O’Farrell claims deal seals stronger relations with councils

By Paul Hemsley New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell has signed the state government up for a new deal under which councils will gain more say over plans and initiatives that affect both jurisdictions. The new deal comes in the form of the Intergovernmental Agreement to Guide NSW State-Local Government Relations on Strategic Partnerships which […]

Doctors sent to fight Solomon Islands dengue outbreak

By Paul Hemsley Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Bob Carr has sent a team of nine medical staff to the Solomon Islands to help the local medical authorities control an outbreak of dengue fever to ease concerns of the risk of a spread to the provinces. The dengue fever outbreak began sweeping through the Islands […]


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