From July 1 a few legislative changes have taken place including the following -
- Boaters can now download a digital Boat Driving Licence, following the rollout of digital boat licences and vessel registrations across the state.
Digital licences can be accessed or renewed within minutes not days which is great news for boating enthusiasts.
The only exception is for personal watercraft licence holders who need to carry physical licences when out on a jet ski, as photo identification is required.
Users who choose to carry only a digital licence must ensure their device remains charged and accessible, whilst digital licences can be accessed on another smartphone or tablet by securely signing into the Service NSW app when in mobile reception
For more information visit a Service NSW Centre or go to www.service.nsw.gov.au
- The NSW Government’s landmark Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme has opened.
It is part of a comprehensive response that also includes a healing fund to address intergenerational trauma and direct funding for survivor organisations.
The Scheme, which will operate for a period of five years.
The NSW Government is also working with key stakeholders to improve access to family records for Stolen Generations survivors and their families.
Individuals are encouraged to visit the Aboriginal Affairs website for more information, including how to make an application www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au/stolen-generations