivan petch suspended

NSW Minister for Local Government Paul Toole today took the swift action to suspend Ryde City Councillor Ivan Petch from civic office, effective immediately.ICAC found …

compare your council with release of new report

NSW Minister for Local Government Paul Toole has today released the 2012/13 report card on the performance and characteristics of NSW Councils.This is the 23rd …

from prison paddocks to prisoners’ plates

Prisoners in NSW are slashing their grocery bill by growing, farming and processing much of their own food, saving tax payers millions of dollars.“Last financial …

easing congestion around sydney airport: $500m for ground transport solutions

The NSW Government and Sydney Airport are jointly investing almost $500 million to improve traffic flow in and around Sydney Airport, as part of a …

feathered squatters evicted from the rocks

Planning Minister Pru Goward today announced the eviction of high-flying destructive squatters from their prime-position palm trees overlooking the Harbour in The Rocks.  After a …

review of bail act

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Attorney General Brad Hazzard have today announced the NSW Government will conduct a review of the new bail laws to …

nsw to commemorate aboriginal diggers during naidoc week

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Victor Dominello today announced the NSW Government would provide close to $120,000 to help celebrate 60 NAIDOC Week events across the …

household asbestos disposal trial from july

Environment Minister Rob Stokes today announced that the NSW EPA will begin a trial of the Householders’ Asbestos Disposal Scheme during July in 24 councils. Rob …

nominations for outstanding disability service providers closing soon

Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka reminded the community to nominate outstanding service providers for the NSW Disability Industry Innovations Awards before nominations close on …

labor preying on the fears of most vulnerable

Family and Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton has exposed Labor for deliberately misleading the public by saying that an unsuccessful tender equals a closure of …

linda jaivin wins 2014 nsw writers’ fellowship

Sydney writer Linda Jaivin has been announced as the winner of the NSW Writers’ Fellowship, which will allow her to research her new novel, The …

urgent funds directed to community evacuation centre

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has today announced funding to Bundeena RSL Memorial Club for immediate electrical infrastructure work.The building is used …

community celebrates official opening of concord centre for palliative care

Health Minister Jillian Skinner, Member for Drummoyne John Sidoti and Member for Strathfield Charles Casuscelli today joined palliative care doctors, nurses and community members at …

launch of community investment collective

Family and Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton and Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka alongside Treasurer Andrew Constance today launched the Community Investment Collective (CIC). Minister …

statement on metgasco

As requested by Metgasco, a review of the Office of Coal Seam Gas (OCSG) decision to suspend operations of Metgasco under the Activity Approval has …

foosball fever hits the rocks

Planning Minister Pru Goward today said fans of the little round ball don’t need to head to Brazil this winter to revel in football fever, …

premier opens new hot bitumen facility set to help build nsw roads

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Roads & Freight Duncan Gay today officially opened a new state-of-the-art importation hot bitumen facility, which will help …

nsw government to fund emergency water infrastructure rebate to 30 june 2014

Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner and Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson today said the NSW Government will honour its commitment to help drought affected communities, …

state’s largest one-stopshop setting new standards in customer service

The Minister for Finance and Services Dominic Perrottet today formally opened the state’s largest Service NSW centre at Liverpool, delivering better customer service to local …

secretary: department of premier and cabinet

NSW Premier Mike Baird has announced the NSW Government will advertise to fill the position of Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.“The Secretary …

sixth rail maintenance base to open in western sydney as maintenance funding increases

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today said a sixth brand new rail maintenance Centre of Excellence will be opened in Western Sydney, to further improve …

smarter planning for sydney: city’s newest homes linked to jobs & transport

Planning Minister Pru Goward today announced the transformation of the run-down industrial area of Wentworth Point will proceed, and draft plans for the Herring Road …

Prime Minister - Remarks to Cabinet Meeting, Parliament House, Canberra

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… Colleagues, it is good that we are gathered here today on the first of July – the day that the …

Prime Minister - Address to the 57th Liberal Party Federal Council, Melbourne

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… President Alan Stockdale, Premier Napthine, Premier Newman, Premier Hodgman, fellow Liberals. On this the 70th anniversary of our party, my colleagues …

Prime Minister - White Paper on Reform of the Federation

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister The Government today released the Terms of Reference for the White Paper on the Reform of the Federation. Australia’s Federation has …

MACQUARIE GENERATION

NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance has today welcomed the Australian Competition Tribunal’s decision to allow the sale of Macquarie Generation to AGL Energy. “The NSW Government has …

LOCAL HOSPITALS TO BENEFIT FROM $3.3 MILLION BOOST FOR NEW ELECTRIC BEDS

Health Minister Jillian Skinner today visited John Hunter Hospital to announce Hunter New England Local Health District hospitals will receive 859 new electric beds as part of …

STRONGER POWERS FOR PRINCIPALS

NSW public school principals have been given strengthened powers and shorter timelines to deal with underperformance and teachers who do not follow guidelines set by …

REDUCING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Women Pru Goward today welcomed the release of theSecond Action Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their …

