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September 2010

Beware the Travelling Con Man!

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, urged locals in the Coffs Harbour electorate to be on the lookout for itinerant traders.  Mr Fraser said he was pleased to see a campaign being run by NSW Fair Trading targeting itinerant traders.  “By way of background, these traders target elderly and rural consumers.  In most cases they approach residents and advise them that they are able to perform work on their property for a fraction of the normal price.  Often they commence work without consent and use bullying tactics to procure…

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Fraser Welcomes World Rally Championship Round

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed the news from the World Motor Sport Council and Rally Australia that Coffs Harbour would host next year’s round of the World Rally Championship.  Mr Fraser said that the World Rally Championship is televised to 180 different countries around the world and is viewed by an audience of approximately 50 million people worldwide. This event not only attracts the attention of worldwide media but will bring international and other visitors from all around Australia to the area before, during and after…

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2010 Premier’s Christmas Gala Concert Tickets

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Mr Andrew Fraser MP, said today he was pleased to advise that tickets to the 2010 Premier’s Christmas Gala Concerts for seniors have now been allocated.   “Performances will be held at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, on Wednesday 8th December 2010 at 10.30am and 2.30pm”, Mr Fraser said.   “These concerts are held annually in recognition of seniors’ services to their community.  Last year’s concerts were a tremendous success with up to 30,000 seniors attending. It is always pleasing to see country people given the…

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Fraser welcomes ACCC objection to proposed increase in regional airline charges

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has today welcomed the decision by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to object to Sydney Airport’s proposed increase in charges for regional airlines.   “I am pleased to see that the ACCC has rejected the application by Sydney Airport Corporation Limited for a proposed fee increase of 2.9 per cent, which, if approved, could mean increased prices for regional passengers,” Mr Fraser said.    “Although Sydney Airport’s charges for regional airlines have not increased since 2001, there has been significant growth…

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Recent accidents highlight need to relocate the Police Accident Investigation Unit to Coffs Harbour

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today said that he had today written to the Minister for Police asking him to relocate the Accident Investigation Unit from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour.   Mr Fraser said that recently we have had three major accidents between Valla and Woolgoolga, which have tragically taken two lives.   “When major accidents occur it is incumbent on the Police Investigation Unit to attend these scenes in order to prepare reports for the coroner,” Mr Fraser said.   “I do acknowledge that the accident…

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Submissions for Solitary Island Marine Park Zoning Plan Closing Soon

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today advised that time is running out for submissions to be made about the proposed changes to the Solitary Islands Marine Park Zoning plan.   “The draft zoning plan has been on exhibition for the past three months and there has been strong community concern about the proposed changes.   “I attended a meeting last Monday at the Deep Sea Fishing Club where Professor Robert Kearney of the University of Canberra advised a large audience that the NSW Government had wasted $33 million…

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State Government must support our Police

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The  Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is very pleased to learn that the Sawtell Police Station has re-opened. “The station was closed in April this year during to a shortfall in staffing allocations,” Mr Fraser said. “This decision caused a great deal of concern to people living in the Sawtell/Toormina area and I presented a petition to State Parliament with over 1,000 signatures objecting to the closure. “The Sawtell/Toormina area has a high record of incidents and there needs to be confidence by the community that Police are able…

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