MICRO MUSIC FESTIVALS TO SHOWCASE WESTERN SYDNEY’S TALENT

Western Sydney musicians and bands will play in streets, cafes, shops, parks and malls as a part of a new funding initiative to promote live music in the state’s fastest-growing region.

 

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant invited Western Sydney councils to submit proposals for family-friendly, community-based micro music festivals.

 

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has committed $150,000 to deliver the festivals which will be a great way for residents and visitors to sample Western Sydney’s diverse musical talent,” Mr Grant said.

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OUR SUCCESSFUL MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY IS BUILT ON SECURE BORDERS

I rejoice in the vibrant diversity of our migrant nation. I’m proud to lead a country that welcomes refugees from shattered, war-torn corners of the world. And barely a day goes past when I don’t celebrate that we are the most successful and harmonious multicultural nation in the world. But we cannot be under any illusions about what our multicultural success is built upon. The reason Australians welcome high levels of immigration – the highest since the early post war period – is that we have confidence that our government is in control of our immigration program, deciding who can come here and ensuring that when they do the more..

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Trade and investment to drive jobs and growth

Our ambitious trade agenda is critical for job creation and growth.

It took a Coalition Government to conclude trade agreements with Korea, Japan and China, and upgrade Australia’s agreement with Singapore.

A re-elected Turnbull Government will launch free trade agreement negotiations with the European Union and explore the feasibility of trade negotiations with Canada, Mexico and Colombia. We will also pursue new opportunities in the Indo-Pacific region.

We will conclude trade agreements with India, Indonesia, the 16 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership countries, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and Pacific Island countries through the PACER Plus agreement.

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SYDNEY AIRPORT WELCOME DESK VOLUNTEERS RECOGNISED

Volunteers who support newly arrived international students at Sydney Airport have been recognised at a ceremony at NSW Parliament House.

 

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres thanked the volunteers, who are often international students themselves, for their efforts in making new students feel welcome as they start their education in Australia.

 

“The Sydney Airport Welcome Desk can be the first interaction for many new students, so this positive experience can set the tone for their time studying and living in NSW,” Mr Ayres said.

 

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NSW LEADING NATION ON EXPORTING SERVICES

NSW has cemented its place as Australia’s leading exporter of services recording over half of Australia’s growth according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures.

 

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the boom in services exports showed again NSW is setting the standard for the rest of the nation.

 

“We’ve seen a $3.2 billion growth in 2015 alone, which has contributed to over half of total Australian growth,” Mr Ayres said.

 

“Growth at 13 per cent shows NSW is outstripping the national rate of 10 per cent and states like Victoria and Queensland.”

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