Treasurer’s Economic Note

By Wayne Swan, The Treasurer, Federal Government: Australians are an optimistic people. We believe that anyone, no matter where you were born or who your parents are, should be able to make a... Read more »

China slowdown cost Australia billions

The downturn in China’s economy since 2011 has sliced $US2.4 billion ($2.3 billion) off Australia’s economic growth and led to a slide in export income of $US2.6 billion, according to a United... Read more »

Renew your REGO on Your IPhone

Sydney (Media Release): Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has launched a new iPhone app called NSW Rego which allows customers to check their registration details and renew their registration from their phone. ... Read more »

Sydney CBD to grow as a Global City

Sydney’s CBD and surrounding suburbs have new modern controls developed in partnership between the City of Sydney and the State Government which will encourage investment in Australia’s premier international city. “The new... Read more »

Pets are for life, Not just Christmas

Sydney (Media Release): Local Government Minister Don Page reminded people that owning a pet is a serious commitment and urged pet buyers to consider their decision carefully this Christmas season. “If you... Read more »

PTI Fundraising Lunch held in Sydney

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf NSW organised a fundraising lunch in Sydney on 9th of December 2012. Programme was organised in Abbott Park, Chester Hill. More than 350 Pakistanis living in Sydney enjoyed this memorable... Read more »

Australia royal hoax radio station to review procedures

* Hoax call made to hospital treating Prince William’s wife * Nurse who answered call later found dead * Australian presenters taken off air, said to be distressed PERTH/LONDON, Dec 9 (Reuters)-... Read more »

Cementa_13 Art Festival

Sydney (By Alex Wisser): We are proud to announce that on February 1, 2013, the town of Kandos NSW (population 1300) will become the capital of contemporary art in Australia. The small... Read more »

Shopkeepers; expect a common-sense approach to Christmas trade

Sydney (Media Release): While there will be no change to Boxing Day trading hours this Christmas, NSW Government inspectors have again been asked to understand some work may be essential to prepare... Read more »

Full-size Forbidden City gates replica planned for NSW theme park

A China theme park in Australia featuring a full-size replica of gates to the Forbidden City and a nine-storey temple could rival the Sydney Opera House as a tourist drawcard, officials said... Read more »

Boost to farming and jobs in Western Sydney

Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Barry O’Farrell has announced farmland  within the Western Sydney Parklands will be rejuvenated – in a move that will create 100 jobs, provide up to $45... Read more »

Police detain two after threat against mosque

A sacred day for Shiite Muslims was marred by a scuffle and the arrest of two men at a mosque in western Sydney. Shiite Muslims were gathered at Arncliffe Mosque on Sunday to... Read more »

Aboriginal land rights act review

Among 47 recommendations contained in a historic review of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (ALRA) tabled in Parliament today are proposals on housing, land claims, regulatory powers and incentive models, the... Read more »

Longer tourist visas now open to parents of Australians

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today launched longer tourist visas for parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents in recognition of the valuable role they play in their... Read more »

50 asylum seekers sent home to Sri Lanka

Another group of Sri Lankan men has been flown home from Christmas Island. The 50 men arrived in Australia on asylum seeker boats but the Federal Government says they did not make... Read more »

$100,000 wasted on departmental name change as 361 teachers and support staff sacked

The O’Farrell Government has wasted $100,751 to change the name of the Department of Education and Training to the Department of Education and Communities – at the same time the Government is... Read more »

No Queen by 2015

The visit of Prince Charles, welcome though he is, should remind most Australians that the monarchy he represents plays a most unwelcome role in Australia’s governance. The removal of the monarchy from... Read more »

Call for students to join Facebook’s Anti-Bullying Campaign

The Australian Government is partnering with Facebook and two youth not-for-profit groups, headspace and PROJECT ROCKIT, to take a stand against cyber bullying through the Be Bold, Speak Up campaign. Bullying is... Read more »

Lack of confidence on corruption in Australia

The media, trade unions and political parties top the list of institutions the public perceives to be the most corrupt and in which they have the least confidence, while 43 per cent of... Read more »