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August 2011

$5000 Boost for Coffs Harbour Electorate Preschool

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Additional funding to bolster the work of small preschools in Coffs Harbour has been welcomed by the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser. Mr Fraser said the NSW Government is providing a grant of $5000 to Mountain Preschool Lowanna for books and other educational resources for children. “The benefits of early childhood learning experiences for a child’s education, health and development at school and into adult life are beyond question,” Mr Fraser said. “The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to every child having access to preschool programs. “Often…

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$5000 Boost for Coffs Harbour Electorate Preschool

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Additional funding to bolster the work of small preschools in Coffs Harbour has been welcomed by the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser. Mr Fraser said the NSW Government is providing a grant of $5000 to Mountain Preschool Lowanna for books and other educational resources for children. “The benefits of early childhood learning experiences for a child’s education, health and development at school and into adult life are beyond question,” Mr Fraser said. “The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to every child having access to preschool programs. “Often…

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New regulations for Repaired Goods

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he Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcome new regulations under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) which mean that consumers must now be officially notified in advance if goods needing repair are going to be replaced with refurbished goods or repaired with the use of refurbished parts. Consumers then have the choice as to whether to accept refurbished parts or products. “The new law was prompted by a NSW consumer who discovered, after arranging for his phone to be fixed, that the handset he received back was actually a…

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Dental Health Taskforce Announced

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed the establishment of a Dental Health Taskforce to develop a plan to reduce dental waiting times, address public dentistry workforce shortages and increase sustainable dental services to match local needs.  “Our election commitment to reform the delivery of dental services and improve dental outcomes for the people of NSW is a key priority for the NSW Government,” Mr Fraser said.  “The Dental Health Taskforce will develop a comprehensive NSW Dental Health Action Plan to return quality services to dental health and…

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Seniors Week 2012 Achievement Award Nominations Now Open

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2012 NSW Seniors Week Achievement Awards are now open.  “The Achievement Awards recognise seniors across the state for their contribution to the development of the community and their leadership and initiative”, Mr Fraser said.  “These awards provide a wonderful opportunity to formally thank older people for the contributions they make to our community”, Mr Fraser added. 2012 Seniors Week will be held from 18 to 25 March 2012.  Individuals or groups can be nominated in…

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Coffs Pubs and Clubs Prepare for Rally Crowds

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Pubs and clubs in Coffs Harbour will be given expert advice on how to strengthen alcohol and security management to help them prepare for large crowds during the World Rally Championship next month. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing is holding free responsible service of alcohol workshops for local bar and security staff. Mr Fraser said the workshops would help venues improve compliance with the liquor laws and introduce measures to reduce intoxication and associated impacts such as anti-social behaviour. The…

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Still Waiting on Federal Government to Approve Natural Disaster Relief Grants

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is calling on the Federal Government to support the recommendation of the State Government to activate Category C assistance  for primary producers and small businesses in respect to the June mid-north coast floods.  “Under Category C of the Commonwealth/State Government funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements, eligible farmers and small business owners can apply for cash grants of up to $15,000 to help them clean up and recover from the floods.  “It is now nearly two weeks since the State Government activated…

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Nominate a Local Hero

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There are just a few weeks left to nominate local volunteers for the 2011 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award, the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said today. Mr Fraser said nominations for the awards will close on Wednesday, 31 August. “The annual awards recognise the outstanding efforts of the 2.4 million volunteers in NSW and promote the importance of volunteering to the community and economy.  The awards will recognise a Youth Volunteer of the Year, Senior Volunteer of the Year and 19 regional winners. “There are also awards…

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Fraser Thanks Minister Souris for his support for World Rally Championships

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has taken the opportunity to raise in State Parliament his support for applications being lodged by local restaurants, pubs and clubs with the Casino, Liquor and Gaming Control Authority for extended trading hours during the running of the World Rally Championships.  “The World Rally Championships to be held in Coffs Harbour from 8 to 11 September and will bring an influx of visitors to the area,” Mr Fraser said.  “A number of local restaurants and hotel owners have applied for variations to their…

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NSW Legislation to deliver for Club Movement

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The NSW Government has introduced legislation to the Parliament which will save many clubs and help others expand their services to the local community, Andrew Fraser, the Member for Coffs Harbour said today. “This will deliver a $285 million boost for registered clubs and community programs and services across the State, including the Coffs Harbour electorate, because the Gaming Machine Tax Amendment Bill reduces tax paid by registered clubs and introduces beneficial changes to the Club Community Support Scheme,” Mr Fraser said. “Clubs are a vital part of our community…

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