With three weeks until nominations close for the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes, Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel called on Australians to keep the great stories coming forward.
“As Chief Scientist, I am encouraged every day by the science stories I hear,” said Dr Finkel. “The depth and breadth of our science community is extraordinary, and its contribution to our nation is profound.
“The prizes celebrate the teachers, researchers and entrepreneurs who show us just how exciting our future might be – with the winners receiving substantial prize money.”
This year the prizes include a new award, the Prize for New Innovators, celebrating early career researchers putting knowledge to work in the community.
“Today, more than ever, we need to recognise that achievement in science takes many forms. We need great scientists – but we also need great teachers, business innovators and community leaders,” Dr Finkel said.
The Chief Scientist will chair the selection committee for the prizes.
Now in their 16th year, the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science recognise the significant advancement of knowledge through scientific research, innovation and teaching.
For further details about the prizes and to nominate, visit Science Prizes.
A series of community education sessions hosted by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) are commencing across the country in the coming weeks, with a focus on Australian tax obligations and foreign investment in Australia.
Of particular interest to any investors or professional representatives in the areas of real estate or property management, the sessions will explain the key changes to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 and how this affects international property investment in Australia.
Events will be held in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, beginning from April and ending in May. All sessions will be conducted in both English and Mandarin.
More information and registration links for all available sessions can be found on the ATO website at ato.gov.au/InternationalTaxEducation
Parramatta City Council will take its regular meetings to its neighbourhoods providing a chance for communities to meet their Councillors and witness democracy in action.
The next meeting will be held at the Reg Byrne Community Centre in Wentworthville on Monday 11 April when residents will have a chance to mingle with councillors and enjoy a free sausage sizzle from 5.30pm.
Caroline Chisholm and Arthur Phillip Ward Councillors will be on hand to discuss local projects and ward issues before the Council meeting commences at 6.45pm.
“I am very pleased that we have the opportunity to take our Council meetings to the neighbourhoods. At the end of last year I called for 2016 to be dedicated to ‘Our Community, The People We Serve’ and this is part of fulfilling our promise to focus on our neighbourhoods and the issues that are important to our residents,” Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr Paul Garrard said.
“I encourage you to come along and meet those who serve your community, learn about what Council is doing to improve your neighbourhood, tell us what you would like to see in your suburb and ask any questions you may have about issues in your area.”
Council meetings have been held at a temporary location at Granville Town Hall since the Council Chambers building closed in December in preparation for the development of a new world-class civic and community building in Parramatta Square.
Upcoming Council meeting locations:
Monday 11 April - Reg Byrne Community Centre, Wentworthville
Tuesday 26 April - Granville Town Hall
Monday 9 May - Riverside Theatres, Lennox Theatre
Monday 23 May - Ermington Community Hall
Tuesday 14 June - Dundas Community Hall
Monday 27 June - Granville Town Hall
Monday 11 July - Granville Town Hall
Monday 25 July - Granville Town Hall
For media enquiries please contact: Parramatta City Council Media Advisors:
Alice Coote Terry Aylett
t: 02 9806 5803 t: 02 9806 5056
m: 0427 905 885 m: 0409 712 815
See poster for other details
9 Day Novena Mass - 7 April – 15 April 2016 7:00 PM
(except Saturday 9 April 2016, novena mass is at 7:30pm)
St Aidan’s Parish
16 April 2016 – Saturday – Fiesta Day
10:30 AM – Blessing of the new St Pedro Calungsod Image
at the shrine
11:00 AM - Concelebrated Mass
12:00 NOON - Lunch / Fellowship / Entertainment
ST. AIDAN’S PARISH CHURCH
9 Adelaide St., Rooty Hill
* On the fiesta day, everyone is encouraged to wear RED as it is the colour of Martyrdom *
• Daily Novena is open for individual/family/group and community sponsorship.
May we also request that you prepare light refreshment for our nightly fellowship.
• On the fiesta day representatives from some of the novena sponsors may be asked to participate in the liturgy as readers and offerers.
• We also request for everyone to bring a plate to share on the Fiesta Day. Please contact any of our brothers and sisters below for food coordination.
• A programme will be held during the fiesta day lunch /fellowship so please let us know if you wish to give a presentation.
For inquiries and/or Novena / Fiesta Sponsorship:
Gideon/ Aline - 0416876912 / 0433523253
Fred / Fely - 0428266334
Manny / Chit - 0401885530 / 0422535639
Ed / Prescy - 0414412857 / 0435757830
Dong / Nida - 0411848312 / 0423204531
Boboy/Beth - 0403305978
Nati - 0424931961