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November 2015

CHECK POOL FENCES ON SUMMER SAFETY SUNDAY

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CHECK POOL FENCES ON SUMMER SAFETY SUNDAY   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has urged local homeowners to check their backyard pool and spa for potential safety hazards in the lead up to summer.   Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in young children in NSW and the NSW Government is committed to reducing the number of tragic incidents in backyard pools.   “In the past 13 years, 83 young children have drowned in NSW swimming pools. This is a distressing figure, which highlights the importance of…

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COFFS HARBOUR BOAT RAMP SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETE

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COFFS HARBOUR BOAT RAMP SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETE Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser and the Mayor of Coffs Harbour, Denise Knight, today officially announced work on the Coffs Harbour boat ramp basin to improve safety for boaters is complete.   Roads and Maritime Services partnered with Coffs Harbour Council to carry out an expansion of the boat ramp basin to reduce excessive wave surge for people launching and retrieving boats at the popular location.   “The Coffs Harbour boat ramp is an important piece of infrastructure not only for tourists…

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SCHOOLS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE RECEIVE $10,500 ECO SCHOOLS GRANTS

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SCHOOLS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE RECEIVE $10,500 ECO SCHOOLS GRANTS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed three successful applications for a $3,500 Eco Schools Program grant, which will help instil environmental awareness and appreciation in children.   Mr Fraser the NSW Environmental Trust grants would help Corindi Public School, Nana Glen Public School and Narranga Public School to implement local and practical environmental education initiatives.   “Corindi Public School will be creating an Indigenous bush tucker garden utilising flora species native to the Gumbaynggirr region, Nana…

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NOMINATE A LOCAL YOUNG ACHIEVER

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NOMINATE A LOCAL YOUNG ACHIEVER     Nominations for the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards are now open and we want our local young achievers to be recognised!   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, would like to encourage residents in the Coffs Harbour electorate to nominate a local young person, up to the age of 29, for the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards.   “We have so many young people doing a great deal to make our community a better place to live. I encourage individuals, businesses and community organisations and…

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DISASTER ASSISTANCE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PARTS OF CLARENCE VALLEY AND COFFS HARBOUR

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DISASTER ASSISTANCE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PARTS OF CLARENCE VALLEY AND COFFS HARBOUR   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said primary producers affected by hail storms in the Clarence Valley and Coffs Harbour Local Government Areas (LGAs) in October this year can now access Agricultural Natural Disaster Assistance Relief.   Mr Fraser said parts of these two LGAs have now been declared as agricultural natural disaster areas, triggering access to low-interest loans and other assistance measures for producers in the Sherwood, Dundoo and Corindi Parishes.   “The blueberry industry is…

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PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TOOLKIT

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PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TOOLKIT Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said teachers and students will be given the means to recognise and act on domestic violence with a new ‘toolkit’ for the mandatory Year 7 to 10 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) syllabus from Term 1 in 2016.   Mr Fraser said domestic violence is a whole of community issue and it is critical that the community work together to prevent it.   “Teachers and schools play an important role in our community. They have the knowledge…

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WHITE RIBBON DAY

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WHITE RIBBON DAY Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has marked White Ribbon Day, 25 November 2015, by calling on the community to stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women. Mr Fraser said White Ribbon is the world’s largest male-led movement empowering men to speak out against domestic and family violence. “We have all heard the shocking statistic that on average, one woman is killed every week as a result of intimate partner violence,” Mr Fraser said. “That is why I am calling on the…

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AGENTS ENCOURAGED TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON REAL ESTATE TRAINING

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AGENTS ENCOURAGED TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON REAL ESTATE TRAINING   Property agents in the Coffs Harbour electorate are being encouraged to have their say on training and professional standards in the property industry.   Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Victor Dominello said the NSW Government is focussed on high standards of professionalism across the real estate industry.   “The Government has passed legislative reforms to address underquoting in the real estate sector and we are continuing to engage with industry to examine training standards.”   An independent review…

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COFFS HARBOUR RACING CLUB A WINNER FROM NSW GOVERNMENT RACING TAX CUTS

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COFFS HARBOUR RACING CLUB A WINNER FROM NSW GOVERNMENT RACING TAX CUTS The Coffs Harbour Racing Club will receive a major boost in prize money thanks to the NSW Government’s legislation to match NSW’s wagering tax rates with Victoria’s. Every TAB race at the Coffs Harbour Racing Club will have the minimum prize money offered per race increased by $5,000 to $20,000 from July 2016. Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said this will mean more jobs, bigger crowds and help grow our local racing industry. “Racing is an important…

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EXTRA $38 MILLION FOR REGIONAL PRESCHOOLS

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EXTRA $38 MILLION FOR REGIONAL PRESCHOOLS   Community preschools across the state are winners with funding initiatives worth $38 million to increase regional preschool participation in the year before school Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said today.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government is providing further funding to support community preschools in 2016: $16 million over three years to support local partnerships to enhance preschool participation by Aboriginal and low income families $14 million over three years for enhancing the Community Preschools Outreach Grants initiative $8 million over…

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