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April 2015

PASSPORTS PACKED FOR A JOURNEY INTO THE MARINE ESTATE

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  PASSPORTS PACKED FOR A JOURNEY INTO THE MARINE ESTATE   School students in the Coffs Coast and Grafton areas are preparing their Passports for a marine journey like no other into the Solitary Islands Marine Park.   Parliamentary Secretary for the North Coast and Member for Clarence, Chris Gulaptis said the newly established Marine Estate Agents Program is a great way for schools to bring the local marine environment into their classrooms.   “Students will discover what is in their blue backyard, the Solitary Islands Marine Park, by completing…

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$25 MILLION FOR MOBILE BLACK SPOT INVESTMENT IN REGIONAL NSW

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$25 MILLION FOR MOBILE BLACK SPOT INVESTMENT IN REGIONAL NSW   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed the $25 million contribution from the NSW Government towards the Commonwealth’s $100m Mobile Black Spot Programme.   Mr Fraser said the State Government is partnering with the Commonwealth and telecommunication carriers to invest tens of millions of dollars into mobile communication infrastructure in regional NSW to help families, businesses and emergency services connect.   “The NSW Government is delivering more reliable services for regional communities to improve network infrastructure,” Mr Fraser…

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FREE TOORMINA WORKSHOP TO HELP LEARNERS BECOME SAFER DRIVERS

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    FREE TOORMINA WORKSHOP TO HELP LEARNERS BECOME SAFER DRIVERS     Parents and supervisors of learner drivers are invited to a free workshop in Toormina next month which will provide information on the most effective driving practices and teaching techniques.   Mr Fraser said the Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers workshop provided by Roads and Maritime Services would be held at Toormina High School on Armstrong Road on Thursday 30 April at 5.30pm.   “Parents and supervisors play a pivotal role in shaping young people’s driving habits…

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100 SCHOLARSHIPS TO BOOST YOUNG REGIONAL ARTISTIC TALENT

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  100 SCHOLARSHIPS TO BOOST YOUNG REGIONAL ARTISTIC TALENT   The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has created new scheme to develop young artistic talent through a regional scholarship program.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said they were proud the NSW Government has invested in 100 scholarship grants valued at $10,000 each, available for 18-to-25 year olds living in the regions.   “Applications for 25 NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarships are now open until 11 June 2015,” Mr Fraser said.   “I urge our talented local artists and arts…

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APPLICATIONS FOR NAIDOC WEEK GRANTS CLOSING SOON

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  APPLICATIONS FOR NAIDOC WEEK GRANTS CLOSING SOON   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today reminded local community groups that funding applications for NAIDOC Week events close this Friday.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government grants support events that highlight Aboriginal history and culture.   “Grants of $500-$1,000 are available for most events and grants of up to $3,000 are available for larger community events,” Mr Fraser said.   “In previous years the grants have funded activities and events including community festivals and public exhibitions.  This year the…

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FRASER CALLS FOR LOCAL VISUAL ARTISTS TO APPLY FOR NSW GOVERNMENT FELLOWSHIP

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FRASER CALLS FOR LOCAL VISUAL ARTISTS TO APPLY FOR NSW GOVERNMENT FELLOWSHIP   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged local visual artists embarking on their careers to apply for a $30,000 NSW Government Visual Arts Fellowship.   “The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is providing this funding as part of its commitment to supporting the professional development of artists in our State,” Mr Fraser said.   “The fellowship is open to visual artists at the beginning of their careers and will support a self-directed program of professional development that…

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HEY TOSSER! MAKING NSW LEAST LITTERED STATE

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    HEY TOSSER! MAKING NSW LEAST LITTERED STATE     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed the next phase of the NSW Government’s Hey Tosser! anti-littering campaign.   Mr Fraser said the campaign involves TV commercials, images and slogans focusing on the public shame of being caught littering. “I am pleased the NSW Government has launched this campaign to help our local community crack down on litterbugs,” Mr Fraser said.   “This campaign sends a clear message that littering is unacceptable, having a negative impact on the…

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GOVERNMENT FUNDING AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT LOCAL EVENTS

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  GOVERNMENT FUNDING AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT LOCAL EVENTS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has today reminded local sporting groups to apply for the State Government’s Sport and Recreation Events Program (SREP), which closes 24 April 2015.   “This Government is committed to assisting sporting groups in hosting quality local, national and international events,” Mr Fraser said.   “The SREP facilitates the type of events that get people excited and involved in sporting matches, whether as supporters or as competitors.”   “I encourage local organisations to make use of…

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