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Queen's Birthday Honours List

Minister for Police and Emergency Services has congratulated NSW Police and Emergency Services Personnel who have received awards in today's Queen's Birthday Honours.

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NSW SES and RFS cadets of the year announced

Two students who undertook cadetships with the NSW State Emergency Services (SES) and NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) respectively have been chosen by each organisation as the 2011 Cadet of the Year.

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2011 Cadet of the Year

NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher today presented the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and the State Emergency Service (SES) Cadet of the Year Awards as part of National Volunteers Week.

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Employee Protection Provisions now in place

Due to the current flood emergency across parts of NSW, the NSW Government has invoked employee protection provisions, providing increased protection from volunteers who are assisting with the current operations.

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Another Five Local Government Areas Declared Natural Disasters

Following the recent flooding which has impacted communities across NSW, Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher has announced a further five Natural Disaster Declarations.

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Large Scale Evacuations for Urana

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher said large scale evacuations would be carried out by air tonight and tomorrow at the town of Urana, south west of Wagga Wagga.

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Police and Emergency Service personnel honoured in Australia Day celebrations

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher has congratulated 21 NSW Police and Emergency Service Personnel who have received awards today as part of the Australia Day Honours.

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More natural disaster declarations for Northern NSW

The NSW Government has today announced an additional seven councils have had Natural Disaster Declarations following recent heavy rain and significant flooding in Northern NSW.

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Natural disaster declaration in northern NSW

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher, has declared a number of councils Natural Disaster areas following heavy rain across Northern NSW.

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Emergency volunteers receive $873,000 boost

Volunteers from emergency services and related support organisations around NSW will receive grants worth a total of $873,000 under a funding scheme to support the hardworking members of Australia?s emergency services.

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