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June 2016

GRANTS AVAILABLE TO CELEBRATE NSW GRANDPARENTS DAY

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  GRANTS AVAILABLE TO CELEBRATE NSW GRANDPARENTS DAY   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged local organisations to celebrate the valuable contribution grandparents make in the Coffs Harbour electorate by applying for $100,000 in funding available under the NSW Grandparents Day Community event grants program.   The NSW Government has allocated $100,000 in funding for community groups, volunteer organisations and local councils to host events on NSW Grandparents Day Sunday 30 October 2016.   “Grandparents play a significant role in the home and the community, and this extra…

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON IMPROVING SAFETY IN THE HORSE INDUSTRY

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON IMPROVING SAFETY IN THE HORSE INDUSTRY   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging the local community to have their say on a new work health and safety Code of Practice to help reduce injuries and avoid tragedy for those people who work around horses.   Mr Fraser said SafeWork NSW consultation for the draft Code of Practice for managing risks when new and inexperienced persons interact with horses will be seeking public comment until June 30.   “NSW will be the first state to…

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PREVENTION GRANT TO COMBAT LITTER AT GALLOWS BEACH

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PREVENTION GRANT TO COMBAT LITTER AT GALLOWS BEACH   Coffs Harbour City Council will receive more than $25,000 in NSW Government grant funding to reduce litter at Gallows Beach car park and prevent litter making its way into the ocean, Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Environment Minister Mark Speakman announced today.   Mr Fraser said the council would receive a share of more than $1.2 million in grant funding for NSW litter initiatives under the NSW Government’s round 3 Council Litter Prevention grants program.   “Councils know where…

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LET’S SUPPORT RED NOSE DAY

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LET’S SUPPORT RED NOSE DAY     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, encouraged residents of the Coffs Harbour electorate community to get behind Red Nose Day this year.   “Red Nose Day raises awareness of the issues surrounding Sudden Infant Death (SIDs) and to raise money for early death prevention and support for families who have experienced loss,” Mr Fraser said.   “By supporting Red Nose Day, we are helping to find answers for parents by funding and supporting vital research into stillbirth, SIDS and safe sleeping practices. Through…

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LOCAL ABORIGINAL ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR NSW GOVERNMENT FELLOWSHIPS

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  LOCAL ABORIGINAL ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR NSW GOVERNMENT FELLOWSHIPS   “Aboriginal art practitioners in the Coffs Harbour electorate are being invited to apply for a $30,000 NSW Government fellowship to further their professional development,” Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said today.   The fellowship will allow an Aboriginal arts practitioner based in metropolitan or regional NSW to undergo a self-directed program of professional development.   “The Coffs Harbour electorate is home to some of the State’s most talented aboriginal artists and through these fellowships they will be…

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LOCAL ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR NSW GOVERNMENT FELLOWSHIPS

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  LOCAL ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR NSW GOVERNMENT FELLOWSHIPS     Art practitioners in the Coffs Harbour electorate are being invited to apply for three NSW Government fellowships dedicated to support regionally based artists.   Three $50,000 Regional Arts Fellowships will offer regional artists and arts and cultural workers a great opportunity to broaden their talent and skills.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the Coffs Harbour electorate is home to some of the State’s most talented artists and through these fellowships they will be able to…

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FEE-FREE VOCATIONALTRAINING FOR SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE

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FEE-FREE VOCATIONALTRAINING FOR SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE   Survivors of domestic and family violence and their dependents in the Coffs Harbour electorate will be eligible for fee-free vocational training, in a measure designed to help people across NSW gain financial independence and stability.   The program will begin from 1 July 2016 and is an extension of the fee free scholarship scheme made possible through the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled vocational training policy.   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said fleeing domestic violence can be the most challenging decision anyone makes…

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2016-17 NSW BUDGET: RECORD INVESTMENT IN SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

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2016-17 NSW BUDGET: RECORD INVESTMENT IN SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the NSW Government today delivered a Budget which provides record investments for essential services including health, education, Family and Community Services and continues spending to employ more frontline workers – more teachers, more nurses and more police.   The 2016-17 NSW Budget also forecasts record infrastructure investment of $73.3 billion over the next four years, with state spending on infrastructure almost double what the Labor Party spent on infrastructure in its last four…

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RESIDENTS IN LINE FOR NEW, CONVENIENT PROPERTY CRIME REPORTING

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RESIDENTS IN LINE FOR NEW, CONVENIENT PROPERTY CRIME REPORTING   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today urged residents to make use of a new community crime reporting portal offering a quick and secure way to report crime in the Coffs Harbour electorate.   “The NSW Police Force Community Portal, which went live on Wednesday,15 June 2016, gives members of the public the option to report lost property, theft and intentional damage, including graffiti, online via a secure, efficient and convenient platform,” Mr Fraser said.   “Use of the portal,…

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DON’T MISS OUT ON FUNDING FOR YOUTH

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    DON’T MISS OUT ON FUNDING FOR YOUTH   Time is running out to apply for funding for projects that will help young people in the Coffs Harbour electorate realise their full potential and benefit the whole community.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said more than $1.1 million was available through the Youth Opportunities Program to fund organisations to deliver youth-led and youth-driven community projects.   “This is a wonderful opportunity for organisations to get the support they need to engage our young people and help them…

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