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  Cracking down on recklessness during total Fire Bans
[23.10.14]
Tough new penalties will empower the New South Wales Police Force and the NSW Rural Fires Service (RFS) to bring those who deliberately and recklessly disrespect Total Fire Ban warnings before the courts after NSW Parliament passed the Rural Fires Amendment Bill 2014.
  Blue Mountains rises from the Ashes one Year on
[17.10.14]
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has joined Blue Mountains MP Roza Sage to mark the one year anniversary of the devastating bush fires which tore through the Blue Mountains and surrounding communities.
  NSW Winners of Resilient Australia Awards announced
[16.10.14]
Police and Emergency Services Minister Stuart Ayres has congratulated the NSW winners of the Resilient Australia Awards which recognise innovation in emergency management and community safety.
  'Get ready Weekend' to prepare for Bush Fire
[16.10.14]
Police and Emergency Services Minister Stuart Ayres and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons are urging residents to spend this weekend preparing themselves and their homes for the threat of bush fire.
  Strengthening Laws to protect Community's most vulnerable
[15.10.14]
The NSW Parliament has passed a Bill overnight which will strengthen the framework for the registration and reporting requirements of certain offenders who have committed sexual and other serious offences against children.
  Tribute to emergency services volunteers
[12.10.14]
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has paid tribute to NSW emergency service volunteers who have lost their lives while protecting others.
  Ichabod Crane rides into Sydney for Fire Season
[10.10.14]
Firefighting Air-Cranes 'Ichabod' and 'Gypsy Lady' have returned to Sydney in preparation for the 2014/15 bush fire season.
  High Court green Light to consorting Laws
[08.10.14]
Attorney General Brad Hazzard and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres today welcomed the High Court's finding that NSW's anti-consorting laws are valid.
  Funding for Water Safety Black Spots to reduce drownings
[08.10.14]
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has announced $2-million in funding for several organisations as part of the Water Safety Black Spots Funds in a bid to reduce drowning deaths.
  Preparation vital for challenging Bushfire Season
[30.09.14]
Police and Emergency Services Minister Stuart Ayres and NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons are urging residents in bushfire prone areas to prepare themselves and their homes for the threat of bushfire.
  Minister commemorates national Police Remembrance Day
[29.09.14]
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has commemorated National Police Remembrance Day.
  Statement on death of Rural Fire Service volunteer
[18.09.14]
"It is with great remorse I confirm the death of a NSW Rural Fire Service volunteer in northern NSW this afternoon."

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