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July 2016

COMMUNITY TRAINING BOOST FOR THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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COMMUNITY TRAINING BOOST FOR THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   More people in the Coffs Harbour electorate will have access to education and training, with the Coffs Coast Community College Inc among 35 community providers across the State set to benefit from the NSW Government’s $17.8 million investment in community training.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the NSW Adult Community Education (ACE) program helps thousands of disadvantaged, and regional and remote learners get access to formal education and training.   “The NSW Government is providing people with choice…

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REACH OUT DURING MISSING PERSONS WEEK

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REACH OUT DURING MISSING PERSONS WEEK Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging the community to stay connected to loved ones as part of this year’s Missing Persons Week. National Missing Persons Week 2016 runs from 31 July – 6 August and aims to reduce the incidence and impact of missing persons in Australia. Mr Fraser the week is a reminder that for each missing person, 12 people are affected in some way, be it emotionally, physically, psychologically or financially. “The stress of a missing loved one and living…

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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging community members to let their loved ones know their wishes when it comes to organ donation.   Mr Fraser said DonateLife week (held 31 July – 7 August 2016) provides a timely reminder to discuss organ donation with family and friends, ensuring they are aware of your final decision.   “Organ and tissue donation can ultimately save someone’s life,” Mr Fraser said.   “One way to ensure your wishes are known is to register to become a…

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STUDENTS FIND THEIR VOICE WITH ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE

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STUDENTS FIND THEIR VOICE WITH ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE   Toormina High School has employed a fulltime teacher to expand its Aboriginal language program. The local Gumbaynggirr language has been taught to Year 7 students for the past two years and will be extended to Year 9 students in 2017.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the language program improved educational outcomes for its students and is building greater community engagement with the school.   “The school’s use of needs-based funding is helping to give Toormina students new ways to…

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FIRST-EVER STRATEGIC PLAN FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN NSW

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FIRST-EVER STRATEGIC PLAN FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN NSW Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed the launch of the NSW Government’s first ever legislated plan to help children and young people thrive. The three-year NSW Strategic Plan for Children and Young People will help ensure children and young people in the Coffs Harbour electorate have opportunities to thrive, get the services they need and have their voice heard. “The NSW Government is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of everyone in NSW, regardless of…

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FUNDING BOOST TO HELP LOCAL PROVIDERS GET NDIS-READY

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FUNDING BOOST TO HELP LOCAL PROVIDERS GET NDIS-READY   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced more than $120,000 in funding to help local disability service providers in the Coffs Harbour electorate get ready for the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in this area.   The NSW Government’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP) offers $4 million in grant funding to help providers in regional and remote NSW transition to the scheme and will go towards things like updating business plans or purchasing software.   “The NDIS is…

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FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTS AND CULTURAL FACILITIES

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  FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTS AND CULTURAL FACILITIES   Organisations in the Coffs Harbour electorate are invited to apply for up to $60,000 in funding for projects that improve local arts and cultural facilities, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said today.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government’s Regional Capital funding program matches funding for equipment for arts and cultural purposes or construction and renovation of these facilities.   “Local arts and culture is a huge asset to our community so it’s critical that we do what we…

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SUPPORTING OUR MUSICIANS TO TAKE THE WORLD STAGE

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  SUPPORTING OUR MUSICIANS TO TAKE THE WORLD STAGE   Musicians wanting to promote and showcase their talents to overseas producers or develop contacts that could open the door to an international music career are invited to apply for NSW Government funding.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the Opportunity Development Grants Program can help local musicians and their managers develop the business and networking skills required to make it onto the world stage.   “Our local musicians can apply for funding to help them land major tour…

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RURAL WORKPLACES IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE TO BENEFIT FROM $2 MILLION QUAD BIKE SAFETY REBATE

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RURAL WORKPLACES IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE TO BENEFIT FROM $2 MILLION QUAD BIKE SAFETY REBATE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced that rural workplaces across the Coffs Harbour electorate can apply for a rebate of up to $500 to implement safety measures aimed at reducing quad bike tragedies and injuries on farms.   Mr Fraser said the rebate was announced at the NSW Farmers Conference in Sydney as part of a push to encourage and support land managers to adopt a range of harm prevention strategies…

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STRONG INVESTMENT IN COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE AREA SCHOOLS

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STRONG INVESTMENT IN COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE AREA SCHOOLS   Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today visited Sawtell Public School and Coffs Harbour High School to detail new capital works.   Students at Sawtell Public School will benefit from an upgrade that will convert three rooms to better meet the school’s current and future needs.   “The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to delivering the best possible learning environments for students,” Mr Piccoli said.   The project includes three conversions:   A…

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