SMARTER PLANNING FOR SYDNEY: CITY’S NEWEST HOMES LINKED TO JOBS & TRANSPORT

Planning Minister Pru Goward today announced the transformation of the run-down industrial area of Wentworth Point will proceed, and draft plans for the Herring Road …

WESTERN SYDNEY WINS THREE SMART WORK HUBS

Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner today announced the three Western Sydney suburbs that have been selected as locations for ‘Smart …

WORLDWIDE INTEREST IN WESTCONNEX M4 EAST

The Australian and New South Wales governments are getting on with delivering Stage One of WestConnex to ensure we grow our economy more quickly and …

WORKERS BENEFIT FROM NSW GOVERNMENT’S SOUND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

NSW Minister for Finance & Services Dominic Perrottet today announced several enhancements to the 2012 Worker’s Compensation Scheme reforms to better support injured workers returning …

FIRST LOOK INSIDE CAMPBELLTOWN HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT

NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Mike Baird and Health Minister Jillian Skinner today inspected progress on the final stages of the Campbelltown Hospital …

Prime Minister: Joint Press Release - Addressing violence against women and their children

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister The Hon. Kevin Andrews MP Minister for Social Services Senator The Hon. Michaelia Cash Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Violence and sexual …

MORE CARS DEEMED SAFE FOR YOUNG DRIVERS

Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay today announced new rules enabling P-platers to drive a wider range of safe vehicles to help make life …

FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS

Minister for Women Pru Goward and Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello have today condemned a Festival of Dangerous Ideas event entitled “Honour killings are morally …

HIDDEN SUPPORT BEHIND RFS VOLUNTEERS HONOURED

Employers are a vital part of the volunteer firefighting effort in NSW and today Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres awarded 12 businesses …

JAMISON PARK TRANSFORMATION

Penrith’s Jamison Park will undergo a much needed upgrade including the addition of sporting and gym facilities, playground and amenities to encourage greater community participation …

MAJOR MILESTONES REACHED ON NORTH WEST RAIL LINK AS PREFERRED OPERATOR SELECTED

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the $8.3 billion North West Rail Link has reached its most important milestone …

BUYBACK TO ENSURE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY OF TIMBER FROM NORTH COAST FORESTS

Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has announced an $8.55 million agreement to reduce the harvest of high-quality saw logs on the North Coast to …

UPDATE ON BAIL ACT

The new bail laws have been in development since June 2011 with the Director of Public Prosecutions, Police and the courts playing a crucial role …

NSW GOVERNMENT WELCOMES SALE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY ASSETS

NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance today announced the sale of Green State Power’s renewable energy assets for $72.2 million, freeing up additional funds for investment in critical infrastructure …

NSW GOVERNMENT WELCOMES HOME THE WATSONS

Minister for Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts and Member for Newcastle Tim Owen have welcomed an elderly couple’s return to their Newcastle home after repairs to …

Prime Minister - Address at CEDA's 2014 State of the Nation Conference, Parliament House, Canberra

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… John, thank you so much. Stephen, thank you so much and yes you did throw me out a couple of …

dirty dancing - the classic story on stage returns to sydney

Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Andrew Stoner today announced that the much-loved musical Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage, …

opal rolls out to almost 600 buses in sydney’s north west as free trips hit 4 million

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced Opal electronic ticketing will roll out to around 600 buses in Sydney’s North West next week– the biggest …

new hospital for northern beaches takes a step forward

Minister for Planning Pru Goward announced today the NSW Government is delivering on its promise to build the new Northern Beaches Hospital after the concept …

countdown is on - 200 days until asian cup

Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres has congratulated the Socceroos ahead of their final match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.In arguably the Tournament’s …

upton reveals record public housing rorter

Family and Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton has warned rorting public housing tenants they face eviction just like an inner city resident who owes more …

condemnation of racial attack on ukrainian catholic church in lidcombe

The attack on the Ukrainian Catholic Church was jointly condemned today by Minister for Communities and Citizenship Victor Dominello and NSW Community Relations Commission Chair …

customer first: new paramedics on stations to reduce customer delays

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the rollout of dedicated paramedics on busy Sydney train stations to urgently help sick customers and keep trains …

applications open for nsw drought concessional loans

From today, eligible farmers in New South Wales who are experiencing financial hardship from drought can apply for a concessional loan under the Drought Concessional …

nsw research excellence on world stage

NSW is set to showcase the quality of its medical research at the world’s biggest biotechnology event - the BIO 2014 International Convention in San …

$600,000 to improve safety in nsw shooting clubs

Sporting shooters across the State will benefit from $600,000 in NSW Government funding for safety improvements at local rifle, pistol and clay target clubs, Sport …

