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May 2018

$250,000 FOR COFFS COAST ARTS AND CULTURE PROJECTS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said four local projects would share in almost $250,000 as part of the first round of the NSW Government’s $100m Regional Cultural Fund (RCF). These projects are:  Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Exhibition and Aboriginal Art Award ($74,050);  Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre Refurbishment and Upgrade ($103,757);  Bunker Cartoon Gallery Inc. Equipment Purchase ($37,368); and  Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group Inc. Gallery Improvements ($31,236). Mr Fraser said he is delighted they are among 68 projects from 12 regions across NSW, sharing in…

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ENGAGING THE COFFS COAST’S SIKH COMMUNITY

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today visited two Sikh places of worship at Woolgoolga. Mr Fraser and Mr Williams visited the First Sikh Temple and the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple to engage with local Sikh community members and leaders. “Our harmonious local community is based on mutual respect and understanding. This is in part, grounded in the freedom to practise any religious faith or denomination,” Mr Fraser said. “We are lucky to have some of the oldest Sikh places of worship in Australia….

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DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT PROVIDER PRAISED BY NSW GOVERNMENT

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Minister for Disability Services Ray Williams today visited Chill Out Café in Coffs Harbour to meet the team and announce funding. Mr Fraser said the $5000 in funding will be used to purchase a much-needed new coffee machine for the café. “I’m proud to support Chill Out Café. The organisation provides genuine employment opportunities for people with disability who are able to gain experience and training in the hospitality sector,” Mr Fraser said. “I hope the success of the café will encourage other…

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COFFS COAST JPs HONOURED FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today presents two of the state’s longest serving Justices of the Peace (JP) with commendations for 50 years of service. Mr Fraser said we were fortunate to have people like Bill Farrell and Ian Wright living in and serving the Coffs Coast community with such distinction. “It is a remarkable achievement to provide half a century of service as a JP, and one that deserves to be honoured,” Mr Fraser said. “As JPs of 50 years, Mr Farrell and Mr Wright have played an…

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NDIS COMMITMENT BRINGS CERTAINTY

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser welcomes the agreement between the NSW and Australian Governments, confirming New South Wales’ long-term commitment to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS Full Scheme Agreement was signed between Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, which sets out the ongoing governance and financial arrangements for the NDIS in NSW. Mr Fraser said it provides clarity and certainty for people with disability on the Coffs Coast. “We’ve been in the transition phase as we implement the NDIS and now NSW has become…

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COFFS COAST CAN APPLY FOR $6 MILLION IN LOCAL CRICKET FUNDING

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Local cricket clubs are encouraged to apply for $6 million in funds made available through the 2020 ICC World T20 Legacy Fund. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages our clubs to apply for projects which support local cricket participation and benefit the whole community. “We know that sports like cricket have many proven health, social and economic benefits and it is a priority to foster participation here on the Coffs Coast,” Mr Fraser said. “Our community has a proud history of camaraderie, and the fund offers an excellent opportunity…

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NOMINATE A LOCAL VOLUNTEER

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages locals to nominate community members who volunteer their time for the 2018 Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program. “Volunteers on the Coffs Coast are the backbone of our community and this program shows appreciation for their contributions,” Mr Fraser said. “Volunteers make a difference and it is important that we applaud these efforts. “To mark National Volunteer Week, I encourage residents to recognise a volunteer they know by nominating them for the Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program.” The program acknowledges the individual efforts of both adults…

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THANK YOU TO OUR HEROES IN ORANGE

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages the Coffs Coast to thank our NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) volunteers this WOW (Wear Orange Wednesday), 23 May. Mr Fraser said WOW Day is celebrated annually across the country on the Wednesday of National Volunteer Week. “I urge our community to get involved with WOW Day by wearing something orange in appreciation of our local hardworking and dedicated volunteers,” Mr Fraser said. “NSW SES volunteers play a vital role in helping prepare for and recover from all kinds of emergencies and…

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MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ABORIGINAL PEOPLE ON THE COFFS COAST

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the NSW Government’s new target to support Aboriginal jobs through its procurement activities will support the creation of new local jobs. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Finance Victor Dominello and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Sarah Mitchell announced the NSW Government’s Aboriginal Procurement Policy, which will target three per cent of Government goods and services contracts to be offered to Aboriginal owned businesses. The new policy, in conjunction with the existing Aboriginal Participation in Construction policy, will support an average of 1000 Aboriginal…

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LEAGUE LEGENDS ARE HERE TO TACKLE ROAD SAFETY

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the NSW Government is again teaming up with some of the biggest names in rugby league as part of its successful Knock On Effect campaign to tackle road deaths in country areas. A regional footy clinic featuring former league stars Laurie Daley, Tim Brasher, Steve Menzies and Josh Perry will make its way to Coffs Harbour on Saturday, 26 May. The clinic forms part of this year’s campaign which is designed to tap into rugby league’s huge popularity in the country to deliver…

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