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May 2010

80 More Jobs Slashed from North Coast Area Health Service

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said today that despite reports that waiting lists in NSW have blown out to an all time high of 67,478 patients, the North Coast Area Health Service (NCAHS) is continuing with the NSW Labor Government’s cost cutting exercise to remove 420 positions. I have been advised that currently a further 80 positions are being made redundant.  This will place huge stress on nursing and medical staff working at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus,” Mr Fraser said. “This could also result in a decrease…

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Regional Acheivement and Community Awards Nominations Open

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser,  would like to encourage people to recognise those who dedicate their time to enhancing our local community by lodging a nomination through the NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards. “The Regional Achievement and Community Awards are a fantastic way to encourage and support local individuals or groups and if you know of, or even are someone, who you feel is worthy of recognition, please take the time to nominate these invaluable people. “Nominations are open in the following categories: The Land and Property…

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Englands Road Waste Depot on the Nose

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has taken the opportunity to raise in State Parliament the concerns of a number of constituents regarding the stench emanating from the Englands Road Waste Depot.   “The waste facility at Englands Road has been in operation for about five years.   “Unfortunately a very unpleasant stench is emanating from the facility and I believe it is appalling that people should be expected to live and work near the facility under these conditions,” Mr Fraser said.   “It is not only affecting those…

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Disaster Assistance Grants Still Not Paid

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is outraged that hundreds of thousands of dollars of disaster relief assistance grants have still not been paid to Coffs Harbour City Council agencies and sporting groups by the State Government. “It is my understanding that these grants have been approved through the usual Treasury process, however the Minister responsible has not yet signed the cheques. “The people of Coffs Harbour suffered badly as a result of last years multiple floods and a number of State Government Ministers took the opportunity to fly…

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Fraser Encourgaes Local Organisations to Apply for $2 Million

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, would like to encourage interested community organisations to apply for a Woolworths Fresh Food Rescue Grant. “I applaud the campaign by Woolworths in its campaign to reduce the amount of surplus food that is thrown out.   “Woolworths is making $2 million available to community organisations to help them provide healthy and nutritious food to their clients by making grants available for the purchase of infrastructure needs, such as refrigerators, storage and equipment,” Mr Fraser said. “To be eligible an organisation must be not-for-profit,…

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No New Police for Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command

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  The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is extremely disappointed at today’s announcement in regard to the allocation of the latest Police recruits.   “A total of 131 new Police recruits graduated today, and I am appalled that none of these extra Police Officers have been allocated to the Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command,” Mr Fraser said.   “There are currently 60 unfilled slots in the current roster in the Coffs/Clarence LAC.”   “These unfilled slots are putting an enormous amount of pressure on the remaining Police Officers as they…

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Minister Sartor does not read his own press releases

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today slammed the Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor, over his lack of understanding of his own portfolio and lack of knowledge in relation to the proposed changes to the Solitary Island Marine Park. “In a radio interview with 2MC’s News Director, Mr Nick O’Callaghan, yesterday, Mr Sartor made some amazing statements,” Mr Fraser said. “He claimed that increasing the sanctuary zones from 12% to 20% was a fairly ‘minor’ change, and he also admitted to not knowing that his…

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