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FEE FREEZE: GREATER CERTAINTY FOR STUDENTS ACCESSING TRAINING IN 2016

Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Member of the Legislative Council Natasha Maclaren-Jones said NSW residents looking to undertake training to obtain a job or reskill will benefit, after the NSW Government announced fees for government subsidised vocational education and training will be fixed at 2015 levels for most qualifications.

“There are so many options for people in NSW looking to build their skills or get a qualification to secure their dream job,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.

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FIXING COUNTRY ROADS ROUND 2 NOW OPEN – FURTHER $50 MILLION FOR COUNCILS

Monday, 02 November 2015

Member of the Legislative Council Natasha Maclaren-Jones today announced the second round of Fixing Country Roads is open and a further $50 million is available to councils to help repair council owned roads and bridges.

“Funding for Round Two is part of a $500 million commitment from Rebuilding NSW to fix council-owned infrastructure that creates bottlenecks and hinders efficient freight transport,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.

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REDUCED PET REGISTRATION FEES DELIVERED

Friday, 30 October 2015

Member of the Legislative Council Natasha Maclaren-Jones today welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement that the election commitment to encourage the re-homing of cats and dogs from council pounds and shelters has been delivered.

From this week, any de-sexed cat or dog purchased from a council pound or an eligible shelter will be entitled to a 50 per cent discount on the lifetime registration fee.

Currently close to 30,000 cats and dogs that arrive at pounds in NSW are euthanized every year.

Mrs Maclaren-Jones said the Government was determined to promote adoption.

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NSW SCHOOL STUDENTS TO TAP ONTO OPAL NEXT YEAR

Thursday, 29 October 2015

School students across NSW will be provided with an Opal card at the start of the 2016 school year so they can travel for free between home and school with ease.

Member of the Legislative Council Natasha Maclaren-Jones said today that parents and students will be able to apply for a School Opal card and get information about the card from next week.

“More than 4 million Opal cards are already in use across NSW and now we’re expanding Opal to give local school students the same kind of convenience from the start of the 2016 school year,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.

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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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20 Nov

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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20 Nov

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 - Quote

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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