Prime Minister - Press Conference, Melbourne

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Subjects: The Government’s commitment to repeal the carbon tax; Budget 2014; Peter Greste; ASIO; paid parental leave scheme. E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… PRIME …

new rail ‘nerve centre’ to modernise network and reduce delays for customers

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the NSW Government will invest $11.4 million this year in a new Rail Operations Centre (ROC) to modernise …

nsw hospital performance leads the nation

Health Minister Jillian Skinner today welcomed a report which demonstrates NSW public hospitals are achieving record results for emergency department and elective surgery waiting times. …

labor continues to ignore western sydney

minister assisting the premier on western sydney stuart ayres has expressed bemusement at the complete disregard for western sydney in today’s budget-in-reply speech.“as was the …

central darling shire council to face public inquiry

NSW Minister for Local Government Paul Toole has taken action to address the issues facing Central Darling Shire Council.Today Mr Toole announced a Public Inquiry …

funding to make records more accessible

Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet, today said funding of up to $22 million for the State Records Authority announced as part of the …

labor misleads on the illawarra yet again

Minister for the Illawarra John Ajaka today slammed this morning’s pronouncement from John Robertson in his Budget reply speech that the Illawarra received ‘almost nothing’ …

australian garden show sydney blooms once again

Assistant Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Katrina Hodgkinson, said gardeners and horticulturalists from across the world will have their eyes on Sydney this spring …

more labor lies and spin for the people of nsw

Health Minister Jillian Skinner today slammed Labor leader John Robertson for continuing his lies and spin about health and hospital services during his Budget-in-reply speech. “John …

robbo the wrecker: taking nsw backwards

NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance today condemned the lack of substance and negativity in John Robertson’s Budget-in-reply speech.“This was Mr Robertson’s final Budget-in-reply speech before the …

major reforms for police handling of drug exhibits

Under sweeping reforms by the NSW Government, police will now be able to destroy dangerous drug exhibits sooner, while maintaining sufficient samples for scientific analysis.Minister …

more help for drought-affected farmers with managing water and pest animals

Drought-affected farmers in NSW are set to benefit from additional assistance to deal with feral animals and pests, and increased funding for the NSW Emergency …

more funding for drought-affected farmers

Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner and Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, have today announced $13 million in new funding to support the rollout of the …

nsw state health plan - towards 2021

Health Minister Jillian Skinner today launched the NSW State Health Plan - Towards 2021 to guide future reforms in patient-centred care.Mrs Skinner launched the plan …

nsw government continues attack on congestion

NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Mike Baird, Treasurer Andrew Constance and Minister for Roads Duncan Gay today announced 2014 -15 will be another …

labor attempts to block lower electricity prices for nsw households

Minister for Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts today condemned NSW Labor for attempting to block lower electricity prices for NSW households by opposing the deregulation …

upton announces youth scholarshipupton announces youth scholarship

Minister for Family and Community Services Gabrielle Upton has invited secondary students across NSW living in social housing to apply for a $2,000 scholarship.“This $400,000 …

Six months without a successful people smuggling venture

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister The Hon. Scott Morrison MP Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Today marks six months since the last successful people smuggling venture …

nsw celebrates ‘cracker’ state of origin series win

Fireworks lit up the skies over Sydney Harbour last night as the State celebrated its historic win in Rugby League’s State of Origin, NSW Deputy …

bushfire property protection laws pass parliament

Sensible new laws have passed through both Houses of Parliament giving residents in designated bushfire-prone areas additional powers to protect their homes.The new laws make …

blues make nsw number one again

Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres has congratulated the New South Wales State of Origin team following their series win over Queensland at ANZ …

greater competiton, better outcomes for nsw water

The NSW Government has taken action to deliver greater competition in the state’s water sector, Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water Kevin Humphries said …

open government forum launches

Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet, today launched a new forum for public sector professionals to share ideas and best practice about putting open …

reforms deliver cheaper fares and more booking options for taxi customers

Customers would be able to book taxis through innovative apps and taxi fare surcharges will be reduced under new reforms introduced to Parliament, Minister for …

new police laws – simpler, clearer and more effective

The NSW Parliament has today passed new laws giving frontline police clearer and more effective powers to protect the public.Attorney General Brad Hazzard and Police …

from pen and paper to prime time

Attorney General Brad Hazzard today announced new legislation to make it easier to film and broadcast judgments and sentences in major criminal trials in the …

lotus pavilion planned for macquarie cemetery

Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has today announced a proposed Lotus Pavilion for the Macquarie Park cemetery, which will provide a multicultural alternative to …

skytrain construction begins as north west rail link investment hits $5 billion over 4 years

NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Mike Baird, Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Andrew Constance today announced work has officially started on …

more time for commercial fisheries reform

NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has announced that the independent Structural Adjustment Review Committee (SARC) will be given more time to tailor options …

massive week of events at sydney olympic park

Sydney Olympic Park continues to attract huge crowds to attend a vast variety of events, with over a quarter-of-a-million people expected to attend the Park …

2014-15 budget: hunter benefits from major infrastructure investment

Minister for the Hunter Gladys Berejiklian today announced the 2014-15 State Budget includes a major funding boost for the Hunter, including an extra $100 million …

nsw government investment in resources industry

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has announced $50 million will be invested into the mining and gas industries to ensure they remain world class.Minister …

nsw budget delivers for the central coast

Minister for the Central Coast Rob Stokes today welcomed record investment in roads, health, education and disability services across the Central Coast.“The Central Coast will …

state budget protects senior and pensioner concessions

In a move to protect NSW pensioners and seniors, the 2014-15 NSW Budget includes an additional $107 million to continue concessions that were cut in …

nsw government energy rebates to rise

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has committed $228 million in the 2014-15 Budget to ease energy costs on households and boosted the value of …

emergency services benefit from nsw budget

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has allocated over $1.14 billion to the four Emergency Services agencies in the 2014-15 Budget, ensuring personnel have the …

