News and events
|Blue Mountains bushfire recovery update
NSW Minister for Finance and Services Andrew Constance today visited bush fire affected sites in the Blue Mountains and provided an update on the clean-up operation.
|Blue Mountains Bush Fires: Clean-Up Underway
Federal Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher today announced that the clean-up of bushfire debris from homes destroyed in the Blue Mountains would commence on Saturday.
|NSW strike team to combat gang crime
Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan, and NSW Minister for Police, Michael Gallacher, today announced that the Commonwealth and NSW Governments are establishing a joint strike team to combat gang crime, as part of the $64 million National Anti-Gangs Squad.
|NSW Government to increase police in Northern NSW
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher has this morning met with members of the NSW Police Association to confirm the Government will increase the number of Police in the north of the state by up to 90 officers by 2015.
|Bondi Beach Turns Orange To Support NSW SES Volunteers
Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach was this morning turned into a sea of orange as dozens of people showed their support for NSW State Emergency Service volunteers.
|NSW Government Moves To Protect Emergency Workers And Homeowners From Bush Fire Threat
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher said the NSW Government is introducing laws that will streamline hazard reduction processes, strengthen offences and protect emergency service workers.
|New police powers working in targeting criminals
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher said new laws that give Police greater search powers has resulted in more than 30 members and associates of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang being served with Firearm Prohibition Orders in the last five days.
|Schoolies warned to Swim Safe Swim Sober
Almost a third of all drowning deaths in NSW resulted from people swimming after drinking alcohol.
|Statement regarding the NSW SES Commissioner
The NSW Government has today confirmed that the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) Commissioner Murray Kear has requested a period of leave until further notice as ICAC confirms it will begin a public inquiry into allegations involving the NSW SES.
|New on-water patrols to tackle boating safety
Roads Minister Duncan Gay, Police Minister Michael Gallacher and Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn today announced a trial of on-water patrols between Roads & Maritime Services, NSW Department of Primary Industries and the NSW Police Force.
|Bush Fire Survival Plan now at your fingertips
NSW residents now have another way to make a Bush Fire Survival Plan with the launch of a new smartphone application.
|Managing the asbestos risk during the Blue Mountains Bush Fire recovery
The NSW Government is taking steps to ensure properties in the Blue Mountains containing asbestos which were destroyed or damaged during the bush fires are rendered safe, NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell and Treasurer Mike Baird said today.
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