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January 2018

PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR NEW $100 ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHER

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Thousands of school children on the Coffs Coast are among those across the state now eligible for the NSW Government’s new $100 Active Kids program. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said all parents with school-aged children will have help with sporting and fitness-related costs. “No parent should have to second guess if they can afford this year’s sport and other fitness activity fees. We want to get kids moving and remove barriers to playing sport,” Mr Fraser said. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said from today all parents with school-aged children…

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COFFS COAST BUSINESSES INVITED TO EXHIBIT AT LARGEST FOOD SHOW IN SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

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Fine food producers can apply to promote their products to thousands of national and international buyers on the NSW Government’s stand at Fine Food Australia in Melbourne later this year. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said more than 30,000 trade visitors from over 45 countries are expected at the four-day expo from 10-13 September, with the NSW Government offering up to 12 subsidised spots on its Flavours of NSW stand. “Fine Food Australia is Australia’s biggest trade exhibition for the food and beverage industry providing a great chance for…

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SUCCESSFUL BEACH SAFETY PROJECTS

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Coffs Coast beaches will get priority funding from the NSW Government to improve shark detection and beachgoer safety, said Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser. “I am delighted Coffs Harbour City Council has been successful in receiving $9326 to buy 11 portable megaphones and 11 Bushnell binoculars,” Mr Fraser said. “This equipment is for distribution across our local beaches, as well as four mobile vehicles used for emergencies. “The funding is part of $200,000 on offer to community groups to improve shark surveillance and improve safety for beachgoers as part…

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GET HOME SAFELY ON NSW ROADS THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser urges motorists to slow down, stay alert and be safe on our roads. Mr Fraser said there was no room for complacency when driving on all types of roads, whether local, state or interstate. Traffic is expected to be busier than usual with people going away for the Australia Day weekend and families returning from summer holidays for the start of the new school term. “Road safety is a priority for me here on the Coffs Coast so I ask everyone, whether you are…

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KIDS UNDER 5 TO GET FREE FLU JAB

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Local children between six months and five years old are now eligible for free flu jabs this year, said Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser. The $3.5 million influenza vaccination program offered by the NSW Government follows last year’s severe flu season. “Last year our community, like many in NSW, was hit hard by the flu season,” Mr Fraser said. “So this announcement means more than 400,000 children across the State are eligible to receive better protection not only for them, but also for their families and the wider community….

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RECORD NUMBER OF NSW DOCTOR INTERNS IN 2018

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today welcomed 19 new junior medical officers for 2018 as part of a record intake of intern doctors funded by the NSW Government. Across the State, 999 interns, up from 992 in 2017, will commence their new positions, representing the NSW Government’s commitment to introducing new doctors into the health system, with the state leading the country in terms of funding and conditions. Mr Fraser said more than $107 million had been invested in the statewide internship program to boost the number of doctors…

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LOCAL OFFICERS CELEBRATED ON NATIONAL CORRECTIONS DAY

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The team at the Coffs Harbour Community Corrections Office is among almost 25,000 frontline correctional staff to be celebrated today (Friday, 19 January) as part of Australia’s first annual National Corrections Day. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the day is vital to acknowledging the work of custodial and Community Corrections officers who keep the community safe in often dangerous situations. “These officers are our friends, family and neighbours and yet we often know little about the exceptional challenges they face when they go to work each day,” Mr…

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COFFS COAST NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR NSW TRAINING AWARDS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages local employers and trainers to nominate outstanding local apprentices, trainees and organisations for the 2018 NSW Training Awards. Mr Fraser said nominations for the regional round of the NSW Training Awards are now open and will close on 16 March 2018. “The NSW Training Awards are a chance to recognise and congratulate the best apprentices, trainees and teachers in our Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector,” Mr Fraser said. “I know we have many deserving candidates so I urge employers and VET trainers…

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FRASER URGES GOVERNMENT TO ADOPT NEW DRIVER EDUCATION PROCEDURES

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Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said that in light of the horrific road toll of 392 fatalities in NSW in 2017, he has written to the Deputy Premier, the Hon John Barilaro and copied the correspondence to the Premier and Minister for Roads, with details of a program which he believes would be a long term solution to reduce the road toll in NSW. Mr Fraser said it was unfortunate that far too often novice drivers are involved in a statistically high proportion of these accidents. “The number of…

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FUNDING BOOST MAKES COFFS CREEK EVEN MORE FUN

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser is delighted the NSW Government has allocated $150,000 for a project improving public access to Coffs Creek. Mr Fraser said under Round Two of the Boating Now program, this further funding allows delivery of the Round One project to install a launch for non-powered vessels. This project provides safe disabled access to Coffs Creek near Harbour Drive-Boambee Street, Coffs Harbour. The Boating Now program’s second round allocates $17 million to be shared by 73 projects statewide, from new boat ramps, pontoons and jetties to…

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