$1.3 billion budget for primary industries

Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson today announced the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will invest $1.3 billion in the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) …

nsw police force goes from strength to strength

The 2014-15 Police Budget includes $153 million in recurrent funding over four years to employ additional police officers, as part of the NSW Liberals & …

nsw government leads way on medical research

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will continue its multi-million investment in health and medical research in 2014-15, cementing the state’s reputation as a centre …

$1.3 billion building boom for nsw hospitals

Almost $1.3 billion will be invested to rebuild the state’s hospitals and health facilities this year, Health Minister Jillian Skinner announced today.Mrs Skinner said major …

record funding to support people with disability

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is transforming disability services with record funding in this year’s Budget to ensure a smooth transition to the National …

securing the future of western nsw

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has continued its commitment to the future growth and prosperity of communities throughout Western NSW by providing significant investment …

$1.6 billion budget for the environment, heritage and environment protection authority

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has today announced $462 million for the National Parks and Wildlife Service and increased spending for the Environment Protection …

$311 million for nsw arts, culture & screen sectors

Transforming major cultural institutions and investing in regional public libraries will spearhead a $311 million Arts budget for 2014-15 delivered by the NSW Liberals & …

budget delivers on nsw government promise to build major infrastructure and improve services

Customers will benefit from a $9 billion investment in the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government’s 2014-15 Budget to expand infrastructure and boost public transport services, …

$30 million for problem gambling and community projects

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has allocated $16 million in the 2014-15 NSW Budget to target problem gambling through high quality counselling services, research …

nsw budget to drive down domestic and family violence

Minister for Women Pru Goward said today’s NSW Budget signals the government’s strong commitment to prevent domestic and family violence and support victims, with the …

budget increases spending on mental health

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will boost spending in mental health care with a record $1.6 billion commitment in the 2014-15 NSW Budget.Minister for …

record $19.9 billion health budget boosts frontline care

Record health funding in the NSW Budget will enable an extra 120,000 patients to be treated in an emergency department or admitted to hospital this …

more premium cuts on the way for business

NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance and Minister for Finance and Services Dominic Perrottet today announced a further reduction to WorkCover premiums as part of the NSW …

budget to build stronger communities in nsw

The 2014-15 NSW Budget will fund the state’s first Aboriginal Deputy Ombudsman to monitor initiatives to help Aboriginal students stay at school, transition into work …

biggest roads, maritime and freight budget in nsw history: a record $5.5 billion

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will invest a record $5.5 billion to build and maintain critical road, maritime and freight infrastructure as part of …

smarter planning delivering homes near transport and jobs

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will continue to support the delivery of homes and jobs close to new and enhanced roads and transport infrastructure …

an extra $100 million for hunter infrastructure

NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance and Minister for Planning Pru Goward have announced an additional $100 million will be reserved for the Hunter Infrastructure Investment Fund …

a budget that delivers more for the vulnerable

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will deliver more support for children and young people in the child protection system and increased funding for social …

budget positions trade, tourism, major events and small business for growth

The 2014-15 Budget will support the NSW economy and drive job creation by investing in international trade, tourism, major events and small business, Deputy Premier …

tougher laws to protect the community

Attorney General and Minister for Justice Brad Hazzard said funds in the 2014-15 NSW Budget support new laws which would strengthen supervision of offenders on …

responsible pet ownership program expanded

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is providing a record $8.2 million in the 2014-15 Budget to support local councils reduce companion animal euthanasia rates …

sport and recreation budget gets nsw moving

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to keeping the people of NSW healthy and active with funding of $117 million for grassroots sports, …

$81.9 million technology upgrade to slash costs and time in justice system

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is investing a record amount in technology and modernising court complexes to deliver a more efficient, smarter justice system …

$700 million investment in sydney’s critical water infrastructure

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will invest $700 million over the next financial year to maintain, renew and upgrade critical infrastructure across Sydney’s water …

housing infrastructure for south west sydney: $83 million to accelerate home building

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will continue to put downward pressure on new home prices, by funding projects that will enable faster land release …

budget to deliver improved frontline services

Minister for Finance and Services Dominic Perrottet today announced $1.4 billion in the 2014-15 NSW Budget to improve and provide essential services throughout the State. …

service nsw to expand digital access

Customer experience in NSW will be further enhanced, as Service NSW expands and improves its one-stop digital transaction services to help customers beat the queues.“The …

councils continue to capitalise on nsw government investment support

Minister for Local Government Paul Toole today announced local councils across NSW will continue to benefit from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s Local Infrastructure …

investing in the growth of our regional communities

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will deliver significant water and coastal infrastructure projects to support the future growth and development of regional communities across …

faster journey times with $633 million northern beaches transport action plan

NSW Premier Mike Baird, Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Roads Duncan Gay today said journey times in the Northern Beaches would improve …

rebuilding nsw: budget delivers for western sydney

The 2014-15 Budget continues the commitment of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government to Western Sydney, boosting investment in transport, health, roads, housing, and other …

budget delivers for the regions: $1 billion extra for new regional infrastructure projects

