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February 2016

COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE RESIDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM INCREASED INFORMATION ON BREEDERS IN NSW

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COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE RESIDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM INCREASED INFORMATION ON BREEDERS IN NSW Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is assuring pet owners in the Coffs Harbour electorate they will be able to make more informed decisions for their pets following significant changes to the Government’s Companion Animals Breeding Practices in NSW.   “These changes will ensure the welfare of companion animals and allow residents to update their pet ownership details online. It will also improve the collection of key data and information in relation to pet breeders,” Mr Fraser…

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APPLICATIONS CLOSING SOON FOR WEED AND PEST MANAGEMENT FUNDING

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  APPLICATIONS CLOSING SOON FOR WEED AND PEST MANAGEMENT FUNDING   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is reminding landholders in the Coffs Harbour electorate to apply for funding through the $3 million 2015-16 Pest and Weed Drought Funding program.   Mr Fraser said individuals, groups and organisations have until 4 April to apply for funding.   “The impact of drought on landholders and communities can be devastating.   This program is designed to support farmers who are doing it tough by providing practical on-ground assistance as well as advice…

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NSW GOVERNMENT INJECTS FURTHER FUNDING INTO LOCAL ARTS AND CULTURAL FACILITIES

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  NSW GOVERNMENT INJECTS FURTHER FUNDING INTO LOCAL ARTS AND CULTURAL FACILITIES     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging local organisations to apply for grants of between $100,000 and $300,000 to help build or upgrade art and cultural facilities through the ClubGRANTS Category 3 program.   “The NSW Government understands how important art and culture is to local communities and is investing in facilities to boost this vibrant and important sector,” Mr Fraser said.   “With $2.5 million on offer I urge our passionate, creative organisations to…

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RE-OFFENDERS IN POLICE SIGHTS

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  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RE-OFFENDERS IN POLICE SIGHTS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of the state-wide rollout of Suspect Target Management Plans (STMP) to target repeat domestic violence offenders.   The rollout, which starts this week, follows promising results during the five-month trial in the St George Local Area Command.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government is supporting victims and targeting perpetrators of this insidious crime to stop the violence and keep victims safe.   “Sadly, too many people in our community…

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR NAIDOC WEEK CELEBRATIONS

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  APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR NAIDOC WEEK CELEBRATIONS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has encouraged local groups to get involved in celebrating Australia’s Aboriginal culture, by taking advantage of $200,000 in funding grants for NAIDOC Week 2016.   NAIDOC is a weeklong celebration of the culture, history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government is offering grants to support local organisations running NAIDOC Week events this July.   “I know we have a lot of active local Aboriginal groups…

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PUBLIC CAN REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING AT CLICK OF BUTTON

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  PUBLIC CAN REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING AT CLICK OF BUTTON   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, says residents can now use their smart phones to report any illegal dumping activity – anytime, anywhere – using the NSW government’s illegal dumping reporting portal. Mr Fraser said people could report the type of waste, and its GPS location and, upload photos, once they had registered on RIDonline.   “The Environment Protection Authority (EPA), councils and Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) squads will then use this information to investigate illegal dumping incidents,” Mr…

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TIME TO DIG DEEP FOR WORLD’S GREATEST SHAVE

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  TIME TO DIG DEEP FOR WORLD’S GREATEST SHAVE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is calling on the community to sponsor generous participants parting with their locks for this year’s World’s Greatest Shave charity fundraising events.   The 2016 World’s Greatest Shave will be held from Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 March.   “Many of our own community members will soon be participating in the event, by shaving, colouring or waxing their hair to raise much-needed funds for individuals and families impacted by cancer,” Mr Fraser said.  …

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANTS

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANTS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is calling on peak environmental groups to apply for a grant to support their work with communities to conserve the environment.   A total of $1.8 million in funding is available under the 2016 Lead Environmental Community Groups (LECG) Grants Program, which are now open.   Mr Fraser said the program offers grants to support new or existing education or capacity building activities that develop the community’s knowledge and participation in protecting the environment.   “The grants…

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CALLS FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH GRANTS

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CALLS FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH GRANTS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has urged organisations and institutions with research proposals to address environmental problems in NSW to lodge an expression of interest (EOI) for the NSW Environmental Trust’s latest Environmental Research Grant program.   Environment Minister Mark Speakman said that the closing date for EOIs was 11 March 2016 and invitations to submit full applications would follow the assessment of EOIs.   Mr Fraser said the aim of the Environmental Research program was to support applied…

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NEW NURSES AND MIDWIVES WELCOMED TO THE COFFS HARBOUR HEALTH CAMPUS

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NEW NURSES AND MIDWIVES WELCOMED TO THE COFFS HARBOUR HEALTH CAMPUS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed 31 new nurses and midwives who will commence work in the Coffs Harbour Health Campus this year.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has made a record investment in the recruitment of nurses and midwives.   “More than 5,300 nurses and midwives have joined the health system since we came to office, taking the state’s nursing and midwifery workforce to more than 49,000,” Mr Fraser said….

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