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LEARN MORE ABOUT CONSUMER RIGHTS DURING FAIR TRADING WEEK

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LEARN MORE ABOUT CONSUMER RIGHTS DURING FAIR TRADING WEEK   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the beginning of NSW Fair Trading Week, the annual event showcasing Fair Trading’s role in the marketplace, emphasising important consumer protection issues.   Mr Fraser said Fair Trading officers will be involved in community events across NSW promoting consumer protection messages.   “The focus of this year’s event, identifying theft and the importance of securely disposing of personal documents. To this end, Shred and Protect events will be conducted at several…

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FUNDING BOOST TO HELP LOCAL PROVIDERS GET NDIS-READY

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FUNDING BOOST TO HELP LOCAL PROVIDERS GET NDIS-READY   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced more than $120,000 in funding to help local disability service providers in the Coffs Harbour electorate get ready for the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in this area.   The NSW Government’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP) offers $4 million in grant funding to help providers in regional and remote NSW transition to the scheme and will go towards things like updating business plans or purchasing software.   “The NDIS is…

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON IMPROVING SAFETY IN THE HORSE INDUSTRY

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON IMPROVING SAFETY IN THE HORSE INDUSTRY   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging the local community to have their say on a new work health and safety Code of Practice to help reduce injuries and avoid tragedy for those people who work around horses.   Mr Fraser said SafeWork NSW consultation for the draft Code of Practice for managing risks when new and inexperienced persons interact with horses will be seeking public comment until June 30.   “NSW will be the first state to…

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FREE WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS AND SUPERVISORS TO HELP LEARNERS BECOME SAFER DRIVERS

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    FREE WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS AND SUPERVISORS TO HELP LEARNERS BECOME SAFER DRIVERS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, invites parents and supervisors to attend free workshops on how to provide effective and safe practice sessions for learner drivers.   The ‘Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers’ workshops provided by Roads and Maritime Services will be held at   Woolgoolga Diggers on Tuesday 28th June at 5.30pm and at the ETC office in Coffs Harbour on Wednesday 29th June at 5:30pm.   “Parents and supervisors play a vital…

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GRANTS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL CARERS WEEK NOW OPEN

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  GRANTS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL CARERS WEEK NOW OPEN     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, encouraged local carer support groups and other organisations to apply for a grant of up to $250 to run events and activities for carers during National Carers Week.   There are over 850,000 unpaid carers in NSW, including  over 100,000 carers who are under the age of 25.   Carers provide regular support to people, often family members, who need it because they have disability, chronic illness, mental illness, dementia or are frail…

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NOMINATE A LOCAL CARER TODAY

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  NOMINATE A LOCAL CARER TODAY     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced nominations for the 2016 NSW Carers Awards are open.   The NSW Carers Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the dedication, commitment and valuable contributions of the more than 850,000 unpaid carers across NSW.   Mr Fraser said that one in 10 people in NSW dedicate their time to caring for someone who needs care because of disability, mental illness, a chronic health condition, dementia or ageing.   “The incredible unpaid support…

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BE AWARE OF FALL IMPACTS THIS APRIL FALLS MONTH

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BE AWARE OF FALL IMPACTS THIS APRIL FALLS MONTH   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged elderly members of the community and their family members to find out how they can prevent the risk of a fall, as part of this year’s April Falls Month 2016.   Mr Fraser said April Falls Month raises awareness of the danger and impact of falls in the community, especially among the elderly and frail.   This year’s theme is “Share the Care: Falls Prevention is everyone’s business”.   “An unexpected fall…

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COFFS HARBOUR TO BE DECLARED A REGIONAL CITY

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COFFS HARBOUR TO BE DECLARED A REGIONAL CITY   Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today announced Coffs Harbour will be declared a regional city for the first time, as part of a draft blueprint for the North Coast region.   The NSW Government’s draft North Coast Regional Plan sets out the NSW Government’s vision for the region over the next 20 years, focussing on jobs, homes, transport and protecting the natural environment.   “I am pleased and proud that Coffs Harbour will be officially declared a regional city for…

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR NAIDOC WEEK CELEBRATIONS

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  APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR NAIDOC WEEK CELEBRATIONS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has encouraged local groups to get involved in celebrating Australia’s Aboriginal culture, by taking advantage of $200,000 in funding grants for NAIDOC Week 2016.   NAIDOC is a weeklong celebration of the culture, history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government is offering grants to support local organisations running NAIDOC Week events this July.   “I know we have a lot of active local Aboriginal groups…

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANTS

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANTS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is calling on peak environmental groups to apply for a grant to support their work with communities to conserve the environment.   A total of $1.8 million in funding is available under the 2016 Lead Environmental Community Groups (LECG) Grants Program, which are now open.   Mr Fraser said the program offers grants to support new or existing education or capacity building activities that develop the community’s knowledge and participation in protecting the environment.   “The grants…

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