Sharon Bird

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Funding commitments for Woonona cycleway and Helensburgh netball courts

HELENSBURGH Netball Club has been forced to cancel the weekly Ladies competition because their courts are too dangerous, impacting 180 local women. A Labor Government, if successful at the May 18 Federal election have committed $80,000 towards major resurfacing and drainage works for Helensburgh Netball Club. This and a number of other funding projects have … Continue reading

Slacky Flat memorial to be restored

By MICK ROBERTS. THE dilapidated First World War cenotaph at Slacky Flat is to be restored as part of the federal government’s ANZAC Centenary funding. The Woonona-Bulli RSL Sub-branch, in partnership with Wollongong City Council successfully applied to the ANZAC Centenary Local Grant Funding program for $10,650 to restore the monument. The sandstone cenotaph with … Continue reading

Labor legends help celebrate Thirroul’s centenary

OVER 100 people have gathered to mark the centenary of the Thirroul branch of the ALP. At the Thirroul Railway Institute hall celebrations were State Opposition and NSW Parliamentary Labor Party Leader, John Robertson, and National ALP President Jenny Mcallister. Current MPs Sharon Bird, Ryan Park, Stephen Jones and Shaoquette Moselmane MLC were present to … Continue reading

Bird becomes first Illawarra minister since 1990

CUNNINGHAM MP Sharon Bird has become the Illawarra’s first federal minister since 1990. The last time an Illawarra MP was back in the Hawke government when former Cunningham MP Stewart West was a minister. Ms Bird was appointed Minister for Higher Education and Skills as part of Julia Gillard’s ministerial reshuffle after the failed leadership … Continue reading

Skillaroos bond at Corrimal for Germany

THE Australian representatives competing in Germany at the Worldskills International Competition in 2013 have gathered at Corrimal Beach Tourist Park this weekend for a training camp. Each Skillaroo secured their position as an Australian representative after a medal winning performance at the recent National Competition, where more than 500 of Australia’s best apprentices and trainees … Continue reading

Carbon price discussion at Wollongong University

THE Illawarra’s business community met the Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus at the University of Wollongong on Friday to discuss Australia’s Clean Energy Future Plan. Mr Dreyfus outlined the opportunities and support flowing from the carbon price, for businesses – both small and large – at a meeting with … Continue reading