Regional communities across NSW will benefit from the 2014/15 Budget with $1 billion in additional new funds for infrastructure projects to be delivered through Restart …

record $14.4 billion for education, training and early childhood education

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s 2014-15 Budget includes a record $14.4 billion for education, training and early childhood education − an increase of $612 …

parramatta light rail: $400 million reserved to transform travel to sydney’s second cbd

Funding to progress plans for light rail in Parramatta - Sydney’s second CBD - is a centrepiece of the 2014-15 NSW Budget.The NSW Government will …

first home owners grant expanded

The pressures of purchasing a new home will be eased, with changes to the First Home Owners Grant set to help more first home buyers …

Changes to Black Spot Programme for safer regional roads

The Hon. Jamie Briggs MP Assistant Minister for Infrastructure The Australian Government is delivering on its promise to broaden the eligibility criteria of the …

nsw budget: in control

 Premier Mike Baird and Treasurer Andrew Constance have welcomed a significant turnaround in public finances reflected in the 2014-15 NSW Budget.“The return to surplus one …

arrive early to sydney olympic park ahead of origin

Fans looking to cheer on the NSW Blues to a series win in State of Origin II this Wednesday night at ANZ Stadium are being …

vivid sydney breaks record as festivalgoers exceed population of adelaide

• 1.43 million attendees• 19,500 international visitors on Vivid Sydney travel packages • 9,700 visitors to Vivid from China• More than 250,000 attendees to Darling HarbourVivid …

john robertson opposes lower electricity bills for nsw households

Minister for Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts today condemned Labor leader John Robertson for standing between NSW households and lower electricity bills.On 7 April 2014 …

rebuilding nsw: government presses go on massive westmead hospital redevelopment

NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance and Health Minister Jillian Skinner today announced the start of the major redevelopment of Westmead Hospital - a project worth over …

parramatta park to receive historic level of funding

A $16 million injection of funding for Parramatta Park in 2014/15 will help create a venue that will be attractive to international artists and promoters …

australian museum to undergo transformation

The Australian Museum will receive $7.2 million, as part of the 2014-15 NSW Budget, which will transform the educational and cultural institution and generate new …

marrickville fire station celebrates 100 years

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres today joined firefighters past and present and members of the community to celebrate 100 years of firefighting …

super saturday: more homes for western sydney

More land is being released and rezoned for thousands of new homes in Western Sydney, as new figures show 100,000 homes have now been built …

minister congratulates queen’s birthday honours recipients

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has congratulated the NSW Police and Emergency Services personnel who have received awards in today’s Queen’s Birthday …

opal starts on 100 more buses today as 300,000 cards registered

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said from today customers can use their Opal card to tap on and tap off around 100 more buses in …

congestion busting response team expanded

Roads Minister Duncan Gay today announced the expansion of Sydney’s congestion busting Motorcycle Response Team (MRT).Mr Gay said the hugely successful MRT was established in …

surfers, swimmers and skiers benefit from funding

Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres has announced that three organisations will receive more than three-quarters of a million dollars in funding to keep …

ipart sets regulated gas price

Minister for Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts today said the NSW Government will do all it can to rein in gas prices, just as it …

rebuilding nsw: government declares war on congestion

NSW Premier Mike Baird today announced the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will launch a once-in-a-generation assault on the urban congestion that has frustrated employers, …

rebuilding nsw: keeping the lid on household costs

The proposed long-term lease of 49 per cent of the State’s electricity network businesses will be subject to strict conditions, including a guarantee on network …

rebuilding nsw: massive investment for regional nsw

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner today announced a once-in-a-generation $6 billion investment in regional NSW to secure the future of communities …

rebuilding nsw: government announces $20 billion infrastructure plan

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will unlock $20 billion in infrastructure funding, including $6 billion for regional NSW, by undertaking a long-term lease of …

sydney rapid transit: more trains, less crowding

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today said the NSW Government’s new rapid transit rail network will help to deliver more …

id scanners go live in kings cross

ID scanners will be fully operational at up to 35 high risk licensed venues at Kings Cross from this Friday 13 June), Minister for Hospitality, …

newcastle light rail and new wickham interchange forge ahead

Minister for Transport and Minister for the Hunter Gladys Berejiklian today announced a major step forward for light rail in Newcastle, with a registration of …

campbelltown opportunity hub to support aboriginal students’ career aspirations

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Victor Dominello and Member for Campbelltown Bryan Doyle today launched an Opportunity Hub in Campbelltown which will match Aboriginal students with …

minister visits drought-affected walgett

NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has today met with primary producers and residents in drought-affected Walgett.  Ms Hodgkinson attended “BBQ and a Bale”, …

