NSW RIVERINA OILS A HUGE SUCCESS IN INDIA

NSW RIVERINA OILS A HUGE SUCCESS IN INDIA

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has officially opened the state-of-the-art Riverina Oils and Bio Energy (ROBE) plant in Wagga Wagga, which will export to markets across the world, including India. The new facility in Wagga’s growing industrial centre, Bowmen, will crush over 200,000 tonnes of locally sourced oilseeds per year, in order to produce worlds-best oils and vegetable […]

CRACKDOWN ON BADLY BEHAVED COUNCILLORS

CRACKDOWN ON BADLY BEHAVED COUNCILLORS

The NSW Government has proposed tough new Code of Conduct requirements for local NSW councils.  Local Government Minister Gabrielle Upton said the updated Model Code of Conduct for Councils in NSW – which would apply to 1,500 councillors and almost 50,000 council staff across NSW – was now on public exhibition for comment.  “While most councillors do […]

OPERA HOUSE TURNS GOLD FOR DIWALI

OPERA HOUSE TURNS GOLD FOR DIWALI

The iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House tonight turned gold to mark the most widely celebrated Hindu festival, Diwali. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams hosted a community reception at the Museum of Contemporary Art to celebrate the occasion. “Tonight we mark an occasion which brings millions of people in […]

ISWA NAARI 2017: Empowering women of Indian heritage

ISWA NAARI 2017: Empowering women of Indian heritage

Sparked by the vision and tireless efforts of Bindiya Manchanda- ISWA management committee member, to empower women of Indian heritage, ISWA NAARI 2017 took form in January this year. Indian Society of Western Australia popularly known as ISWA gained momentum as twenty-five women , joined in her vision to create an inspirational event that would uplift […]

Queensland to revolutionise modern medicine with new biofabrication institute

Queensland to revolutionise modern medicine with new biofabrication institute

Brisbane will soon be home to an Australia-first research institute manufacturing human organs, bones and tissue using advanced technology including 3D printing and robotics. Metro North Hospital and Health Service and QUT have partnered to create the hospital of the future with a new Biofabrication Institute at the world-class Herston Health Precinct. Biofabrication is the […]

Queensland Government continues to target dangerous drugs on the Gold Coast

Queensland Government continues to target dangerous drugs on the Gold Coast

Minister for Police Bill Byrne today said the toxicology results in relation to the drugs which caused a number of people to hallucinate and act violently on the Gold Coast last week are extremely concerning. “The toxicology results have been returned to police today which indicate that those tested ingested a cocktail of amphetamine-type substances […]

OUTSTANDING RESULT ACHIEVED IN $16.189 BILLION AUSGRID LEASE

OUTSTANDING RESULT ACHIEVED IN $16.189 BILLION AUSGRID LEASE

The NSW Government has achieved another outstanding result in its infrastructure program, entering into a binding agreement with an all-Australian consortium for the partial lease of Ausgrid. Premier Mike Baird said the transaction will deliver gross proceeds of $16.189 billion to the State and will help fund critical infrastructure projects as part of the Government’s […]

NSW UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS TO 4.9 PER CENT

NSW UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS TO 4.9 PER CENT

Unemployment in NSW has fallen to a four-year low, with ABS figures once again confirming that the State has the strongest jobs market in the nation. Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian welcomed the news that the NSW unemployment rate is the lowest in the nation, falling 0.1 per cent to 4.9 per cent in September. The result […]

Elder Abuse campaign raising awareness of insidious crime

Elder Abuse campaign raising awareness of insidious crime

New figures show the number of reported cases to the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit have increased, following a strong focus on raising awareness and encouraging people to report abuse. In 2015-16, there were 1550 reported cases of elder abuse in Queensland, a 21 per cent increase from 1282 reported cases the previous financial year. Seniors […]

DEBT WIPED OUT, BUDGET FIRMLY IN THE BLACK

DEBT WIPED OUT, BUDGET FIRMLY IN THE BLACK

The NSW Government has wiped out the State’s net debt and delivered a cash positive result in 2015-16, Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian has announced. Ms Berejiklian today released the Total State Sector Accounts (TSSA) which showed a final surplus of $4.7 billion in 2015-16 – an improvement of $1.3 billion since the June 2016 Budget forecast. […]

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