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Ministerial media releases

Emergency Services benefit from NSW Budget

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has allocated over $1.14 billion to the four Emergency Services agencies in the 2014-15 Budget, ensuring personnel have the support they need to keep our communities safe.

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Minister congratulates Queen's Birthday honours recipients

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

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NSW Rural Fire Service Australian Fire Service Medal recipient biographies

Six NSW Rural Fire Service members were today awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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New laws to protect property from bush fires

Residents will be given additional powers to protect their homes from bushfires, with new laws being introduced into NSW Parliament today to make it easier to clear trees and vegetation from around a property.

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Emergency service cadets honoured

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has today announced the 2013 NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) and NSW State Emergency Service (SES) Cadet of the Year.

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NSW providing support to Victoria's bush fire crisis

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher said NSW is providing resources to assist Victoria with their firefighting efforts as they face significant bush fire threats over the coming weeks.

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NSW Police and Emergency Service personnel honoured in Australia Day celebrations

Twenty two Police and Emergency Services personnel are today being honoured with medals as part of Australia Day Celebrations.

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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.

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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.

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State of Emergency declared (NSW)

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell today declared a state of emergency for NSW ahead of the forecast deteriorating weather conditions in bush fire zones.

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