High court decision on donations laws

High court decision on donations laws

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell today said the NSW Government remains determined to clean up the political donations culture in NSW following a decision by the High Court to strike down changes to the State’s electoral funding laws. “I am disappointed with today’s decision but we remain determined to deliver the people of NSW a fair […]

NSW Still Australia’s Most Popular Destination – Home and Away

NSW Still Australia’s Most Popular Destination – Home and Away

NSW is still the favourite Australian destination both for domestic and international visitors, demonstrating the success of Government’s tourism strategy, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, announced today. The State is leading the nation in the number of visitors, visitor nights and visitor expenditure, according to the International and National Visitor Surveys to […]

Crackdown on NSW taxi industry to protect vulnerable workers

Crackdown on NSW taxi industry to protect vulnerable workers

The NSW Government is cracking down on the NSW taxi industry to ensure vulnerable drivers are paid their entitlements. Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations Mike Baird today said recent successful NSW Industrial Relations (IR) prosecutions had revealed a high level of non-compliance within the taxi industry in relation to the payment of driver entitlements, […]

Sydney’s bus future: simpler, faster, better bus services

Sydney’s bus future: simpler, faster,  better bus services

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today released Sydney’s Bus Future – the NSW Government’s long term plan to redesign our city’s bus network to meet customer needs now and into the future. The 20 year plan will ensure more than 1.5 million Sydneysiders will live within a ten minute walk to new ‘turn up and go’ services, […]

Canberra to host the 30th Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Championships

Canberra to host the 30th Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Championships

Cricket ACT is set to host the country’s best cricketers for the 30th Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Championships which will be held across Canberra from 7 – 14 January 2014. This competition will see six teams comprising of Western Australia, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland, Victoria and the ICC East Asia Pacific (EAP) region […]

Skills list and quality framework to strengthen training in NSW

Skills list and quality framework to strengthen training in NSW

The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced the NSW Skills List and the NSW Quality Framework for vocational education and training, as part of the Government’s Smart and Skilledreforms. Mr Piccoli said the NSW Skills List defines the qualifications, recommended by the independent NSW Skills Board, that are eligible for NSW Government funding in 2014. […]

Moody’s confirms Victoria’s AAA stable rating

Moody’s confirms Victoria’s AAA stable rating

Moody’s reaffirms Victoria’s AAA credit rating with a stable outlook Victoria has the highest credit rating of any state in the nation Responsible economic management means that households are benefiting from record funding for health, schools and infrastructure The Victorian Coalition Government has welcomed Moody’s Investor Services announcement reaffirming Victoria’s AAA credit rating with a […]

North west rail link proposals lodged for major operation contract

North west rail link proposals lodged for major operation contract

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced a major milestone has been reached on the $8.3 billion North West Rail Link with two proposals formally received for the contract to operate the new rail line. The two consortia shortlisted earlier this year for the Operations, Trains and Systems (OTS) contract both successfully lodged their proposals […]

Smartphone app to improve emerging response

Smartphone app to improve emerging response

Federal Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and NSW Attorney-General, and Acting Police and Emergency Services Minister Greg Smith SC, today launched the Emergency+ smartphone app at the City of Sydney Fire Station. When activated, the Emergency+ app provides users with their GPS reference which they can report to an emergency call taker to pinpoint physical location. “More than […]