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Ms Represented, Annabel Crabb

Isabella Ross 100 years after Australia elected its first female parliamentarian, Annabel Crabb presents the television series Ms Represented, a raw account of politics from the female perspective. Sarah Hanson-Young, Julia Gillard, Julie Bishop, Penny Wong, Bronwyn Bishop – these are just some of the pioneering women interviewed. Sydney Observer was thrilled to chat with Annabel about the series. What sparked the idea to create Ms Represented? Back in 2014, I was researching Edith Cowan, the first woman to serve in the Australian Parliament. Since it was coming up to the 100-year anniversary of her election (1921), I wanted...

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Grants Available for Local Community Groups

Local organisations in the Davidson electorate can now apply for funding to support local community projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea said today. Mr O’Dea said the impacts of COVID-19 are still being widely felt and support for struggling community organisations will remain a priority for this latest round. “$12.5 million is available in 2021/22 for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure. This is an opportunity for local organisations to apply for funding for projects that will provide long-term benefits to the community....

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North Shore recognised, Queen’s Birthday Honours List

The Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List recognises 1,190 Australians, including quite a few recipients from Sydney’s North Shore. “Each of these individuals are unique and their story deserves to be shared widely and celebrated,” stated Australia’s Governor General. “There are countless examples of exceptional achievement in almost every field imaginable. It is important that the Order of Australia represents the diversity and strength of Australia.” Incredibly the 2021 list includes the highest percentage of women (44%) to be recognised through the General Division of the Order of Australia. A warm congratulations to all recipients from Sydney Observer. Leonie Jane...

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COVID Vaccine Experience: all you need to know

Madeleine Taplin Whilst we have spent the last year essentially locked in our houses and pretty much everyone wants things ‘back to normal’, so many individuals are still unsure what their thoughts are on the new Coronavirus vaccines. However, it is more important than ever that people get vaccinated to protect themselves and their community. Luckily for you, we have all the details you need to know about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. As a relative and household contact of individuals working in the medical profession, I was fortunate enough to receive the Pfizer vaccine through the Westmead Hub, and...

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Monopoly coming to Northern Sydney: suggest a local business today!

Imagine having your company featured as a property on MONOPOLY, the most popular board game in the world. If your business is an innovator based in Northern Sydney, now’s the chance. The iconic board game, MONOPOLY is coming to Northern Sydney!The aim is to make the entire game a truly Northern Sydney experience. The team at North Sydney Innovation Network (NSIN), a non-profit organisation, has partnered with Winning Moves and Hasbro to create the MONOPOLY board showcasing local innovative Australian businesses and startups. The NSIN promotes the contribution of innovation-driven enterprises – particularly startups and fast-growth organisations across the...

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