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January 2015

WORLD CLASS COFFS HARBOUR COURT UNVEILED

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Friday 30 January 2015   WORLD CLASS COFFS HARBOUR COURT UNVEILED   The Coffs Harbour Courthouse has raised the benchmark for justice facilities in regional NSW, Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser announced today.   Today Mr Fraser officially opened the four-storey courthouse at the $73 million Coffs Harbour Justice Precinct with NSW Attorney General Brad Hazzard.   “This courthouse is 50 per cent larger than the old courthouse and is packed with technology that rivals anything you’d see in any capital city,” Mr Fraser said.   “With five courtrooms,…

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COALITION GOVERNMENT CLEANING UP LABOR’S LOTTERIES MESS

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  COALITION GOVERNMENT CLEANING UP LABOR’S LOTTERIES MESS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, announced the State’s newsagents will be granted more protection for local newsagencies, following a comprehensive deal brokered between the Tatts Group and the NSW Government.   “The signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will ensure newsagents remain the major outlets for lottery sales while a deal on a franchise agreement between the parties can be reached,” Mr Fraser said.   Under the agreement that has been signed:   Tatts Group will undertake not to expand the…

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POLITICS & SACRIFICE: NSW PARLIAMENT REFLECTS ON THE GREAT WAR

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  POLITICS & SACRIFICE: NSW PARLIAMENT REFLECTS ON THE GREAT WAR From 7 January to 30 April 2015, the Parliament will join the nation in marking the Centenary of the First World War with an exhibition titled Politics & Sacrifice: NSW Parliament and the Anzacs. Through a display of photographs, books, newspaper articles, propaganda and records from the Parliamentary and other collections, the exhibition will explore some of the political aspects of the war; from the conscription referendum campaigns to the treatment of dissenters and so-called ‘enemy subjects’ living in…

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BUSINESSES CAN WIN COMMONWEALTH GAMES RACE

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    BUSINESSES CAN WIN COMMONWEALTH GAMES RACE     Businesses have been invited to attend workshops organised by the NSW Government to take advantage of the surge in visitors and sporting events to the North Coast during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said regional workshops would be held on Wednesday, 28 January in Coffs Harbour. A workshop will also be held in Sydney on Monday February 2.   “There will be plenty of athletes seeking to win at the…

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GRANTS ANNOUNCED FOR SENIORS WEEK CELEBRATIONS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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GRANTS ANNOUNCED FOR SENIORS WEEK CELEBRATIONS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced four local organisations as recipients of NSW Government’s Seniors Week grants.   These organisations are amongst more than 400 NSW organisations that will benefit from grants of up to $5,000 to help the community celebrate NSW Seniors Week in March.   The successful organization are as follows:   Boambee East Community Centre Inc – Connect to Reconnect project Sawtell Art Group Inc – Seniors A Go project Coffs Coast Health Club…

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FRASER AND GULAPTIS CONDEMN LABOR’S PROPOSED FOREST LOCKUP

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  FRASER AND GULAPTIS CONDEMN LABOR’S PROPOSED FOREST LOCKUP     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, and Member for Clarence, Chris Gulaptis have slammed the announcement by the NSW Opposition Leader, Luke Foley, that Labor would lock up a further 315,000 hectares of north coast forests should they be elected to Government in March.   “We call on the Unions of NSW, the CFMEU, and all other Unions in NSW to condemn this announcement which will see the loss of thousands of jobs in the north coast,” Mr Fraser…

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$257,732 WORK AT SCHOOLS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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  $257,732 WORK AT SCHOOLS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE  Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today said that maintenance projects were scheduled to be complete at 10 local schools during the school holiday period. “While students and teachers have been away from school during the holiday period, a number of important projects have been completed at schools in the Coffs Harbour electorate,” Mr Fraser said. “Maintenance projects were scheduled to be undertaken at:   Crossmaglen Public School Kororo Public School Lowanna Public School Narranga Public School Upper Orara Public…

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FRASER WELCOMES NEW MEDICAL INTERNS

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FRASER WELCOMES NEW MEDICAL INTERNS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed the 19 medical graduates who are commencing their internships at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus this year.   Mr Fraser said a record 980 interns will commence their medical internships in the state’s public hospitals this year.   “I welcome the nineteen interns who have travelled from both near and far to undertake further medical training here at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus,” Mr Fraser said.   “It is thrilling for these doctors-in-training to now have…

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HELP FOR POST CHRISTMAS DEBT SHOCK

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  HELP FOR POST CHRISTMAS DEBT SHOCK     People across the Coffs Harbour electorate facing difficulties with debt because of unfair or illegal loans and consumer contracts can get help from Legal Aid NSW.   “No-deposit, interest free deals, or buy now, pay later offers may sound tempting, but can include hidden traps people only realise after they have signed on the dotted line,” Mr Fraser said.   “When the bills roll in after the Christmas splurge and Boxing Day sales, the New Year can bring nasty wake-up calls…

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