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Ministerial media releases

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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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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Minister announces safer communities winners

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher today announced the New South Wales winners of the 2011 Australian Safer Communities Awards.

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Rural Fire Service one step ahead this bush fire season

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher is urging people to ensure they are prepared for the challenges of this year's bush fire season as the NSW Rural Fire Service launches the official Bushfire Danger Period.

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Cowra High School Rural Fire Service Cadets graduate

Eleven students from Cowra High School have been presented with graduation certificates today after successfully completing the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Secondary Schools Cadet Program.

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Minister Announces Recipient Of The Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher, has announced volunteer firefighter Kendall Thompson as this year's recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award for Valour.

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Minister strengthens international ties

Police and Emergency Services Minister, Michael Gallacher has met with the Botswana High Commissioner, His Excellency Molosiwa Selepeng, to discuss the ongoing Australia/Botswana Fire Management Assistance Program.

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