$16 million research boost for nsw grains industry

Federal Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, and Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson, today visited the Tamworth Agricultural Institute …

community to design newcastle in city workshops

Minister for Planning Pru Goward announced today a new initiative to engage the community in the renewal of the Newcastle city centre. Called Design Newcastle, …

multi-million dollar upgrade for hunter sports high school

Hunter Sports High School will have its facilities completely overhauled by the NSW Government, with funding committed in next week’s State Budget to begin the …

helping western communities grow into the future

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has commenced a trial to investigate how mining-affected communities across Western NSW can maximise the social and economic benefits …

rebuilding nsw: new westconnex links to get sydney moving

NSW Premier Mike Baird today announced the immediate start of planning work for new north-south extensions to WestConnex – a key priority project in the …

it’s snow joke - iceberg ahead for sydney

Minister for Planning Pru Goward today said Sydney could look forward to its greatest cold snap in recorded history, as Darling Harbour becomes a winter …

pop art blockbuster for sydney

The most extensive exhibition of pop art ever shown in Australia will hit Sydney this summer, Assistant Minister for Tourism and Major Events Katrina Hodgkinson …

$1 billion for regional infrastructure: dams, roads and regional tourism prioritised

NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner today said next week’s NSW Government’s 2014/15 Budget would feature a $1 billion investment in regional infrastructure.Speaking at the NSW …

aquaculture award for dpi fisheries institute

Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, and Member for Port Stephens, Craig Baumann, have congratulated staff at the world-class Port Stephens Fisheries Institute, which this …

new providers of homelessness services announced

Family and Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton today announced a $515 million package, including the restoration of funding to the inner city, to reduce homelessness …

rebuilding nsw: delivering the newcastle inner city bypass

NSW Premier Mike Baird today announced the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will fund the final stage of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass – which …

improving road safety for young children: new ‘counting on you’ campaign

Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads Ray Williams today launched the NSW Government’s biggest ever child car seat campaign called “We’re Counting on You”.Mr Williams …

Prime Minister - Doorstop Interview, P-TECH, Brooklyn

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Subjects: Visit to the USA; visit to P-TECH school; medical research future fund; Rupert Murdoch; the Government’s commitment to a …

Treasurer - Address to the Sydney Institute

The Hon. Joe Hockey MP Treasurer Speech'A Budget for Opportunity'Address to the Sydney Institute **CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY** There has been much written and said about the Abbott Government’s first …

Prime Minister - Remarks at the National September 11 Memorial, New York

The Hon Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… It’s very fitting to be here at Ground Zero. This is an extraordinarily sombre place. It’s really quite overwhelming to be in …

Prime Minister - Address to the American Australian Association Business Luncheon, New York

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… On my first visit to the United States as Australia’s Prime Minister, I have a clear and simple message: America matters …

Prime Minister - Doorstop Interview, New York Stock Exchange, New York

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Subjects: Visit to the USA; visit to the New York Stock Exchange; direct action plan to reduce carbon emissions; the …

Rebuilding NSW

We all know that we live in the greatest State, in the greatest country in the world.But we also know, as a community, that a …

Prime Minister - Address to Official Dinner, Ottawa, Canada

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… Stephen, thank you so much for those magnificent and moving …

Prime Minister - Australia and Canada join forces to commemorate World War One

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Today I announced a range of practical steps to increase cooperation between the Australian War Memorial and the Canadian War …

Prime Minister - Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Marie Bashir AC CV

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Her Majesty the Queen has accepted my recommendation that Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Marie Bashir AC …

APPOINTMENT OF GENERAL DAVID HURLEY AS GOVERNOR

NSW Premier Mike Baird today announced the appointment of General David Hurley, AC, DSC to be the Governor of New South Wales from 2 October …

green light for $300 million redevelopment of st george and sutherland hospitals

NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance and Health Minister Jillian Skinner today announced the start of the major redevelopments of St George Hospital and Sutherland Hospital - …

time running out to have say on crown lands review

Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water Kevin Humphries has reminded interested stakeholders and members of the wider community to contribute to the NSW Government’s …

finalised drought concessional loans scheme guidelines welcomed

NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has welcomed the finalisation of the Commonwealth Government’s Drought Concessional Loans Scheme guidelines. Ms Hodgkinson also welcomed the Commonwealth’s …

google partnership brings street view to wilderness

The NSW Government has teamed up with Google to go off-road and map some of NSW's most stunning national parks.The partnership involves NSW National Parks …

new road safety guide for school communities

Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay has released a new road safety guide for school communities to compliment the package of resources to improve …

more than 30 new buses for south west sydney under new bus operators

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced bus customers in South West Sydney will benefit from 33 new buses and 360 extra services per week …

Joint Press Statement with President Yudhoyono, Batam Island, Indonesia

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… PRESIDENT YUDHOYONO: [Transcript of translation] Your Excellency, Prime Minister Mr Tony Abbott, distinguished ministers and …

transforming sydney: planning approval granted for $1.6b cbd and south east light rail

