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Archive - September 2016

Attorney General Visits Legal Aid Penrith
30 Sep 2016
Attorney General Visits Legal Aid Penrith
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith was joined by Gabrielle Upton, Attorney-General, during a visit to Legal Aid in Penrith. 
State-Wide Graffiti Removal Day - Nominate a Site or Volunteer!
24 Sep 2016
State-Wide Graffiti Removal Day - Nominate a Site or Volunteer!
Graffiti vandalism costs New South Wales over $100 million per year. 
Investing In Our Veterans Legacy
22 Sep 2016
Investing In Our Veterans Legacy
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomed the announcement that funding is now available to protect and repair local war memorials and fund educational and commemorative programs which preserve the Anzac legacy. 
Always...Patsy Cline This Weekend at The Joan
20 Sep 2016
Always...Patsy Cline This Weekend at The Joan
Celebrate the life and music of one of the greatest female vocalists of all time with one of America’s most loved musicals at The Joan on 23 and 24 September. 
Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Trail Open Day
13 Sep 2016
Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Trail Open Day
The Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Trail Open Day, an initiative of Blue Mountains Association of Cultural Heritage Organisations (BMACHO), is set to return on Saturday 1 October 2016 and brings with it an opportunity to visit local historical societies, museums, historical gardens, historical/heritage buildings, galleries and businesses. 
Penrith Police Receive Mobile Devices
13 Sep 2016
Penrith Police Receive Mobile Devices
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Senior Sergeant Viv Motbey and Senior Constable Chris Guinery to announce the roll out of additional mobile tablet devices for frontline officers in Penrith, which will simplify the process of issuing infringements and allowing officers mobile access to police systems. 
St Albans Writers' Festival - A World Of Stories In A Tiny Village
13 Sep 2016
St Albans Writers' Festival - A World Of Stories In A Tiny Village
This spring, from September 16 to 18, the second St Albans Writers’ Festival invites you into a world of Australian stories told in picturesque surroundings. Cross the Hawkesbury river by car ferry, take a breath of country air and journey into the Forgotten Valley. Put away your phone where there’s no WiFi or mobile service. 
Join in the DonateLife Fun Run at the Australian Transplant Games
12 Sep 2016
Join in the DonateLife Fun Run at the Australian Transplant Games
Anyone touched by the gift of life is welcome to help Transplant Australia celebrate by participating in the DonateLife Fun Run, to be held as part of the opening of the 15th Australian Transplant Games. 
Australian Transplant Games and Opening Ceremony in Penrith
12 Sep 2016
Australian Transplant Games and Opening Ceremony in Penrith
The Opening Day of the Transplant Games will have fun for the whole family, with free entertainment for the kids, live performances and the DonateLife Fun Run! 
No Rest for the Wickedly Funny!
12 Sep 2016
No Rest for the Wickedly Funny!
The Richmond players have just finished a wonderfully successful production of 39 Steps that had audiences howling with laughter. Within a week they were back at work gearing up for their next production called “Play on!” A laugh out loud romp through the world of putting on a play when the writer keeps changing the script and personal relationships get in the road! 
Tenterfield to Rio: A Peter Allen Tribute
11 Sep 2016
Tenterfield to Rio: A Peter Allen Tribute
Australian grown – Peter Allen and Olivia Newton John tribute – Tenterfield to Rio! 
Grant to Tackle Litter
10 Sep 2016
Grant to Tackle Litter
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa on Tuesday announced a grant of $139,000 for Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) to reduce litter under the NSW Government’s Litter Regional Implementation Grants Program. WSROC member Councils include Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith Councils and beyond. 
World Suicide Prevention Day - 10th September 2016
9 Sep 2016
World Suicide Prevention Day - 10th September 2016
The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. Up to 25 times as many again make a suicide attempt. The tragic ripple effect means that there are many, many more people who have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has tried to take his or her own life. And this is happening in spite of the fact that suicide is preventable. 
NSW Motorists Can Benefit From FuelCheck
8 Sep 2016
NSW Motorists Can Benefit From FuelCheck
The NSW State Government recently launched the FuelCheck website, allowing motorists to check fuel prices in real time. 
September 7 Is National Threatened Species Day
7 Sep 2016
September 7 Is National Threatened Species Day
Australian Reptile Park recognises the koala as one of Australia’s iconic species on the road to extinction on National Threatened Species Day. On the night of 7 September 1936, the last Tasmanian tiger died in a Hobart zoo making the thylacine species become extinct. 
JP's Honoured for 50 Years of Service
7 Sep 2016
JP's Honoured for 50 Years of Service
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith on Friday presented two of the state’s longest serving Justices of the Peace, Mr Leo Bahlmann and Mr Gregory Pigott with their commendation certificates for 50 years of service. 
Tomorrow is R U OK? Day
7 Sep 2016
Tomorrow is R U OK? Day
On 8th September 2016 we can all make a difference to anyone who’s struggling by having regular, meaningful conversations about life's ups and downs. 
Women’s Health Week 2016 - Let's Talk
5 Sep 2016
Women’s Health Week 2016 - Let's Talk
5-9 September, 2016
The Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week is a week dedicated to all women across Australia to make good health a priority. 
Dementia Awareness Month: You Are Not Alone
4 Sep 2016
Dementia Awareness Month: You Are Not Alone
This September, Australians are being encouraged to find out more about dementia during Dementia Awareness Month, so people living with the condition feel less isolated and alone. 
Noni Hazlehurst in Mother – by Daniel Keene - at The Joan
3 Sep 2016
Noni Hazlehurst in Mother – by Daniel Keene - at The Joan
Bold and brilliant theatre from Australia’s best.

“I said I was a good mother. They said I was a bad mother. I didn’t know what they meant.” 
Susan Templeman Sworn In as Member for Macquarie
2 Sep 2016
Susan Templeman Sworn In as Member for Macquarie
On Tuesday Susan Templeman was officially sworn in as the Member for Macquarie in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra. 
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