Friday, 27 November 2009

Region. Ken Henry to speak at symposium

The Whitlam Institute, based at the UWS Parramatta campus, in partnership with the UWS School of Economics and Finance, are hosting a day-long symposium on possible future directions for Australia's economy in the new international environment. Federal Treasury Secretary, Dr Ken Henry, will be among the speakers at the event at the InterContinental Sydney, on Monday, November 30, at 9:00 am. Director of the Whitlam Institute, Mr Eric Sidoti, said the symposium offers a rare opportunity to hear from our key economic players and policy makers. UWS Chancellor, John Phillips, will open the event.


Penrith. New patron of women's group

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, the director of Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), has become patron of the Panthers Women in League. Ms Macgregor has developed a relationship between the MCA and the Panthers through the C3West initiative, which encourages businesses and artists to work together in innovative ways. “Elizabeth … is such an asset to the group of ladies who make up Panthers Women in League,” a spokeswoman said.

Smithfield. 'Shamed' for the second time

The NSW Food Authority has “named and shamed” the Red Rooster outlet, at Smithfield, for the second time in less than a year. With six separate fines to its name, the fast food restaurant, on the Cumberland Highway, has more listings on the authority’s website than any other business in the Fairfield local government area. Red Rooster has clocked up almost $4000 in fines after visits from inspectors in November last year. A total of 1710 NSW businesses are listed on the “name and shame” website. Almost 50 are from Fairfield, according to the Fairfield Advance.


Marsden Park. Precinct plan on exhibition

The Department of Planning has placed on public exhibition amendments including development controls for the Marsden Park Industrial Precinct and part of the adjacent Marsden Park Precinct, in the North-West Growth Centre.