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the green light had been given for the $1.6 billion new CBD and South East Light Rail project. The …

work begins on $1.6 million cycleway for centennial park

Roads Minister Duncan Gay and Environment Minister Rob Stokes today marked the start of work on a key cycling and pedestrian link around Sydney’s Centennial …

high expectations for tomorrow’s teachers

Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has announced the trial of a literacy and numeracy test for teacher education students as part of the Government’s commitment …

transforming nsw: 1,000 new apprentices to help deliver infrastructure program

NSW Premier, Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Western Sydney Mike Baird has announced that at least 1,000 apprentices will be employed to help the …

nsw leads the way with strongest annual demand growth

The NSW economy has outperformed the other states recording the strongest annual growth in final demand for the third consecutive quarter.Treasurer Andrew Constance said the …

National Accounts - March Quarter

The Hon. Joe Hockey MP Treasurer The National Accounts data released today show that the Australian economy grew 1.1 per cent in the March quarter 2014 and …

Fair Go For The West: How the West was won

THERE have been many great things about the Fair Go For The West campaign organised by the Daily Telegraph. But the essence of it all …

statement on metgasco commencing legal proceedings

Minister for Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts today released the following statement:“On 15 May 2014 the NSW Government announced that the Office of Coal Seam …

western sydney light rail study begins

NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Mike Baird and Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today said the NSW Government will begin a study into …

greater sydney commission to transform our city

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Planning Minister Pru Goward today announced plans to establish a Greater Sydney Commission to modernise the way the NSW Government’s …

warm the kids up this winter with school holiday camps

Struggle to get the kids off the couch during the school holidays? Wondering what you will do on rainy days? Why not explore the diverse …

garden fun for kids at camden hospital

Health Minister Jillian Skinner and Member for Camden Chris Patterson today visited Camden Hospital to officially open a new garden for children to play and …

nsw government examining reports by the independent chief scientist and engineer

Minister for Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts said the NSW Government is examining two reports it has received from the independent NSW Chief Scientist and …

community safety first in $20 million prison security upgrade

New perimeter fencing, inmate no-go zones, and the latest surveillance technology will be installed in a major security overhaul of NSW prisons, Attorney General and …

nsw government boosts translational cancer research by $19.3 million

Health Minister and Medical Research Minister Jillian Skinner today announced $19.3 million in funding for three new cancer research centres which will translate cancer research …

public servants head to hurstville

The NSW Government is delivering on its pledge to move public service jobs from the city to the suburbs and will relocate administrative offices of …

minister praises police following quarterly crime statistics

The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has released its quarterly update of NSW crime statistics for the 24 months to March 2014. Minister for …

nsw government delivers final waratah train: all western sydney services air-conditioned

NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Mike Baird and Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the delivery of the final Waratah train, meaning …

gladys berejiklian statement on union industrial action

Statement from Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian:“I am disappointed that both the Maritime Union of Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers …

next steps for commercial fisheries reform

NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, said the NSW Government will carefully examine all submissions on the Commercial Fisheries Reform Program, following the closure …

roads minister congratulates rotary on sydney harbour bridge flag record

NSW Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay has congratulated the international Rotary conference on breaking the world record for the most different flags flown …

rowell reaffirms nsw government commitment to mental health

Minister for Mental Health Jai Rowell highlighted the NSW Government’s record of achievement in addressing mental health this week, as part an address to Parliament …

opal electronic ticketing on 100 more buses as some paper tickets retired

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced Opal would be rolled out to almost 100 more buses next week, including the first double decker buses …

public housing amnesty discovers $40m in undeclared assets

NSW Minister for Family and Community Services Gabrielle Upton has announced a two month rental amnesty for NSW public housing tenants has discovered some $48 …

nsw premier welcomes rotary delegates to sydney

NSW Premier Mike Baird today welcomed thousands of Rotarians to Sydney, who are attending Rotary International’s 105th annual convention at Sydney Olympic Park.“Sydney is proud …

reforms drive greater savings at statefleet

Minister for Finance and Services Dominic Perrottet today announced that further reforms to the management of state fleet vehicles are set to deliver savings of …

butt out – smoking banned at sporting events in nsw

Whether you’re attending your daughter’s netball game this weekend or cheering on the Panthers or Eels at Sportingbet Stadium tonight, all sport spectator areas are …

vital step forward in chaffey dam expansion

Work on the $50 million expansion of Tamworth’s Chaffey Dam will soon be underway following the awarding of the contract to construction firm John Holland.NSW …

port of newcastle transaction finalised

NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance today announced the long-term lease of the Port of Newcastle has been finalised, securing funds to revitalise the city and invest …

strengthening water rights across nsw

Irrigators across the State will have important water property rights restored following the introduction of a Bill into NSW Parliament today that will overhaul water …

minister launches $15,000 training scholarships

Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today launched a new $2.4 million scholarship program to assist apprentices who need additional financial support.  Mr Piccoli said the …

nsw government strengthens protection for most vulnerable people

NSW Minister for Family and Community Services Gabrielle Upton and NSW Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka announced the NSW Government has passed key amendments …

have your say on new biosecurity framework

NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has today released details of a proposed new approach to protecting the State’s biosecurity status.Ms Hodgkinson said the …

university of sydney to honour aboriginal veterans during centenary of anzac

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Victor Dominello today announced University of Sydney had become a partner in Wartime Legends, a NSW Centenary of Anzac initiative encouraging …

new laws to protect property from bushfires

Residents will be given additional powers to protect their homes from bushfires, with new laws being introduced into NSW Parliament today to make it easier …

courses for horses – new equestrian track for centennial park

A new 500 metre horse track at the Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre was officially launched today, creating a safer riding environment for more than 200 …

deputy premier med rel: vivid sydney shines for record 270,000 visitors during opening weekend

