Andrew Fraser (New South Wales politician)

Andrew Raymond Gordon Fraser (born 19 December 1952), an Australian politician, was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1990 to 2019, representing Coffs Harbour for the Nationals.[2]

Andrew Fraser
Member of Legislative Assembly of New South Wales
In office
3 November 1990 – 23 March 2019
Preceded byMatt Singleton
Succeeded byGurmesh Singh
ConstituencyCoffs Harbour
Personal details
Born (1952-12-19) 19 December 1952 (age 67)
Newcastle, New South Wales
Political partyThe Nationals
Spouse(s)Kerrie Fraser[1]
ChildrenThree
OccupationPolitician

Fraser was educated in Newcastle at Kahibah Primary and Whitebridge High Schools. He has worked in finance industry and as an insurance broker and has been the proprietor of a take-away food shop and of a caravan park. He is married with three children.[3]

Fraser is noted for chasing and grabbing then Minister for Roads, Joe Tripodi, on the floor of the House in September 2005, apparently in relation to a lack of funding for the main roads, including the Pacific Highway in Coffs Harbour.[4] The ABC's coverage of the 2007 election included the caption "Andrew Fraser the strangler won." He later became deputy leader of the NSW Nationals from March 2007 to October 2008.[5]

On 3 December 2008, Fraser resigned from the shadow ministry after a physical confrontation with a female colleague, Katrina Hodgkinson.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Andrew Fraser MP". National NSW – Our team. The Nationals (New South Wales). Archived from the original on 6 February 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Mr Andrew Raymond Gordon Fraser, MP (1952 - )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Andrew Fraser". Meet the State team. National Party (New South Wales). Archived from the original on 18 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-10.
  4. ^ Wainright, Robert (22 October 2005). "Road games: why Andrew Fraser went full throttle". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
  5. ^ Murphy, Damien (26 March 2007). "Ombudsman must strangle ABC bias". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 7 April 2007.
  6. ^ Clennell, Andrew (3 December 2008). "MP quits after 'shoving' female MP in Parliament". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 5 December 2008. Retrieved 3 December 2008.

 

New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Matt Singleton
Member for Coffs Harbour
1990–2019
Succeeded by
Gurmesh Singh
Preceded by
Alison Megarrity
Grant McBride
Assistant Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
2011–2019
Succeeded by
Mark Coure
Party political offices
Preceded by
Don Page
Deputy Leader of the National Party of Australia – NSW
2007–2008
Succeeded by
Adrian Piccoli