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January 2013

NSW GOVERNMENT REVERSES LABOR’S BAN ON ELECTRIC HOT WATER SYSTEMS

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  NSW GOVERNMENT REVERSES LABOR’S BAN ON ELECTRIC HOT WATER SYSTEMS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser has welcomed the NSW Government’s decision to overturn the former Labor Government’s ban on hot water heaters.   Late last year Energy Minister Chris Hartcher announced the reversal of Labor’s decision to phase out electric hot water systems, meaning households will no longer be forced into buying expensive new systems.   “The overwhelming majority of households in Coffs Harbour do not have the option of gas hot water from a reticulated system,…

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NATURAL DISASTERS DECLARED FOR THE COFFS HARBOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

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    NATURAL DISASTERS DECLARED FOR THE COFFS HARBOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, welcomed the joint announcement by the NSW Premier, the Hon Barry O’Farrell MP, and Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard MP, that the Coffs Harbour local government area has been declared a natural disaster area. “The heavy rain over the Australia Day  long weekend has caused thousands of dollars worth of damage around the area and I was very pleased that the Premier and Prime Minister has acted quickly in…

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FRASER THANKS EMERGENCY SERVICES

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              FRASER THANKS EMERGENCY SERVICES     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today thanked the local and visiting State Emergency Service volunteers for their fantastic service during the storm event that the Coffs Harbour electorate experienced over the long weekend.   Mr Fraser said, “not only were our own local SES volunteers out sandbagging, removing trees and rescuing people from rising floodwaters, but also visiting crews from the Sydney area were here to assist as well”.   State emergency volunteers attended in…

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ABORIGINAL ARTISTS IN COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR GOVERNMENT FUNDING

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      ABORIGINAL ARTISTS IN COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR GOVERNMENT FUNDING The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser today encouraged Indigenous arts organisations and individual artists in the Coffs Harbour electorate to apply for a share of $100,000 in Government funding to help showcase and promote Aboriginal arts. Mr Fraser said funding through the Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund (ARAF) aims to support projects that promote and celebrate Indigenous arts in rural NSW. Funding is available of up to $3,000 for individual artists and $15,000 for…

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ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE NSW GOVERNMENT’S HOME POWER SAVING PROGRAM

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  ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE NSW GOVERNMENT’S HOME POWER SAVING PROGRAM     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, would like to encourage eligible households in the Coffs Harbour electorate to take part in the NSW Government’s Home Power Saving Program.   “This free program helps pensioners, veterans and those most in need to reduce their power usage, driving downward pressures on the cost of living,” Mr Fraser said.   “All eligible households who join the program receive a free in-home power assessment by an energy…

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Seniors Week Grants

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SENIORS WEEK GRANTS The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is pleased to advise that funding has been approved for the Coffs Harbour electorate from the 2013 NSW Seniors Week Grants program. “NSW Seniors Week will be held from 17 to 24 March 2013,” Mr Fraser said. “It is a time to celebrate the valuable contribution older people make to our local communities and indeed throughout rural and regional NSW. “Seniors Week is about challenging age related stereotypes in our society. The week invites people to consider their own relationships…

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FRASER URGES COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE RESIDENTS TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH FIRE UPDATES

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FRASER URGES COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE RESIDENTS TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH FIRE UPDATES The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is urging residents in the Coffs Harbour electorate to stay up to date with the extreme weather and fire updates being provided by the NSW Rural Fire Service. “With NSW facing its third hottest day on record since record keeping began 150 years ago, it is vital that residents take note of the situation in their local areas,” Mr Fraser said. “Record temperatures combined with strong dry winds make…

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