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April 2014

ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION SALE

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  ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION SALE     Over the past few days many people have queried my position and The Nationals position in relation to the sale of the poles and wires.   Last year’s State Conference of The Nationals held in Bathurst, voted unanimously to oppose any sale of the poles and wires.   I fully support that position.   The distribution networks for power companies provide thousands of jobs across NSW and I am not prepared to see those jobs put in jeopardy for a one off return which,…

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TRANSPORT FOR NSW SUPPORTS FATALITY FREE FRIDAY

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  TRANSPORT FOR NSW SUPPORTS FATALITY FREE FRIDAY   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today backed a community road safety event to be held at Coffs Harbour to mark the 2014 Fatality Free Friday – an initiative to draw community attention to the personal role we can all play in making NSW roads safer.   “While law enforcement and road rules are the backbone of safe roads, there is no substitute for driver vigilance and road users making a personal commitment to safe behaviour,” Mr Fraser said.   “We…

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COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE TO BENEFIT FROM NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDING

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  COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE TO BENEFIT FROM NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDING   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced that Coffs Harbour City Council will benefit from a share of a $2.3 million NSW Government grant to promote the area and drive tourism to the region.   The funding is part of the NSW Government’s $21.6 million commitment to the Regional Visitor Economy Fund over three years, to help boost local economies across regional NSW and contribute to doubling overnight visitor expenditure by 2020.   “It gives me great pleasure…

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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  APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today called on local artists and arts organisations to apply for funding in 2015 under the new Arts and Cultural Development Program.   “The Arts and Cultural Development Program is being introduced for the 2014-15 financial year, replacing the previous Arts Funding Program, following a review in 2013,” Mr Fraser said.   “The new program will reward success and increase the stability of funding for artists, arts and cultural workers and organisations.  …

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CRIME STATISTICS SHOW RECORD LOW

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  CRIME STATISTICS SHOW RECORD LOW Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the latest crime statistics released by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) that show many crimes trending down and many at their lowest record levels in over 20 years. “It is extremely encouraging to see so many crimes going down and shows the extra 505 Police Officers the Liberal & Nationals Government has delivered is helping to reduce crime,” Mr Fraser said. “This Government is delivering on its commitment to increase police resources and…

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$60,000 GRANT FOR COFFS HARBOUR SHOWGROUND UPGRADES

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  $60,000 GRANT FOR COFFS HARBOUR SHOWGROUND UPGRADES     Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Andrew Stoner and Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser have announced a $60,000 grant to support the Coffs Harbour Showground.   The funds have been made available under the NSW Government’s 2013/14 Public Reserves Management Fund (PRMF) Supplementary Showgrounds Round.   Mr Fraser was pleased the region was able to share in this supplementary round of the PRMF, which was dedicated to the development, maintenance and improvement of showgrounds.   “The…

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PRICE RELIEF FOR MORE NSW FAMILIES

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  PRICE RELIEF FOR MORE NSW FAMILIES     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today praised the NSW Government’s announcement to free up retail electricity prices with the regulated power market coming to an end on 1 July 2014.   Mr Fraser said for the first time in 15 years customers with regulated electricity prices will see a reduction on their bill.   “Removing regulated electricity prices means the power companies need to earn your business and that means greater choice and better prices,” Mr Fraser said.  …

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FAIR’S FAIR – LOCAL PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS URGED TO PAY THEIR SHARE

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  FAIR’S FAIR – LOCAL PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS URGED TO PAY THEIR SHARE   Public Housing tenants across the Coffs Harbour electorate are being urged to do the right thing and ensure they are paying their fair share of rent as part of a state wide amnesty on undeclared income, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said today.   Public housing rents are based on a household’s income, so it is important that tenants declare all the income they and household members receive.  Normally, tenants face backdating of rent if…

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LOCAL TEACHERS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR PREMIER’S SCHOLARSHIPS

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  LOCAL TEACHERS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR PREMIER’S SCHOLARSHIPS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has encouraged interested teachers to apply for the 2014 round of the NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships.   Mr Fraser said 22 scholarships in 12 program areas are on offer for teachers in NSW government and non-government schools and TAFE NSW Institutes.   “The scholarships give teachers the opportunity to study overseas, carry out research in an area of interest, and further their professional growth and development,” Mr Fraser said.   “The scholarships are designed…

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