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Oakeshott stands with #StandbyMe and warns against creating a new inequality in disability care | Rob Oakeshott | Independent for Cowper

Disability funding in NSW is a key issue at the ballot box this weekend, with the NSW Government planning to withdraw from the sector altogether in the next term of parliament says Independent candidate for Cowper Rob Oakeshott.


(L-R Grant Murray, Matt Snow, Rob Manwaring, Tracy Pryer, Wendy
Carpenter and Peter Carnaby with Rob)

 

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Oakeshott commits to expanding headspace youth mental health services on Mid North Coast | Rob Oakeshott | Independent for Cowper

Independent candidate for Cowper, Rob Oakeshott, spent time recently with the headspace team in Coffs Harbour and came away concerned that the impressive mental health service for young people is being pushed to its limits.



(Dr Nicola Holmes shows Rob around headspace Coffs Harbour)

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Oakeshott commits to ending the 30 year wait for a Coffs Harbour bypass | Rob Oakeshott | Independent for Cowper

At the Coffs Harbour Bypass Action Group “Meet the Candidates” forum this week, Independent candidate for Cowper, Rob Oakeshott, committed to cutting through delays on the Coffs Harbour bypass in a transparent and timely fashion.


(Rob at the "Meet the Candidates Forum" held by the Coffs By Pass Action Group) 

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Oakeshott on high youth unemployment in Coffs Harbour: "We can fix this. I've done it before." | Rob Oakeshott | Independent for Cowper |

Independent candidate for Cowper, Rob Oakeshott, says this week's report from the Brotherhood of St Laurence showing Coffs Harbour's youth unemployment rate at 23.3% highlights an urgent problem — but one he is confident he has the experience to deal with.


(Image courtesy of Brotherhood of St Laurence Youth Unemployment Monitor) 

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Oakeshott joins Bowraville Chamber of Commerce | Rob Oakeshott | Independent for Cowper

Independent candidate for Cowper, Rob Oakeshott, has taken out membership of the Bowraville Chamber of Commerce to show support for the new team there.


Rob with Karly Lane (Secretary) and Gay Larkin (President)

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Oakeshott wants to burst "administrative bubble" hurting NDIS participants | Rob Oakeshott | Independent for Cowper

Independent candidate for Cowper, Rob Oakeshott, is concerned that rigid guidelines on services available through the National Disability Insurance Scheme are having a negative impact on people's lives.


(Rob with Jo Larner on her farm at Missabotti)

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Oakeshott shows support for Disability Employment Sector with visit to Key Employment in Coffs Harbour | Rob Oakeshott | Independent for Cowper

Independent candidate for Cowper, Rob Oakeshott, this week toured Key Employment in Coffs Harbour to get more insight into the challenges facing the disability employment sector.

(left to right) Chris Worboys, CEO Key Employment Coffs Harbour, Michelle Worboys, Rob Oakeshott, Mike Swarbick, Jodi Wood
(L-to-R: Chris Worboys, CEO and Chairman, Michelle Worboys, Rob, Mike Swarbick and Jodi Wood)

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Oakeshott concern over Landcare cutbacks

Federal election candidate for Cowper Rob Oakeshott has called for a new era of community Landcare to help re-engage and empower local communities.

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Oakeshott meets with Coffs Harbour Mortgage Brokers | Rob Oakeshott | Independent for Cowper

Independent candidate for Cowper, Rob Oakeshott, has held a roundtable discussion with local mortgage brokers about the future of the industry in the area.

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Oakeshott calls for end to Aged Care waits | Rob Oakeshott | Independent for Cowper

Independent candidate for Cowper Rob Oakeshott today called for aged care wait times to be a major strategic focus for the next parliament and not simply a pre-election sweetener.

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