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May 2017

BOOST FOR SECURITY IN COFFS HARBOUR

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BOOST FOR SECURITY IN COFFS HARBOUR   Coffs Harbour Courthouse will gain the services of one of twelve new Sheriff’s Officers sworn in last week, Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Attorney General Mark Speakman announced today.   Mark Faunt is among eight men and four women who graduated at a ceremony in Sydney, following eight weeks of rigorous training.   “With the addition of Mr Faunt, Coffs Harbour will have eight Sheriff’s Officers to help keep our courts and community safe,” Mr Fraser said.   After previously working…

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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2017 RESILIENT AUSTRALIA AWARDS AND NSW GET READY COMMUNITY AWARDS

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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2017 RESILIENT AUSTRALIA AWARDS AND NSW GET READY COMMUNITY AWARDS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is calling on local individuals, schools, communities and businesses to apply now for the 2017 Resilient Australia Awards and NSW Get Ready Community Awards.   “I know our community is proactive, resilient and comes together in times of need and I encourage people to apply for this year’s awards,” Mr Fraser said.   “The awards are about recognising the innovative practices and achievements that not only make our communities…

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ORGANISATIONS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES FUNDING

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ORGANISATIONS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES FUNDING   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today called on organisations to apply for a share in the $1.1 million Youth Opportunities funding available to support local youth.   One-off grants of up to $50,000 are available for projects that engage young people to lead and participate in community development activities. Mr Fraser encouraged the local council and all local organisations with a youth focused project to apply.   “Organisations with innovative ideas to support and engage our local youth should throw…

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PARENTS AND KIDS ENCOURAGED TO WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL

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PARENTS AND KIDS ENCOURAGED TO WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is once again urging parents to ditch the car and stretch their legs with their kids for the annual Walk Safely to School Day on Friday, 19 May.   The national initiative, which has been supported by the NSW Government since its inception in 2001, is designed to promote road safety, health and public transport.   “This is a great day that promotes exercise, family fun and pedestrian safety, especially for the little…

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NOMINATE A HIDDEN TREASURE FROM YOUR COMMUNITY

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NOMINATE A HIDDEN TREASURE FROM YOUR COMMUNITY   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging rural and remote communities to nominate rural women volunteers for the 2017 NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.   Mr Fraser said nominating a rural woman for the 2017 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a great way to celebrate women and to promote the valuable role of volunteering to local communities.   “There are  many outstanding  female volunteers  who provide valuable support and services to enrich the lives of others.  Their drive, hard work…

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EXPANDED ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR TOURISM OPERATORS

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EXPANDED ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR TOURISM OPERATORS   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced the NSW Government will triple the number of free webcasts for tourism operators in 2017 in response to the growing need for online learning amongst rural and regional tourism operators.   The NSW First program is developed and implemented by the Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The program aims to help NSW tourism businesses develop, promote and sell their products.   Mr Fraser said the 2017 program will include 18…

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SCHOOL TO RECEIVE EXTRA SCHOOL ZONE FLASHING LIGHTS

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SCHOOL TO RECEIVE EXTRA SCHOOL ZONE FLASHING LIGHTS   The safety of students and their families at Mary Help of Christians School in Toormina will be given a welcome boost with the installation of extra school zone flashing lights, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser announced.   The new lights will be installed as part of a statewide roll out of extra flashing lights at 104 school zones.   In August last year the NSW Government announced a $5 million program to install extra flashing lights at 400 NSW schools. …

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COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE TO HAVE A SAY ON ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES

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COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE TO HAVE A SAY ON ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES   Andrew Fraser is encouraging the Coffs Harbour community to attend a local workshop on the development of Aboriginal languages legislation in Coffs Harbour.   Andrew Fraser said NSW plans to be the first state in Australia to pass legislation recognising and protecting Aboriginal languages.   “The NSW Government wants to help ensure that future generations can share and enjoy Aboriginal languages in the Coffs Harbour Electorate” Andrew Fraser said.   “The proposed Aboriginal Languages Bill will acknowledge the first…

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EXTENSION OF TIME FOR ORGANISATIONS TO RECEIVE A FUNDING BOOST FOR SOCIAL HOUSING SPACES

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EXTENSION OF TIME FOR ORGANISATIONS TO RECEIVE A FUNDING BOOST FOR SOCIAL HOUSING SPACES   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has again encouraged community groups, councils and charities in the Coffs Harbour electorate to apply for almost $8 million in State Government funding to help build or improve community facilities used by social housing tenants, after an extension of the latest round of the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF).   Applications for Round 3 of the SHCIF have been extended by two weeks, giving community groups and non-government…

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NURSES HONOURED ON INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY

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NURSES HONOURED ON INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, would like to thank nurses living and working in the Coffs Harbour electorate for their continued commitment to care for the community.   The 12th of May is International Nurses Day and is also the birthday of the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale.   “It takes a special person to be a nurse or a midwife, which is why it is so important that we take the opportunity on this day to thank these hardworking women…

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