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Sydney welcomes Scoot

1 December 2011

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell today announced Asia's newest long-haul budget airline, Scoot, had chosen Sydney for its first international route- injecting about $150 million a year to the NSW economy.

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Opera on Sydney Harbour promotion in Hong Kong

30 November 2011

One of the world's greatest outdoor events - Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour - is being sold to wealthy Chinese with a major promotional campaign beginning today.

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Western Sydney welcomes historic NAB AFL draft

25 November 2011

Minister for Sport and Recreation, Graham Annesley, will join the AFL's movers and shakers in Western Sydney at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre to witness history in the making when the 2011 NAB AFL Draft is held for the first time in NSW.

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Destination NSW establishes in India

25 November 2011

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, today announced that Destination NSW is opening an office in India, in recognition of the importance of the market for the State's tourism.

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Virgin Australia to create up to 250 more cabin crew and supervisor jobs in Sydney

24 November 2011

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality, Racing and the Arts, George Souris today welcomed Virgin Australia's announcement that it will expand its Sydney workforce, creating up to 250 new jobs.

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Newcastle to shine in global surfing spotlight

24 November 2011

Today at the new Surfhouse at Merewether Beach, Local Member for Newcastle, Tim Owen announced Surfest 2012 has successfully achieved ranking as a six-star World Qualifying Series Men's and Women's event, as part of the Australian Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour.

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Sydney Airport and Destination NSW partner to boost tourism

23 November 2011

Sydney Airport and Destination NSW are joining forces to boost tourism, attract new airlines and increase airline services to Sydney as part of a new visitor economy partnership agreement, announced today.

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Minister congratulates winners of Tourism Awards

18 November 2011

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing and Minister for the Arts, George Souris, has congratulated the winners in 30 categories at the 2011 NSW Tourism Awards announced last night.

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Minister congratulates winners of Tourism Awards

18 November 2011

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing and Minister for the Arts, George Souris, has congratulated the winners in 30 categories at the 2011 NSW Tourism Awards announced last night.

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2011 ARIA Awards nominations announced

9 November 2011

With just over six weeks until the 25th Anniversary ARIA Awards, the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) today announced the Nominees in all categories.

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