WORLD-FIRST APP TO HELP ADDRESS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A world-first app aimed at holding domestic violence perpetrators to account and increasing their compliance with protection orders to help safeguard victims has been unveiled today. Attorney General and Minister for Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence Mark Speakman launched the NSW Government-funded Avow app as part of a package of products to help people understand their legal obligations under an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO). Continue reading

PLASTICS INQUIRY

Portfolio Committee 7 (Planning and Environment) is inquiring into the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment (Plastics Reduction) Bill 2021. The Committee will be conducting several hearings over the next few months and hearing from key stakeholders about their views on this Bill.  Continue reading

NATIONAL SORRY DAY

Today we commemorate the Stolen Generations on National Sorry Day. On this day we remember the Aboriginal children who were forcibly removed from their families and communities as a result of past government policies of assimilation. Continue reading

FIRST TRIAL OF CASHLESS GAMING TECHNOLOGY

Liquor and Gaming NSW has received the first trial proposal for the use of cashless gaming machines at a venue in NSW. The trial led by Aristocrat Gaming and Wests Newcastle will see cashless payments for all club services including electronic gaming machines. Continue reading

MALLARD LAUNCHES COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTRE AT BLAXLAND

It was great to officially open the new Community Recycling Centre at Blaxland today. The NSW Government supported the establishment of the CRC with a grant of $83,875 to Blue Mountains City Council under the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative. Continue reading

PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE 6 SITE VISIT

Legislative Council Portfolio Committee 6 (Transport and Roads) conducted a site visit to Orchard Hills for the inquiry into Acquisition of land for major transport projects.  Continue reading

VISION AUSTRALIA

Vision Australia are probably best known for their seeing eye dog program, but they are so much more than that. It was great to meet Molly and her friends at NSW Parliament raising awareness for the important work of Vision Australia.  Continue reading

THE QUEENS ALBUM OFFICIAL OPENING

Today is the official opening of the NSW State Archives and Sydney Living Museums official opening of 'The Queens Album' exhibition at Parliament of NSW.  Continue reading

NEW COMMUNITY COMMISSIONER FOR AEROTROPOLIS

The NSW Government has appointed Professor Roberta Ryan from the University of Newcastle to the new role of Independent Community Commissioner to help address the concerns of landowners in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis. Continue reading

AUSTRALIA’S LONGEST ROAD TUNNEL PROPOSED FOR GREAT WESTERN HIGHWAY UPGRADE

Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole announced that investigations are now underway to make an 11-kilometre tunnel the central component of an upgraded Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow, forming the longest road tunnel in Australia. Continue reading