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Adoption made easier

Vulnerable children in Out Of Home Care are a step closer to finding a stable family for life with adoption legislation coming into operation in NSW. Minister for Family and Community Services Brad Hazzard said the legislation ensured the Institute of Open Adoption Studies could access information from a range of organisations to inform open […]

Childbirth injuries more common than we thought

According to Medibank research released last week, nearly three in four Australian women who’ve had a vaginal birth in the last five years suffered an injury as a result. Perineal tears were one of the most prevalent injuries reported, affecting 43 per cent of women, while other common injuries included haemorrhoids, at 38 per cent, […]

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Next Justices meeting

The Ashfield/Burwood branch of the New South Wales Justices Association will hold their next meeting on Wednesday 19 October at 7.15pm at Club Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood. During the meeting, a Training Session will be conducted. Coffee and Tea provided. Justices of the Peace welcome and encouraged to attend.

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55th anniversary for VIEW Club

VIEW Club Concord West is having it’s 55th Birthday meeting at Burwood RSL, Shaftesbury Avenue, Wednesday 27 July. This is a great chance to meet woman from all over Sydney who will join in the celebrations. The theme is Emerald/Green. There will be a two course lunch at $30, information, entertainment, raffles and good friends […]

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Mayor urges parents to take care

Burwood Mayor, Cr John Faker is using the end of school holidays as a timely reminder for drivers and pedestrians to take extra care when in a school zone. “I drop off my children at school every morning and I see first-hand motorists and pedestrians who are either in a rush or not exercising enough […]

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Remembering those who have lost their lives to drugs

Family Drug Support, a national service providing 24 hour support for families impacted by others drug use, will mark the 19th Annual International Remembrance Day on 23 July with a ceremony and supper to bring together families of those who have lost family members to accidental overdose, drug-related suicide and other drug related deaths. The […]

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‘Dress for Work’ funding increased

Federal funding will be provided to renovate office space to house the Dress for Work program offered by Metro Assist in Campsie. Member for Watson Tony Burke said the announcement would positively assist those seeking and entering employment. “Employment has a positive impact on the lives of individuals and their families,” Mr Burke said. “If […]

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New council legislation passes

Legislation to stop dishonest councillors from misusing their position for personal benefit and impose caps on donations to local government elections has been passed, Minister for Local Government Paul Toole announced yesterday. “These tough new laws will crack down on dishonest councillors and restore the community’s confidence in local government,” Mr Toole said. “Local councillors […]

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Ashfield Aquatic Centre pool closure

As part of the Ashfield Aquatic Centre redevelopment works the Ashfield Aquatic Centre will be closed for essential maintenance during the two weeks of the July school holidays from Monday 4 July to Sunday 17 July. The Aquatic Centre will re-open on Monday 18 July, however the indoor pool will remain closed for an additional […]

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NSW is the jobs powerhouse

More than 150,000 jobs have been created in NSW since the March 2015 election, the latest ABS figures have confirmed. This delivers on the election commitment made by the NSW Government to create 150,000 jobs in this term of office. NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian has welcomed the official data released today, which showed that a […]

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