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March 2013

$1.5M SIMULATION LEARNING CENTRE OPENS AT COFFS HARBOUR

By | Health, Local, Media Releases

  $1.5M SIMULATION LEARNING CENTRE OPENS AT COFFS HARBOUR   Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today joined Mid North Coast Local Health District Chief Executive Stewart Dowrick to officially open the new $1.5 million Interprofessional Simulation Centre (iSimCentre).   The innovative project has been funded through the Commonwealth Government Health Workforce Australia Simulated Learning Environment (SLE) program.   Mr Fraser said the centre promotes teamwork, with clinicians from various disciplines working together in providing clinical care.   “The centre aims to integrate nursing, medicine, midwifery and Allied Health students…

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FRASER CALLS ON TORBAY TO COME CLEAN

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  FRASER CALLS ON TORBAY TO COME CLEAN   The Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today called on Richard Torbay to explain to the people of Northern Tablelands, the people of New England, the people of NSW and The Nationals the true reasons behind his sudden resignation from the State Parliament and as Chancellor of the University of New England.   Mr Fraser said the people of NSW have a right to know what is behind Mr Torbay’s sudden resignation.   “Media reports of undeclared pecuniary interests and…

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FRASER CALLS FOR REVIEW OF CATEGORY C CRITERIA

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    FRASER CALLS FOR REVIEW OF CATEGORY C CRITERIA   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is calling on the Federal Government to simplify the Category C criteria to ensure that the changes made by the Federal Government last November, without consultation with the NSW Government, are overturned in order for Category C nominations to be made in a far more timely and fair manner.   “The current criteria, as laid down by the Federal Government, dictates that 30 per cent of the area must be affected with…

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PACIFIC HIGHWAY WORK STARTS AT KORORA

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  PACIFIC HIGHWAY WORK STARTS AT KORORA   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced improvement work has started at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Old Coast Road at Korora.   “This is good news for all road users as it will improve safety at the intersection,” Mr Fraser said.    “The work involves moving medians and widening the northbound turning lane into Old Coast Road. A new road surface will also be installed on the Pacific Highway.   “This important $300,000 NSW Government funded work…

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$40 MILLION PUBLIC SCHOOL UPGRADE PROGRAM

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    $40 MILLION PUBLIC SCHOOL UPGRADE PROGRAM   NSW Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said public schools in the Coffs Harbour electorate can now apply for the third round of funding for building upgrades and maintenance under the NSW Liberal & Nationals Government’s $40 million Public School Upgrade Program.   “The first round projects have been completed, the second round projects are currently underway and I am pleased to announce applications are now open for round three,” Mr Piccoli said.   “Schools…

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ENVIRONMENT MINISTER PROMOTES BUSINESS BENEFITS DURING COFFS HARBOUR VISIT

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    ENVIRONMENT MINISTER PROMOTES BUSINESS BENEFITS DURING COFFS HARBOUR VISIT   Local business and the community benefit from sustainable management, especially through the Government’s Sustainability Advantage Program, Environment Minister Robyn Parker said today during a visit to Coffs Harbour.   Ms Parker was speaking during an inspection with the Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser of the local Handybin Waste Services facility which has been a Sustainability Advantage Program member since 2009.   “Through its strong community engagement, Handybin has helped to ensure the Coffs Coast has one of…

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NSW SAFEST DRIVERS ARE IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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    NSW SAFEST DRIVERS ARE IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said that motorists in the Coffs Harbour electorate are among the safest drivers in the state according to figures on the take-up of half price driver’s licences.   “The government announced last year that motorists with a clean driving record for 5 years would receive a 50% discount on the costs of their licence,” Mr Fraser said.   “Figures from RMS show more motorists from the Coffs Harbour electorate have taken up…

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