Bushfires destroy 30 houses in Australia

Bushfires destroy 30 houses in Australia

At least 30 houses and some 50 other buildings were destroyed by bushfires over the weekend in Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state, authorities said on Tuesday. The most serious damage was in the Sir Ivan reserve, where the fire destroyed 23 houses, including five in the town of Uarbry, located some 380 km northwest […]

Australia braces for bushfires

Australia braces for bushfires

Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state is bracing for bushfires on Friday, as authorities issue high alert warnings for an extreme heatwave. State Emergency Services Minister Troy Grant said the “catastrophic conditions” will be unlike anything the state has seen since 2013, Xinhua news agency reported. “Emergency services will be on high alert to deal […]

Saheli Club: The Vision Of Enterprising And Creative Women

Christina Rossetti describes the rainbow beautifully in the following lines, “There are bridges on the rivers, As pretty as you please; But the bow that bridges heaven, And overtops the trees, And builds a road from earth to sky, Is prettier far than these” And just like the colours of the rainbow, seven enterprising and creative women from different […]

Drug that ‘melts’ cancer cells approved for human use

Drug that ‘melts’ cancer cells approved for human use

A drug that could “melt away” cancer cells has been approved for human use in Australia, a media report said on Tuesday. Developed in Melbourne, Venetoclax, which will be sold as Venclexta, has been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for use by patients with advanced forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, Xinhua news agency […]

NEW FIRE & RESCUE NSW COMMISSIONER

NEW FIRE & RESCUE NSW COMMISSIONER

Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott today announced the appointment of Paul Baxter, National Commander and CEO of the New Zealand Fire Service, as the next Commissioner of Fire & Rescue NSW.  It follows the retirement of Commissioner Greg Mullins who was at the helm for 13 years, making him the second longest-serving chief in […]

BRINGING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER

BRINGING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER

Over 50 innovative projects will benefit from more than $350,000 to maintain harmony, support emerging communities and deliver events to bring our multicultural society together announced, John Ajaka, Minister for Multiculturalism. The Unity and Celebration Grants program aims to fund projects and activities to assist with building a cohesive and harmonious multicultural society. “I’d like […]

PLANNING REFORMS TO BOOST HOUSING SUPPLY

PLANNING REFORMS TO BOOST HOUSING SUPPLY

Making it simpler to build a home and enhancing community participation in key decisions will be now easier through a package of red tape-busting reforms released for consultation by the NSW Government today.   Planning Minister Rob Stokes said proposed amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 target delays in Development Application (DA) […]

McGrath Foundation announces goal in reach with $50,000 gap remaining to achieve fundraising total for Pink Test

McGrath Foundation announces goal in reach with $50,000 gap remaining to achieve fundraising total for Pink Test

Rain delays hampered fundraising on Jane McGrath Day and McGrath Foundation urges Australians to dig-deep and help reach our target. Media Announcement, 5 January 2017, SYDNEY: Day 3 of the Commonwealth Bank Sydney Pink Test was rain affected in the morning but saw committed fans create a sea of pink at the SCG, while Australians […]

Mark of quality for Lane Street Medical Centre

Wentworthville increased its community health credentials when Lane street medical Centre received a national award of accreditation, demonstrating its commitment to quality and safety within its practice. Lane Street Medical Centre received this important recognition from Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL), the leading non for profit provider of general practice accreditation services within Australia. […]