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May 2014

FRASER ENCOURAGES LOCAL APPRENTICES TO APPLY FOR $15,000 TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS

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  FRASER ENCOURAGES LOCAL APPRENTICES TO APPLY FOR $15,000 TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged local first year apprentices who are experiencing financial hardship to apply for a $15,000 scholarship from the NSW Government.   Mr Fraser said the scholarships are part of a new $2.4 million scholarship program to assist apprentices who need additional financial support.   “The NSW Government is offering 40 scholarships, each worth $15,000 over three years, for beginning apprentices who have demonstrated financial hardship in completing their qualification,” Mr Fraser…

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LEG UP FOR HOUSING TENANTS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE ENTERING TERTIARY STUDY

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  LEG UP FOR HOUSING TENANTS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE ENTERING TERTIARY STUDY   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged social housing tenants throughout the Coffs Harbour electorate who intend to pursue tertiary education to apply for a new grant aimed at giving disadvantaged students a financial leg-up into tertiary study.   “Social housing has always been about offering the most vulnerable people in our community a hand up, not a hand out,” Mr Fraser said.   “The ‘Grants for Graduation’ program, to beadministeredbyTheSmithFamily, will give disadvantaged…

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REDUCED RED TAPE MEANS $800 SAVING FOR NEW HOME BUILDERS

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  REDUCED RED TAPE MEANS $800 SAVING FOR NEW HOME BUILDERS   Local families building new homes can save $800 under new arrangements for approvals in bushfire-prone areas, which put safety first while making it easier and cheaper to build, and remove duplication, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said today.   The changes remove the need for local home-builders to do an assessment of bushfire risk when they lodge their DA to build if the Rural Fire Service (RFS) has undertaken an upfront assessment of bushfire risk at the…

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LOCAL MEMBER ENCOURAGES LOCAL BUSINESSES TO VISIT THE SMALL BIZ BUS

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  LOCAL MEMBER ENCOURAGES LOCAL BUSINESSES TO VISIT THE SMALL BIZ BUS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging local small businesses to take advantage of the expert business advice on offer when the Small Biz Bus visits Coffs Harbour on Friday, 13 June.   “Having the Small Biz Bus here gives local business operators a great opportunity to get high quality advice and find out what services are available to assist them in the longer term,” Mr Fraser said.   The Small Biz Bus is a mobile…

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NEW CARDIO RESPIRATORY MONITOR TO BENEFIT SICK LOCAL KIDS

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  NEW CARDIO RESPIRATORY MONITOR TO BENEFIT SICK LOCAL KIDS   Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser MP today announced a new cardio respiratory monitor for Coffs Harbour Hospital.   Mr Fraser said the intellivue cardio respiratory monitor, which is worth nearly $20,000, will be stationed in the paediatric unit at Coffs Harbour Hospital.   “This cardio respiratory monitor is an invaluable addition to our hospital for the specialised, vital care it will provide for some of our smallest patients,” Mr Fraser said.   “This state-of-the-art machine is a life-saving…

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NSW CARERS AWARDS – SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON CARERS

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  NSW CARERS AWARDS – SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON CARERS   Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka and Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today opened nominations for the 2014 NSW Carers Awards and encouraged the community to nominate themselves or someone they know.   Mr Ajaka said the NSW Carers Awards gives the community an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contributions being made by unpaid carers. “There are 850,000 carers in NSW – that means one in ten people have dedicated their lives to looking after a…

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FRASER ENCOURAGES LOCAL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS TO APPLY FOR MINISTER’S AWARDS

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  FRASER ENCOURAGES LOCAL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS TO APPLY FOR MINISTER’S AWARDS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging schools to nominate their best and brightest students and teachers for the Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Student Achievement and the Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.   Mr Fraser aid the awards acknowledge the outstanding work of senior students and teachers in NSW Public Schools.   “The Excellence in Student Achievement is a prestigious award for students in Year 12 who have demonstrated high academic achievement, leadership and…

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NSW GOVERNMENT PROVIDES COFFS HARBOUR CITY COUNCIL FUNDING FOR WASTE REDUCTION AND RECYCLING PROGRAMS

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  NSW GOVERNMENT PROVIDES COFFS HARBOUR CITY COUNCIL FUNDING FOR WASTE REDUCTION AND RECYCLING PROGRAMS   Coffs Harbour City Council will receive $207,873.19 in funding from the NSW Government to improve waste and recycling performance as part of the $465.7 million Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, Environment Minister Rob Stokes announced today.   Mr Stokes said the funding for the $70 million dollar four-year Better Waste and Recycling Fund designed by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will support council-run waste and recycling projects in the state’s waste-levy paying area.  …

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COMMERCIAL FISHERIES REFORM PROGRAM CONSULTATION PERIOD EXTENDED

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  COMMERCIAL FISHERIES REFORM PROGRAM CONSULTATION PERIOD EXTENDED   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has announced an extension for submissions on a series of options papers which propose changes to the commercial fisheries industry.   NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has extended the closing date for submissions on the Commercial Fisheries Reform Program to 5pm, Friday 30 May, to allow commercial and recreational anglers – and other interested members of the community – more time to prepare a submission.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government is…

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WORK STARTS ON $8.5 MILLION INTERSECTION UPGRADE AT COFFS HARBOUR

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  WORK STARTS ON $8.5 MILLION INTERSECTION UPGRADE AT COFFS HARBOUR     Safety at the intersection of Cook Drive and Pacific Highway in Coffs Harbour will be improved with work on an $8.5 million upgrade now under way.   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser MP, said more than 30,000 vehicles use this intersection each day and the figure is expected to rise to 45,000 by 2021.   “The NSW Government has committed $8.5 million to upgrade this section of the Pacific Highway to improve traffic flow and…

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