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November 2014

LEGAL KNOW HOW IN FREE 2015 DIARY FOR OLDER CITIZENS

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  LEGAL KNOW HOW IN FREE 2015 DIARY FOR OLDER CITIZENS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has advised that legal information on topics of special importance to older members of the community is available free in a new diary.   “The diary can help older citizens find out whom to contact about their problem or where to get advice about issues as diverse as aged care, family issues and wills,” Mr Fraser said   “The 2015 Legal Topics for Older Persons Diary has been produced by Legal Aid…

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$6.5 MILLION IN HERITAGE FUNDING FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES

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  $6.5 MILLION IN HERITAGE FUNDING FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES   The NSW Government is calling for applications to the NSW Heritage Grants program, which making $6.5 million available for heritage and conservation over the next two years.   Mr Fraser said the grants will help local communities preserve tangible reminders of our past and conserve them for future generations.   “The funding will enable local communities throughout NSW to protect and preserve our rich cultural and architectural heritage,” Mr Fraser said.   “This excellent program provides practical support to communities…

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REGIONAL EVENT FUNDING BOOST FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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REGIONAL EVENT FUNDING BOOST FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE Minister for Regional Tourism and Member for Monaro, the Hon John Barilaro MP said the Coffs Harbour electorate will benefit from $30,000 in funding under the Regional Flagship Events Programme. “In the year ended June 2014, visitors spent $13.5 billion in our regions, an increase of 2.3 per cent on the previous year,” Mr Barilaro said. “Regional Flagship Events are a great way to entice visitors out to our regions to get a taste of what Regional NSW has to offer. Holidays…

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ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR NEWRY ISLAND BRIDGE AT URUNGA

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  ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR NEWRY ISLAND BRIDGE AT URUNGA Minister for Roads and Freight and Minister for the North Coast Duncan Gay and Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today announced that the NSW Government would provide $600,000 to the Bellingen Shire Council so that the upgrade of Newry Island Bridge at Urunga can finally be completed. “This bridge is a critical connection to the island and the work to strengthen the structure will allow full unrestricted loads to be supported,” Minister Gay said. “This funding is part of the…

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LEGAL AID NSW HELPING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS ON THE NORTH COAST

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LEGAL AID NSW HELPING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS ON THE NORTH COAST   With White Ribbon Day on November 25 it is important to acknowledge the work of the Warrina Women and Children’s Refuge Co-operative Society Ltd which assisted 1,290 women and children affected by domestic violence in the local area over the past year.   “Last year the Warrina Women and Children’s Refuge Co-operative Society Ltd received $336,684.66 from the Baird-Grant Government to assist with the work they do,” Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said.   “This is part…

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NEW NATIVE VEGETATION CODES REFINED AND RELEASED

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    NEW NATIVE VEGETATION CODES REFINED AND RELEASED   Member for Coffs Harbour, Mr Andrew Fraser MP, welcomed the release of three self-assessable native vegetation codes, which place trust in landholders to manage their land sustainably and protect the environment. Mr Fraser said the NSW Government is continuing to reform native vegetation management and these codes are an important interim step in that process. “These codes will make life easier for farmers while maintaining environmental protections, cutting red tape and allowing landholders to get on with managing their farms…

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EXTRA FUNDING FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE SCHOOLS

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EXTRA FUNDING FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE SCHOOLS   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Mr Andrew Fraser MP, has welcomed the announcement of an additional $7,848,297 in needs-based funding for Coffs Harbour Electorate government schools in 2015. “This additional support is a result of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government being the first to sign up to the Gonski agreement, which will deliver $5 billion in additional funding to NSW students over six years,” said Mr Fraser “It’s what NSW public schools have wanted – a significant increase in funding guaranteed…

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NSW PRIMED FOR GROWTH

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NSW PRIMED FOR GROWTH   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser MP, has welcomed the release of a new industry action plan, which is set to drive future growth of the agriculture industry in New South Wales. NSW Deputy Premier, Troy Grant, and Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson released the highly anticipated NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s Agriculture Industry Action Plan (IAP) titled Primed for growth: Investing locally, connecting globally. Mr Fraser, said local producers will benefit greatly from the roll out of the innovative and business enabling plan….

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LOCAL COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL HOUSING

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LOCAL COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL HOUSING   Member for Coffs Harbour, Mr Andrew Fraser MP has called on the Coffs Harbour community to make their views heard on the future of social housing policy in NSW.   The NSW Government has unveiled the Social Housing in NSW: A discussion paper for input and comment, a comprehensive analysis that will guide future directions in public and social housing.   “The Liberals Nationals Government inherited a social housing system that was unfair and unsustainable,” Mr Fraser…

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    NSW TO BAN SMOKING IN NATIONAL PARKS   Member for Coffs Harbour Mr Andrew Fraser MP announces the NSW Government to ban smoking in the state’s national parks.   Mr Fraser said the ban will apply to the national parks estate to include picnic areas, campgrounds, beaches, lookouts, walking tracks and on national parks roads.   “Locals and park visitors will be made aware of the ban through a community education and communication campaign,” Mr Fraser said.   “Cigarette butts can also be ingested by our wildlife, wash…

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