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Cancer Action Group Morning

Tea Come along and enjoy Cowra & District Cancer Action Group annual Morning Tea.

To be held at the Cowra Services Club, Thursday 5th May 2022 at 10:30am Cost $10:00 per person.

Bring a friend and enjoy a lovely Devonshire Tea. Remember every cent raised goes toward supporting our local Chemotherapy Unit at Cowra Hospital .

Applications Now Open For Apprentice Scholarships

Local first year apprentices facing financial or personal hardship will be supported with a $15,000 scholarship to undertake their trade and study through a NSW Government scholarship program. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said applications are now open for the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship which will support 120 people to either start, change, or further their career. The NSW Government will invest $1.8 million in the program, which provides $5,000 over three years to support apprentices who demonstrate a high aptitude for vocational education and train-ing and are committed to their on the job and formal training.

The scholarship program is named in honour of the late Bert Evans AO, a passionate advocate of vocational education for more than 30 years. Applications are open and will close Fri-day, 27 May 2022.

For more information and to apply visit www.education.nsw.gov.au/skills-nsw/bert-evans-scholarships or phone 13 28 11.

Active Sharing Partnership Set To Transform Regional Mobile Coverage

The NSW Government is leading the way as the first jurisdiction in Australia to trial active sharing of telecommunications infrastructure in rural and regional communities to improve mobile coverage and give consumers more choice. Optus, Telstra, TPG Telecom, BAI Communications, Field Solutions Group, Infrastructure Logic, NEC and Pivotel Mobile will participate in a 14-week design phase, following the government’s ‘Request for Proposal’ process that ran earlier in 2022.

The Stage 1 $50 million Mobile Coverage Project will inform the delivery of an additional $250 million committed to regional mobile coverage under the Regional Digital Connectivity program. The Regional Digital Connectivity pro-gram is part of the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund, dedicated to transformational infrastructure investment across regional NSW.

For more information on the Regional Digital Connectivity program, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/connectregionalnsw

NSW Top Of The Table For Innovation

NSW has Australia’s strongest startup ecosystem, world-leading universities and an unparalleled opportunity to attract major new investment, according to the latest NSW Innovation and Productivity Scorecard.

Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology Alister Henskens said the Innovation and Productivity Council’s Scorecard measures NSW’s performance in four thematic areas: research and collaboration, skills and enterprise, growth and productivity, and the net zero economy.

The data shows NSW has moved to the top spot in the world for the number of global top 200 universities on a population adjusted basis. NSW also outperforms other international economies on the percentage of researchers in the top 10 of their field.

NSW Vice-Chancellors’ Committee convener Professor Barney Glover AO and distinguished former public servant Dr Richard Sheldrake AM said the Score-card will help government, industry and educational institutions to improve and excel.

End Of Isolation Requirements Fully Supported By Business NSW

The state’s peak business organisation, Business NSW, has congratulated the NSW Government on its decision to end the isolation requirements for COVID close contacts. From 6pm on Friday 22 April, close contacts have no longer had to isolate, so long as they comply with stringent guidelines, including undertaking a daily RAT before heading to work.

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