THOUSANDS more NSW students in Years 10 and 11, will be offered the free meningococcal vaccine in the next 12 months to protect them against the debilitating disease. As the NSW Government launches its awareness campaign, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced a further $3.6 million to extend the NSW Meningococcal W Response Program, which has provided free vaccine to more than 200,000 teenagers to date to help prevent the spread of this crippling disease.
Modify rules for over 65s
MORE seniors are set to hit the courts and sporting fields across NSW, as a further three sporting codes offer modified rules for players over 65 years. Minister for Ageing, Tanya Davies, said the NSW Government would invest an additional $100,000 to get Basketball, Softball and Table Tennis NSW on board with a modified program, while also expanding the successful pilot with Football NSW. Contact the codes directly for further info.
Nominate top landcarer
EVERY two years, a landcarer with a passion for improving the health of our soils, vegetation and biodiversity through sustainable agricultural and land management practices, is awarded the Bob Hawke Landcare Award, and up to $50,000 to develop their knowledge and skills. Nominations for the 2018 Bob Hawke Landcare Award are now open and close at 11.59pm on Sunday, August 23. Key nomination criteria and info at bobhawkelandcareaward.com.au