“The festival of light, music and ideas just gets bigger and better every year, and visitors come to Sydney from across the State, Australia and …

transport officers issue 90,000 fines in first year

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today said Transport Officers have handed out more than 90,000 infringement notices to fare evaders in their first year of …

awards recognise state’s creative champions

Animal Logic, the multi-award winning digital animation company famous for big-screen blockbusters including The Lego Movie and Happy Feet, has been named the first NSW …

sporting bodies given greater power to control betting activity

New legislation passed NSW Parliament tonight that will allow sporting bodies greater power to combat match fixing in sport.Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing Troy …

quality patient care – faster than ever

Health Minister Jillian Skinner today congratulated the state’s public hospitals following a new report showing NSW continues to improve its emergency department performance. Mrs Skinner said …

nsw government proud to support “what’s your state of mind” mental health awareness campaign

Minister for Mental Health Jai Rowell today announced the NSW Government’s support of the “What’s Your State of Mind?” mental health initiative as part of …

nsw government gives $1 million boost to palliative care volunteers

Health Minister Jillian Skinner today announced Palliative Care NSW will receive $1 million to recruit and support palliative care volunteers across NSW.Launching Palliative Care Week …

nsw government introduces disability inclusion bill

Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka today introduced the landmark Disability Inclusion Bill 2014 into the Legislative Council, which will improve the lives of people …

sydney cbd plan of management released

The NSW Government is making Sydney’s streets and licenced venues safer with new measures that aim to reduce alcohol-related violence in and around the Sydney …

transforming darling harbour: work starts at international convention centre sydney

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner announced today that construction has begun at Sydney’s world-class convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct - called …

minister’s statement on operation dewar

In response to the report released today by the Independent Commission Against Corruption into Operation Dewar, I welcome the findings.While I am still yet to …

nsw government grant to support kinchela boys home 90th anniversary commemorations

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Victor Dominello today announced a $10,000 grant to enable Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) to host a significant commemorative event …

nsw hiv strategy on track: test numbers rise in 2014

 insert textAn extra 8,200 HIV tests were conducted in NSW in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 - a …

toughest penalties in australia for polluters

The NSW Government today announced a range of new measures that will strengthen the state’s environment watchdog, including a proposed ten-fold increase in penalties for …

school registration extended to public schools

In a first for NSW the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards’ (BOSTES) school registration system will be extended to cover public schools, Minister …

expert panel to drive donations reform

NSW Treasurer Mike Baird today announced an independent expert panel led by respected businesswoman and senior public servant Kerry Schott would investigate and recommend to …

more mining affected communities to access nsw government funding

More NSW regional communities affected by mining activity will be eligible to apply for millions of dollars in funding under the NSW Government’s Resources for …

latest film & tv productions supported by screen nsw

NSW continues to lead Australia’s screen industry with the State Government investing in film and television productions, creating jobs and promoting NSW.Minister for the Arts …

support socceroos’ world cup dream

Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres says he’s looking forward to joining Australians experiencing sleep deprivation in June as our Socceroos take on the …

win for nsw government and aboriginal business

Innovations to the procurement process are being trialled for two years to help improve opportunities for the NSW Government and Aboriginal enterprises to do business …

reduced red tape means $800 saving for new home builders

Families building new homes can save $800 under new arrangements for approvals in bushfire-prone areas, which put safety first while making it easier and cheaper …

upton gives leg up for housing tenants entering tertiary study

NSW Minister for Family and Community Services Gabrielle Upton today encouraged   social housing tenants who undertake TAFE or university study to apply for a …

work to begin on marrickville station makeover

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced work will begin to install two new lifts, a new concourse and stairs as part of a $32 …

improving pedestrian safety in the cbd: new 40 km/h speed limit zone

Roads and Freight Minister Duncan Gay today announced the new zone in Sydney’s CBD where the speed limit will be reduced to 40km/h in an …

responsible gambling awareness week

Gambling and the workplace is the theme for this year’s Responsible Gambling Awareness Week with employers and employees encouraged to look out for and assist …

new offshore artificial reefs for sydney

NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, and Member for Rockdale, John Flowers, have announced the construction of two new offshore artificial reefs, to be …

nsw announces aboriginal healing forum

At the launch of the annual Guringai Festival on National Sorry Day, the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Victor Dominello said the NSW Government will partner …