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Highly skilled workforce of 10,000 to be trained for response to overseas-born drownings in NSW

(Tuesday, 03 December 2019) – Royal Life Saving NSW (RLSNSW) will today launch a Cultural Competence Program across the State to train up to 10,000 lifeguards, swim teachers and pool staff.  The Cultural Competence Program has been designed to assist Aquatic Centre workers to better engage with their local diverse non-English speaking communities with the […]

Shivanjani Lal awarded 2019 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship

Shivanjani Lal, is the recipient of the 2019 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship courtesy of Artspace and Create NSW. Shivanjani has been awarded the prestigious $30,000 Fellowship for her work presented in this year’s exhibition. Parliamentary Secretary for Energy and the Arts, The Hon. Ben Franklin, MLC, presented the Fellowship at the exhibition’s launch this evening, noting that […]

Business boost for city of Sydney

Aspiring and existing business owners in the City of Sydney can now access a NSW Government one-stop shop Business Concierge service, potentially saving them time and money when starting or expanding a café, restaurant or small bar. Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello congratulated the City of Sydney for coming on board, saying Service NSW […]

PM Scott Morrison: We respect Sikh cultural traditions and faith

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s message on the occasion of 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Commemoration of the birth of Guru Nanak is a moment of deep significance for those of the Sikh faith and for all inspired by his teachings of honesty, equality and goodwill. Sikhism is one of the fastest growing religions in Australia, with […]

Scott Morrison meets Modi at ASEAN

Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the 14th East Asia Summit and 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit. Positive discussions on a range of issues including Prime Minister Morrison’s visit to India in January 2020 and strengthening the bilateral relationship, particularly on trade and investment […]

Morrison government increases regional migration target

The Morrison Government is stepping up its commitment to regional Australia by ensuring our migration system encourages skilled migrants to live and work in our smaller cities and regions. In March this year, the Government announced it would reduce the permanent migration cap from 190,000 to 160,000 places, and within that set aside 23,000 places […]

AIBC launches Make in India Chapter to boost bilateral trade

The Australia India Business Council Ltd (AIBC) formally launched its innovative MAKE IN INDIA Chapter on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at a glittering event held at the Consulate General of India in Sydney. Mr Jim Varghese AM, AIBC National Chair believed setting up the Chapter’s Focus Group was a step in the right direction. He […]

Rooftop Solar charging for Electric vehicles

New technology from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, will link rooftop solar and batteries to support electric vehicle (EV) charging, even in the height of summer.  With more EVs on Australian roads, demand for infrastructure is growing and placing stress on grid-powered charging stations. New solar-powered EV charging stations will maximise use of renewable energy, […]

Zohra – Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra – debut performance in Sydney

Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra are performing in Sydney and Melbourne to celebrate 50 years of bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Australia – giving Australians the rare opportunity to witness the internationally acclaimed Zohra orchestra. Hailing from Afghanistan’s only music school, the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, the Zohra Orchestra will be performing in Sydney next […]

Cheaper medicine for over 500,000 patients

Cheaper medicine is on the way for more than 500,000 patients from October 1, with price reductions for common scripts and new medicines added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), in some cases saving over $100,000 per patient. Medicines to treat lung cancer, lymphoblastic and acute leukaemia, and nausea associated with chemotherapy will now be […]

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