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January 2017

NEW YEAR, NEW PRINCIPAL READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO LOCAL SCHOOL

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NEW YEAR, NEW PRINCIPAL READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO LOCAL SCHOOL   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, welcomed the appointment of Mr Paul Humphrey as the new principal of Toormina High School.  Across NSW more than 100 principals will start in new public schools this year.   “As the school year begins, I’d like to wish all our principals, teachers and school staff the very best for 2017,” Mr Fraser said.   “The principal is critical to a school’s success. Ultimately they are responsible for the learning and…

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FRASER WELCOMES NEW INTERN DOCTORS

By | Health, Local

FRASER WELCOMES NEW INTERN DOCTORS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, welcomed 19 new medical graduates who will undertake a year-long internship at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus hospital in 2017. “I’m so pleased these new doctors will undertake their internship at our local hospital. Every intern will benefit from the support and direction of our clinicians,” Mr Fraser said.   NSW funds more medical intern positions than any other state or territory. In 2017, 992 interns will start at hospitals around the state – up from 983 in…

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MOTORISTS REMINDED TO SLOW DOWN AROUND SCHOOLS AND KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE

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MOTORISTS REMINDED TO SLOW DOWN AROUND SCHOOLS AND KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today reminded motorists to slow down in school zones as NSW students start heading back to classrooms across the state from Monday.   “School children are some of the most vulnerable people on the road and 40km/h school zones are an important way to keep them safe as they make their way to and from school,” Mr Fraser said.   “Young people rely on us all to make responsible decisions on…

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WORK UNDERWAY DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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WORK UNDERWAY DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS   Seven building and maintenance projects have been conducted at six NSW government schools in the Coffs Harbour electorate over the summer holidays in preparation for the 2017 school year.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the holidays are quiet times for schools and allow capital works and maintenance projects to take place.   “These holidays, major capital works with an estimated total cost of more than $180 million are underway across NSW,” Mr Fraser said.   “More than $33 million of work…

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FRASER URGES ELIGIBLE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP

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FRASER URGES ELIGIBLE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP   Students from disadvantaged families in the Coffs Harbour electorate are being urged to apply for new scholarships worth $1,000 to support their education.   Mr Fraser said the FACS High School Scholarship program is open now to students in Year 10, 11 and 12 at a NSW high school or TAFE college.   “This is a wonderful initiative from the NSW Government to help students from struggling families get all the support they need to do well at school. …

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$2 MILLION AVAILABLE SURF CLUB FACILITIES PROGAM

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$2 MILLION AVAILABLE SURF CLUB FACILITIES PROGAM   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged surf clubs to apply to the NSW Government’s Surf Club Facilities Program which opened today to help fund upgrade and maintenance of surf club facilities.   Mr Fraser said the program aims to maintain the safety of surf life saver volunteers as they serve the community.   “The Surf Club Facilities Program provides funding for facilities in the Coffs Harbour electorate and across NSW,” Mr Fraser said.   “We all know how important surf…

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FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS TO COMBAT LOCAL CRIME

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FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS TO COMBAT LOCAL CRIME   The Coffs Harbour electorate is being encouraged to come forward to the NSW Government with solutions to stamp down on local crime and anti-social behaviour.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, urged community groups, council, businesses and organisations to apply for a grant up to $250,000 for ideas to boost local safety and pride.   “The Community Safety Fund will invest in projects that address local crime hot spots and promotes safe and inclusive use of public space,” Mr Fraser…

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FUNDING OPEN FOR LOCAL ABORIGINAL ARTS PROJECTS

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FUNDING OPEN FOR LOCAL ABORIGINAL ARTS PROJECTS   Local aboriginal artists and arts organisations are now invited to apply for NSW Government funding to support local projects.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund is for projects in remote and regional NSW that encourage Aboriginal people to explore and express their cultural identities.   “I encourage all Aboriginal artists and arts organisations to apply for this funding which will allow them to share their stories and skills with their communities,” Mr Fraser said….

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2016 SENIORS CHRISTMAS CONCERT DVD’S AVAILABLE

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2016 SENIORS CHRISTMAS CONCERT DVD’S AVAILABLE     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, would like to advise that he has a limited number of 2016 Seniors Christmas Concert DVD’s available in his Electorate office.   “Each year the NSW Government presents the Premier’s Gala Concerts in Sydney during NSW Seniors Week in March, and the Seniors Christmas Concerts, which tour to different regions of NSW,” Mr Fraser said.   “These concerts are in recognition and thanks to our state’s Seniors for their valued contribution to our communities over many…

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