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February 2015

PRESCHOOLS TO BENEFIT FROM MINISTER’S $500,000 FUNDING BOOST

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PRESCHOOLS TO BENEFIT FROM MINISTER’S $500,000 FUNDING BOOST     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, announced today that Toormina Pre School and Lowanna Pre School will receive a $5,000 funding boost courtesy of the NSW Government.   Mr Fraser said 100 of the most disadvantaged preschools in the state are to each receive $5,000.   “The funds can be used by preschools for educational resources and infrastructure improvements that support the delivery of the Early Years Learning Framework,” Mr Fraser said.   This could include:   acquiring books or…

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CRACKING DOWN ON ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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  CRACKING DOWN ON ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the Premier’s announcement that a re-elected Baird Government will crack down on anti-social and illegal behaviour in public housing communities and evict tenants who commit serious crimes.   “Public housing is a privilege, not a right. We will have no tolerance for people who don’t play by the rules and who make other people’s lives a misery,” Mr Fraser said   “I am sick and tired of a small criminal…

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NEW ELECTRIC BEDS FOR COFFS HARBOUR HEALTH CAMPUS

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  NEW ELECTRIC BEDS FOR COFFS HARBOUR HEALTH CAMPUS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said hospitals across Mid North Coast Local Health District will receive new electric beds under a re-elected Baird Government.   Mr Fraser said the Baird Government has announced it will expand its manual beds replacement program to hospitals across the state, including the Coffs Harbour Health Campus.   The manual bed replacement program has already seen the delivery of electric beds to a number of hospitals across NSW. New electric beds will be delivered…

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FRASER WELCOMES NEW NURSES & MIDWIVES TO LOCAL HOSPITALS

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FRASER WELCOMES NEW NURSES & MIDWIVES TO LOCAL HOSPITALS   Sixty-five new nurses and midwives are commencing their life-saving work at hospitals in the Mid North Coast Local Health District this year, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, announced today.   Mr Fraser said in its first term, the Baird-Grant Government has made a record investment in the recruitment of nurses and midwives.   “The Baird-Grant Government has a clear record when it comes to recruiting historic numbers of nurses and midwives to work in our public hospitals. More than…

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CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME FOR NSW

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  CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME FOR NSW   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed Premier Mike Baird’s announcement that a re-elected Liberals & Nationals Government will introduce reverse vending machines across the state as part of a cost-effective container deposit scheme for the recycling of drink containers.   Mr Fraser said that if re-elected the Baird Government will introduce reverse vending machines by 1 July 2017 to help communities look after their local environment by being better equipped to tackle litter and increase recycling.   “Under this exciting new…

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DALEY’S DOUBLE-TAKE ON POWER PRICES

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DALEY’S DOUBLE-TAKE ON POWER PRICES   Labor’s Shadow Treasurer has got himself tangled up in a huge knot after he admitted electricity prices fall under private ownership.   Michael Daley made the admission during a Parliamentary debate in 2008:   Mr Andrew Fraser: They have doubled since you’ve been in this place. What have you done about it? Nothing.   Mr MICHAEL DALEY: The member says that prices are rising. He should read a recent article by the former Auditor-General of New South Wales, Tony Harris, in which he looked…

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$10 MILLION TO DELIVER A PACKAGE OF SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS TO KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE

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$10 MILLION TO DELIVER A PACKAGE OF SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS TO KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed a $10 million package to improve safety for our most vulnerable road users – children around schools.   “Schools in the Coffs Harbour electorate have been a major beneficiary of the NSW Government’s rollout of flashing lights to every school in the state,” Mr Fraser said   “But we know more needs to be done and that’s why we are committing an additional $5 million…

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NSW LIBERALS & NATIONALS WILL PROTECT YOUNG PEOPLE FROM E-CIGARETTES

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NSW LIBERALS & NATIONALS WILL PROTECT YOUNG PEOPLE FROM E-CIGARETTES   A re-elected Baird Government will introduce a bill into Parliament to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said today.   The bill will make it an offence to sell e-cigarettes and related products – including e-liquid – to anyone under 18.   Mr Fraser said that, while the sale of liquid nicotine is banned in NSW without approval from the Ministry of Health, e-cigarettes sometimes contain nicotine but are not labelled…

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR LATEST INTAKE OF ABORIGINAL ORAL HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has called on local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents looking to pursue a career in dental health to apply for scholarship funding to aid their studies, under the latest round of the NSW Aboriginal Oral Health Scholarship program.   Mr Fraser’s call comes as the NSW Government today announced applications were open for the latest intake to the scholarship program, which had already provided invaluable assistance for Aboriginal people looking to…

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CALL FOR COUNCIL COAST AND ESTUARY FUNDING APPLICATOINS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today called for applications for the 2015-16 round of funding to assist local councils to carry out coastal and estuary management projects, helping them plan, manage and protect their coasts and estuaries.   Applications are being sought for grants from the Coastal Management Program and Estuary Management Program.   “Last year the NSW Government allocated around $3.2 million from the 2014-15 round of the two grants programs for 48 new projects,” Mr Fraser said.  …

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