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09 Aug 2018

TAFE Open Day Happening in Nowra and Wollongong - 18 August

Parliamentary Secretary for Education Gareth Ward MP has today announced that as the HSC approaches, school leavers across the Illawarra and South Coast are getting ready to take a break from the books and head to a hands-on Open Day on Saturday 18th August at Nowra TAFE and Wollongong TAFE to get a taste of vocational training and education options for next year.

09 Aug 2018

A Happier Healthier Harold

I am pleased to advise that children in NSW are set to enjoy their Life Education classes with the organisation’s mascot Healthy Harold, inside new pop up inflatable classrooms, allowing Harold and educators to reach more regional and remote locations.

08 Aug 2018

New Initiative Boosting Teen Employment Prospects

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward MP is encouraging local businesses to register their interest in mentoring and building vocational skills in young people to help divert them away from crime and into education and employment opportunities.

08 Aug 2018

Business Benefit from Tax Cuts

I am pleased to advise that NSW businesses will start receiving a healthy boost to their bottom line this week as the first payroll tax cuts announced in the 2018-19 State Budget take effect.

07 Aug 2018

Homelessness Week 2018: Working Together to Break the Cycle of Disadvantage

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today welcomed the New South Wales Government’s decision to prioritise the reduction of homelessness through committing $1 billion for homelessness services over the next four years to support new and existing initiatives.

06 Aug 2018

Safety First: New Cattle Underpass Scheme

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward MP has today announced that local farmers can now access grants for the construction of cattle underpasses beneath public roads and the installation of warning signs and flashing lights, to reduce the risk to producers and motorists.