Andrew Fraser (New South Wales politician)

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Andrew Fraser
Member of Legislative Assembly of New South Wales
Assumed office
3 November 1990
Preceded by Matt Singleton
Constituency Coffs Harbour
Majority 17.6 points
Personal details
Born (1952-12-19) 19 December 1952 (age 64)
Newcastle, New South Wales
Political party The Nationals
Spouse(s) Kerrie Fraser[1]
Children Three
Occupation Politician

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

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]


  1. ^ "Andrew Fraser MP". National NSW – Our team. The Nationals (New South Wales). Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Mr Andrew Raymond Gordon Fraser, MP". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Andrew Fraser". Meet the State team. National Party of Australia (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 2007-04-07. 
  6. ^ Clennell, Andrew (3 December 2008). "MP quits after physical incident in Parliament". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 5 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-03. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Matt Singleton
Member for Coffs Harbour
1990 – present
Party political offices
Preceded by
Don Page
Deputy Leader of the
NSW National Party

2007 – 2008
Succeeded by
Adrian Piccoli