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Library, Council team up

The State Library of NSW is partnering with Randwick City Library in a new initiative to give library members free 24/7 access to millions of online resources. From October 10, every resident in the Randwick LGA with a library card can tap into free e-resources offered by the State Library including local and international newspapers, full-text articles and journals, reliable health and business information, and online encyclopedias. “Our e-resources cover all areas – family history, business, fashion, film – so residents are sure to discover links related to their own personal interests,” said NSW State Librarian & Chief Executive Dr Alex Byrne.

World Animal Day celebrations

Veterinarians are encouraging Australians to give extra attention to animals as people across the globe celebrate Word Animal Day this Friday, October 4. “World Animal Day is set aside to celebrate animal life in all its forms,” said Dr Ben Gardiner, President of the Australian Veterinary Association. “Animals are a vital and valuable part of the human experience.” Tickets are still available for a World Animal Day fundraiser hosted by the state’s premier animal rights group, Animal Liberation NSW. Tickets to the ‘Animals and Art’ event ($45), to be held from 6.30pm at Sydney Boy’s High School, can be purchased by emailing sydneyhq@animal-lib.org.au or phoning (02) 9262 3221.

Sydney hosts Local Government Conference

The Governor of NSW, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir, officially opened the Local Government NSW Annual Conference yesterday (Wednesday, October 2) at Sydney Town Hall. Topics scheduled for discussion include proposed changes to the state’s planning system and possible changes to LGA boundaries. Guests scheduled to speak include NSW Minister for Local Government Don Page, NSW Leader of the Opposition John Robertson and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

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