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May 2016

GRANTS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL CARERS WEEK NOW OPEN

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  GRANTS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL CARERS WEEK NOW OPEN     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, encouraged local carer support groups and other organisations to apply for a grant of up to $250 to run events and activities for carers during National Carers Week.   There are over 850,000 unpaid carers in NSW, including  over 100,000 carers who are under the age of 25.   Carers provide regular support to people, often family members, who need it because they have disability, chronic illness, mental illness, dementia or are frail…

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NSW GAS REBATE EXTENDED TO LPG CUSTOMERS

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NSW GAS REBATE EXTENDED TO LPG CUSTOMERS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed an announcement by the NSW Government that the State’s $90 Gas Rebate will now include household Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).   Mr Fraser said the extension of the Gas Rebate will help thousands of families across the state, particularly in regional NSW.   “This rebate is crucial for the most vulnerable people in the Coffs Harbour electorate arbouwho rely on LPG and will help relieve some of the financial pressure they may be feeling,”…

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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR WAR MEMORIAL GRANTS

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  APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR WAR MEMORIAL GRANTS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, announced applications are now open for grants up to $60,000 to preserve important pieces of local military history and put them back on display.   Mr Fraser said the $1 million funding package is available to upgrade or install war memorial plaques and refurbish community halls used by veterans groups.   “The NSW Government is committed to conserving and improving important military history that will ensure the Anzac legacy lives,” Mr Fraser said.   “We’re…

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NOMINATE A LOCAL CARER TODAY

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  NOMINATE A LOCAL CARER TODAY     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced nominations for the 2016 NSW Carers Awards are open.   The NSW Carers Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the dedication, commitment and valuable contributions of the more than 850,000 unpaid carers across NSW.   Mr Fraser said that one in 10 people in NSW dedicate their time to caring for someone who needs care because of disability, mental illness, a chronic health condition, dementia or ageing.   “The incredible unpaid support…

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LET’S DRIVE TOWARDS A ZERO ROAD TOLL

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  LET’S DRIVE TOWARDS A ZERO ROAD TOLL   Coffs Harbour electorate locals have been urged to take more care on our roads, as the NSW Government today launched a new advertising campaign ‘Towards Zero’, which highlights the human element of the road toll in an effort to reduce crashes and fatalities.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said NSW’s road toll is a state tragedy and road users can’t continue to be complacent or reckless on our roads.   “Too many people are losing their lives on our…

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GRANTS TO PROTECT THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT

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    GRANTS TO PROTECT THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT     Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare Inc. and Coffs Harbour City Council will each receive a NSW Government Restoration and Rehabilitation grant, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser announced today.   “The $77,330 grant to Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare Inc. will  restore key habitat and connectivity between Green Bluff and South Moonee, and the $100,000 grant to Coffs Harbour City Council will be used to maintain diversity on Coffs Coast Themeda Coastal Headlands.   In all, 56 NSW community groups and government…

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NATIONAL PALLIATIVE CARE WEEK

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  NATIONAL PALLIATIVE CARE WEEK   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has given his support for National Palliative Care Week 2016 which runs from 22 to 28 May, 2016.   The theme for this year’s Palliative Care Week is ‘Living Well with Chronic Illness’.   “This year’s theme is about addressing the need for people with advanced chronic illness to be able to access palliative care and the misconception that only cancer patients can access palliative care”, Mr Fraser said.   National Palliative Care Week is an initiative…

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CREATING MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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CREATING MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   More than $1.1 million in funding is now available for innovative projects that will help young people realise their full potential and benefit the wider community.   Mr Fraser today announced applications for the Youth Opportunities Program are now open. The Program funds organisations to deliver youth-led and youth-driven community projects.   “The NSW Government is determined to engage our young people and help them achieve their full potential,” Mr Fraser said.   “The Youth Opportunities Program supports grassroots…

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OPTUS BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD ON PROPOSED SITE FOR A MOBILE PHONE TOWER AT MULLAWAY

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    OPTUS BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD ON PROPOSED SITE FOR A MOBILE PHONE TOWER AT MULLAWAY       Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is pleased to confirm that he has been advised by the Vice President, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, of Optus, Mr David Epstein, that Optus have agreed to suspend the community consultation process in regard to the proposed base site chosen by Optus at Mullaway.   “There has been widespread community concern about the proposed site, which was situated close to Mullaway Public School,”…

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FUNDING BOOST FOR 24/7 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT

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FUNDING BOOST FOR 24/7 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT   Women and children experiencing domestic violence in the Coffs Harbour electorate will have access to extra crisis accommodation and 24/7 support under a NSW Government funding package announced today.   “The NSW Government is determined to provide better support to domestic violence victims with this extra funding but we continue to need a community-wide effort to say violence is unacceptable,” Mr Fraser said.   “It is a terrible reality that there is this demand for services but we will not let women…

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