Disability awards open

Nominations for the 2014 National Disability Awards are open until July 18.

The awards give Australians the opportunity to celebrate the individuals and organisations that have a positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities.

Residents are encouraged to identify and nominate individuals and organisations who are helping to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

This year there are eight award categories, including lifetime achievement, emerging leaders and improving education outcomes.

Each highlights an area where champions of people with disabilities are making a difference.

To make a nomination go to or call 1800 672 682.

No smoking at sport

Whether you're attending your daughter's netball game this weekend or cheering on the Parramatta Eels, all sport spectator areas — big or small — are now smoke-free, Riverstone MP Kevin Conolly said.

He said people may not be aware that smoking is now banned in all outdoor spectator areas of sports grounds during organised sports and that there are $300 on-the-spot fines for anyone in breach of this law.

"These bans protect everyone from harmful second-hand smoke," Mr Conolly said.

■ Learn more:, or call the Tobacco Information Line on 1800 357 412.