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December 2010

Fraser welcomes new police recruits to the Coffs/ Clarence LAC

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is pleased to learn that the Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command is to receive five new Police Recruits.   “There are a total of 711 Probationary Constables attesting from the Goulburn Police College today and I congratulate these fine young men and women on their chosen career,” Mr Fraser said.   “These new recruits will be welcome in the area, particularly coming into the busy Christmas holiday period, however I believe that we still need more Police officers,” Mr Fraser said.   “These recruits…

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Barbara Hogbin Receives Community Service Award

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Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has presented a NSW Government Community Service Award to Mrs Barbara Hogbin.   “A number of generations of the Hogbin family should be recognised for their enthusiasm and dedication to the people of Coffs Harbour,” Mr Fraser said.   “Cr A E (Eric) Hogbin was a previous Shire President of the Shire of Coffs Harbour, prior to it becoming a Council, who fulfilled his role with commitment and passion and he was also President of the Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce.   “His son,…

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Sawtell Hotel Wins State Award

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is pleased to congratulate Sawtell Hotel on receiving “One Schooner” in the recently released Good Pub Food Guide 2011.   The inaugural publication is sponsored by the Australian Hotels Association and published by the Sydney Morning Herald, joining other similar annual publications such as the Good Food Guides and Good Wine Guides.    “It is a wonderful achievement for Sawtell Hotel to be awarded One Schooner in this new guide.  Out of 1600 pubs throughout New South Wales, only around 390 made it…

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$710,225 for Community Projects in the Coffs Harbour Electorate

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Fourteen community and sporting organisations in the Coffs Harbour electorate will share in the $700,000 Community Building Partnership Grants Programme, the Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said today. Mr Fraser said applications totalling $1.5 million had been submitted to share in the $700,000 on offer through the programme. “There were a total of 24 projects considered, all very deserving and all of great benefit to the community. “It is a great pity that all the projects could not be approved under the programme, however, I would like to…

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Funding Received for Seniors Week Activities in Coffs Harbour

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“The NSW Seniors Week Grant programme, which is administered by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) provides $175,000 in grant funding for NSW Seniors Week projects and I am pleased that some of this funding has been allocated to the Coffs Harbour electorate.  “NSW Seniors Week will be held from 20 to 27 March 2011 and a number of activities have been planned for Coffs Harbour.  “I would like to congratulate the successful applicants, and the projects to receive funding area:  Coffs Harbour City Council – Seniors…

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Despite Govt spin, health crisis remains at Coffs Harbour Health Campus ED

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has raised in Parliament today the continuing crisis in the Emergency Department (ED) at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus (CHHC). “Recent media reports by the State Government claimed that health targets were being met, however, a document leaked to my office this week, signed by six Emergency Specialists and addressed to the Chief Executive of the North Coast Area Health Service, confirms there is a definite staffing crisis in the ED at the CHHC and the welfare of the patients is being put…

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NSW Liberals & Nationals to Increase Patient Travel Scheme Payments by $100 Average

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Patients in and around the Coffs Harbour electorate will benefit by an average of $100 following the NSW Liberals & Nationals announcement to boost the Isolated Patient Transport and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS), the Member for Coffs Harbour said today. The IPTAAS budget will be increased by 50%, injecting an extra $28 million into the scheme over the first four years of a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government.  “This is a huge win for Coffs Harbour electorate patients who are forced to travel long distances to get the health care…

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Destructive Vandalism Cannot Be Tolerated

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Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, was horrified at the recent spate of destructive vandalism at Park Beach.  Mr Fraser said that the trashing of 12 cars was senseless and beyond belief.  “I certainly hope Police investigations will result in the apprehension of this group of perpetrators and the Courts impose very stiff penalties.  The community needs to send a very clear message to these people that such wanton acts of vandalism will not be tolerated,” Mr Fraser said.  “This mindless vandalism also demonstrates the urgent need for more Police…

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