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November 2016

RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEER

By | Local, Media Releases

RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEER   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, was delighted to present local volunteer, Ms Sylvia Haigh, with a Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program certificate.   “Ms Haigh volunteers for St Vincent de Paul at the North Coast Settlement Service at the Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre and has been doing so for a number of years.   “It was my absolute delight to present the Certificate to Ms Haigh and to personally thank her for the work that she does for the local community,” Mr Fraser said.  …

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COFFS HARBOUR ENCOURAGED TO SUPPORT WHITE RIBBON DAY

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COFFS HARBOUR ENCOURAGED TO SUPPORT WHITE RIBBON DAY   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged the community of the Coffs Harbour electorate to support White Ribbon Day on 25 November 2016.   Mr Fraser called on men in the community to take the oath on White Ribbon Day to make a stand to prevent violence against women.   “White Ribbon challenges men to stand up, speak out and act to prevent violence against women being perpetrated by men,” Mr Fraser said.   “I encourage all men in the…

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COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO NOMINATE FOR 2017 NSW WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

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COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO NOMINATE FOR 2017 NSW WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today said the search has begun for outstanding women in the Coffs Harbour electorate to be recognised, with the nominations for the sixth annual 2017 NSW Women of the Year awards now open at www.women.nsw.gov.au.   Mr Fraser said he is calling on constituent in the Coffs Harbour electorate to nominate extraordinary women from all walks of life, who deserve recognition for their outstanding achievements.   “Every NSW…

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COFFS HARBOUR PONTOON NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC

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COFFS HARBOUR PONTOON NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC   Boaters will be able to access the western end of Coffs Harbour’s harbour while the storm-damaged marina is being repaired with a new public pontoon opening today, the NSW Government has announced.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said construction had been brought forward to enable the pontoon to open ahead of schedule and cater to the urgent need for recreational boat access.   “Coffs Harbour is an important regional port managed by the NSW Government, with excellent infrastructure and facilities…

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CONTRACT AWARDED FOR COFFS HARBOUR STATION UPGRADE

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CONTRACT AWARDED FOR COFFS HARBOUR STATION UPGRADE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced that Van Mal Group Construction Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract for an upgrade at Coffs Harbour Station as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program.   “The Transport Access Program is an initiative to encourage more people to use public transport by delivering modern, safe and accessible infrastructure across the state,” Mr Fraser said.   “As part of this upgrade we will be delivering improvements to the access ramp that will…

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OVER A THOUSAND NEW WAYS FOR SENIORS TO SAVE

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    Seniors in the Coffs Harbour electorate are the big winners as the Seniors Card program welcomes over 1,300 new businesses that have joined as part of a new business recruitment campaign.   The NSW Government is aiming to deliver more value for older people by increasing the number and geographic spread of businesses offering discounts to Seniors Card members.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the Government was committed to assisting older people with the cost of living and supporting them to stay active, healthy and…

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NATIONAL DONATE LIFE THANK YOU DAY

By | Health, Local

NATIONAL DONATE LIFE THANK YOU DAY   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, encouraged residents in the Coffs Harbour electorate to participate in DonateLife Thank You Day (Sunday 20 November), a national day to acknowledge living and deceased organ and tissue donors and their families.   “I invite all residents to join the DonateLife #ThankYouDay campaign by posting a message on social media to say ‘thank you’ to all organ and tissue donors and their families for saving and improving lives through the gift of donation,” Mr Fraser said….

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NSW GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR NSW/ACT YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARDS

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NSW GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR NSW/ACT YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARDS     The NSW Government is providing sponsorship support to awards that acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young people in NSW/ACT.   Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the funding from the Government would support the Regional Achiever Award in the 2016-17 NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards.   “These awards are a great way to recognise the work and achievements of young people throughout our State and in particular in regional NSW. I’m very pleased that the Government is…

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REGIONAL TOURISM GOING STRONG IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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REGIONAL TOURISM GOING STRONG IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres MP, and Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser MP, today said successful events in Coffs Harbour are helping drive regional tourism across NSW.   “Tourism is going from strength to strength in Regional NSW with the highest absolute growth in visitors recorded across regional Australia, up by 1.2 million visitors and 4.5 million nights,” Mr Fraser said.   “A total of 20.4 million visitors, an increase of 6.4 per cent of…

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DRUG INNOVATION FUND NOW OPEN

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DRUG INNOVATION FUND NOW OPEN   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser is encouraging non-government organisations (NGO’s) working in the drug and alcohol sector to enter an expression of interest in the Government’s Early Intervention Innovation Fund that was recently announced by the Assistant Minister for Health, Pru Goward.   The Early Intervention Innovation Fund will provide $8 million over four years to build the evidence base for early intervention models to support people at risk with a particular focus on young people using drugs.   The Early Intervention Innovation…

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