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Rapid antigen tests for people with disability

Monday, 07 February 2022

7 Feb 2022

Almost 300,000 Rapid Antigen Tests will be distributed to thousands of people with disability and their support workers to help prevent their exposure to COVID-19.

Minister for Families and Communities and Minister for Disability Services Natasha Maclaren-Jones said the testing kits were a vital part of protecting people living and working in disability funded residential settings.

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NEW $5000 ALFRESCO REBATE GOES LIVE IN TIME FOR SUMMER

Friday, 17 December 2021

Hospitality businesses across the state can now register for the NSW Government’s $5000 Alfresco Restart Rebate, with the program now live.

Cabinet Secretary, the Hon. Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC said small and medium-sized businesses which are opening or expanding alfresco dining areas may be eligible for the rebate.

“We know being outside is the safest way to enjoy ourselves during the pandemic, and this rebate will make it easier for local businesses to embrace everything outdoor dining has to offer,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.

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‘ADOPT NOT SHOP’ FOR A NEW PET THIS CHRISTMAS

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Families across the state looking to bring a new furry friend home this Christmas are encouraged to ‘Adopt not shop’ when making their choice.

Cabinet Secretary, the Hon. Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC said free lifetime pet registration is now on offer for people who adopt a rescue pet from council pounds and animal shelters to ensure more dogs and cats find a forever home.

“If you are considering welcoming a new pet into your home this Christmas, pay a visit to the local council pound, animal shelters or any approved rehoming organisations across NSW,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said

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TWO $25 DINE AND DISCOVER VOUCHERS LAND IN TIME FOR SUMMER

Friday, 26 November 2021

The summer holidays just got even better for NSW residents, with two additional $25 Dine & Discover vouchers rolling out for eligible customers from today.

Cabinet Secretary, the Hon. Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC said the NSW Government’s $250 million program expansion, announced as part of the $2.8 billion economic recovery package, means new applicants will receive three Dine NSW and three Discover NSW vouchers, while existing customers would receive one of each.

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20 Nov

Women

Women

“We are committed to achieving justice and equality for the women of NSW through policy, innovation and collaboration”

- The Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC

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Families and Communities

Families & Communities

“The NSW Government is committed to protecting the most vulnerable in our society – children, victims of crime, and those experiencing hardship and disadvantage.”

- The Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC

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Regional NSW

Regional NSW

“Our Plan recognises the strategic importance of regional NSW and focuses on harnessing the capacity of our regions, providing opportunity to prosper.”

- The Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC

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Health - Quote

Health

“We are committed to ensuring Australian patients have access to a 21st century health system that provides the right care, in the right place, at the right time”

- The Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC

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Economy

We have put in place the economic framework that encourages growth and job creation

- The Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC

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